New Movies: Orpheus Now

The lines are from Eliot:

We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time.

The story is from the legend of Orpheus. Nicholas Urfe (Michael Caine), an overread, underbred London dropout, accepts a teaching job on a Greek island. In Caine's adroit impersonation, Urfe explores sensuality from Alfie to Zeta, but along the way he stumbles into a labyrinthine underworld presided over by an occult genius—The Magus. His journey begins one day when he finds a book of poems open to...