Anybody catch Hotel Rwanda on PBS the other day? Joaquin Phoenix certainly left a different impression than he did the first time I watched the film, given his recent real-life antics. Back then, he was a figure of pathos; now, he's comic relief. Also, the scene in which the Rwandan Army general (Bizimungu) delivers an impromptu tribute to Scotland had confused me (as it does Paul, the hero). But after learning from The Last King of Scotland that Idi Amin so respected the Scots he trained with in the British military during colonial times that when he gained control of Uganda he styled himself (among other things) King of Scotland, I understand a bit better what this film was driving at.
Anyway, I'm not breaking any news when I say that Don Cheadle's performance as Paul Rusesabagina, whose resourcefulness saved over 1,000 people from the genocidaires, is just fantastic. This is definitely a film that repays multiple viewings.
Mithril! The dwarves tell no tales. But just as it was the foundation of their wealth, so also it was their destruction. They delved too greedily and too deep, and disturbed that from which they fled.