The Patience Stone

It was over dinner in Cannes that I first heard of Atiq Rahimi and his work. My Afghan friends Zaid and Massood are friends of Rahimi’s, and he…

The Grandmaster

Amidst the vast majority of movies that are forgotten after five minutes, every once in a while there is a movie that changes you, one way or another,…

Memorias

When my childhood days were spent in long, boring visits to relatives and parents’ friends, one of my pastimes was to comb the titles in their obscure libraries. …

On the Road
If a book is not worth reading twice, it is not worth reading once

When the book first hit the public, in 1957, it really hit the public.  At first sight this book was telling the story of a group of American…

Prometheus by Ridley Scott

The enjoyment of the new Ridley Scott flick,  Prometheus, depends greatly on which one of the three kinds of public you fall into.  The first is a well-informed …