Sunday, December 14 2008
The church veers back and forth between explanations for the lack of death. The philosophers spin their wheels in the mud.
Saramago’s novels are meditations to be experienced by those willing to journey down the labyrinthine mazes he constructs.
Sunday, November 2 2008
The women have the strength to withstand the chaos; the men shirk at the responsibility, although they too eventually follow the women’s lead.
Thursday, October 2 2008
Fernando Meirelles’ adaptation of Jose Saramago’s Blindness fails because the source material doesn’t easily lend itself to cinema, and because the filmmaker is clearly out of his depth.