The Tailor Of Panama

An English tailor in Panama is weaving lies to make himself interesting. A disgraced English spy on the downside of his career is looking for opportunities to improve his situation, document.write(“”); for conspiracies to report to his superiors and redeem himself. They were made for each other and almost bring doom to Panama.
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It is a nice story, but nothing like the hype displayed on the back of the DVD: “mind-blowing spy chase!” or “seductive spy thriller.” For a movie that bring together the writing of John Le Carré, the direction of John Boorman, the talent of Geoffrey Rush, Pierce Brosnan and Jamie Lee Curtis, it is rather disappointing. I was expecting some explosive action like in a Bond movie, a Jack Ryan or movies like Traffic. No big surprises. However, it is an intelligent story, rich in human elements. I was not bored, so it is still a good entertainment. The DVD is multilingual and offers an alternate ending and an interview with Rush and Brosnan.

The Tailor of Panama. USA/Ireland, 2001, 109 min.; Dir.: John Boorman; Scr.: Andrew Davies, John Le Carré, John Boorman; Phot.: Philippe Rousselot; Ed.: Ron Davis; Cast: Geoffrey Rush, Pierce Brosnan, Jamie Lee Curtis. Rated R.

The Tailor of Panama ©2000 Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. All Rights Reserved. Packaging © Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment.

The Fog of Life

In the last few months or years, document.write(“”);
I feel I’ve lived in a constant fog.
To my body it feels like mud.
It’s like I can’t move forward easily,
As if every muscle is sleeping.

And my mind is all foggy,
I can’t see and think clearly.
I feel things are slipping away
From the grasp of my will.

I guess I should resolve myself
To exercice a little more
And maybe it will wake
My body from its torpor.

I should also make the effort
To keep my mind active,
Writting about everything.
That’s why I’ve revived this blog
And I’ll try to talk about all—
Could it really be called reviews?—
All the movies, books and news
That I’ve seen, read and digested
Even if they aren’t work-related.

But I fear I won’t have the energy
To completely brake away from the chains
Constraining my wings from spreading
And keeping me from feeling alive!

(ok, next time I’ll try to have it rhyme)

Merry Christmas! Joyeux Noel!

…or Happy Holidays (whatever the Holiday your are enjoying right now)… to the few people reading this blog (and everybody else around the Globe)!

…ou Joyeuses Fêtes (peut importe les Fêtes que vous célébrez en ce moment)… aux quelques personnes qui lisent ce blog (et à tous les autres sur la planètes)!