Friday, May 29, 2009
In Grenouille, Süskind has created a beloved serial killer with a powerful sense of smell. His beginning, a Dickens novel; his journey, a bildungsroman; his end, a Sartrian exit. More than an inspirational manual for murderers, Perfume is a treatise on the implosive relation between love and existence.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Days before the UK embraces the Euro, a bag of quid falls upon a saintly boy’s playhouse, propelling him on a crusade to give the money away to the poor, against time, a robber, and his family thrown into the ethical dilemma. A poignant and colorful tale of money and humanity.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
On the fuss over Alec Balwin's quip on Filipino mail order brides (2009)