Movie Review: Renoir (2013)

All three characters get near-equal screen time and show enough depth and complexity that it would be fair to say that this story is not just about the artist. It is about the artist, his son and their muse. Yet, the story isn’t so much a drama or even a narrative. Rather, it is a collection of small, but momentous, incidents in the lives of these three people who survive in the eye of the raging storm that is World War I.


Marginalia: On Sir Richard Francis Burton

"England’s fascination with other cultures led to a certain occupational hazard. … For some Englishmen, transformation was irreversible."