mysticism

Tony Jones: Pizza Space

[Guest blogger du jour Tony Jones] What’s the mystique about mysticism? (Or is the question itself just a misleading fork in the road, excluded middle term, dun leaves dead on a worm-ridden tree, as in “not seeing the forest for the … ”, regarding spirituality). When I watched Kung Fu as a young child, then …

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The Choice

I watched Doctor Zhivago tonight. Keira Knightley as Lara. Hans Matheson as Yuri Zhivago. It’s a well done TV miniseries from 2002. Moving, especially at the end. It’s not David Lean. But it works in its own way. Expanded, because of the extra time. And updated to allow for more modern depictions of the love …

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The Double Life of a Mystic

Krzysztof Kieślowski’s beautiful, surreal, baffling movie, “The Double Life of Veronique (1991)” has always haunted me. Irene Jacob’s performance is mesmerizing, seductive, tragic, the music veers to the edge of extremis, and the poetry of the celluloid images moves into uncharted cinematic territory. It’s arguably Kieślowski’s greatest work, though many critics give the nod to …

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