AGORA
: Dragged from her chariot by a mob of fanatical vigilante Christian monks, the revered astronomer was stripped naked, skinned to her bones with sharp oyster shells, stoned and burned alive as possibly the first executed witch in history. A kind of purge that was apparently big business back then.


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7/3/08

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Little Children (2006)
Todd Field

Rated: R
Theatrical Release: Oct 17, 2006

now on HBO

Little Children is Todd Field'S ( IN THE BEDRoom) adaptation of Tom Perrotta's celebrated novel that offers insight into a middle class white christian couples' life in a small American town.

Plot:
coming of age in small town United States of America isn't what many would like it to be. And that's not necessarily a bad thing,.

When pre programmed couples fall into the malais from which we all suffer, it gives the discerning audience hope for the future of this country.

Starring: Kate Winslet, Patrick Wilson, Gregg Edelman, Sadie Goldstein, Jennifer Connelly

Commentary:

If you like the television show "desperate housewives"

if you like seeing adults trying to live within the narrowly defined "normal" parameters allowed even in the Democratic country of the U.S.A.


if you like a film with a voice over to led you down their desired path, Little Children is for you

If you like to have your basic principles questioned, examined and maybe even turned around,

if you want to see how the internet contributes to our isolation from each other,

if you like to see couples struggling to learn the new ropes of common existence where children often seem older than their parents, Little Children is for you

If you enjoy beautiful music,

if you enjoy a moment of quiet laughter in response to heavy irony,

if you like to see the good guys win and the society values upheld, albeit at great cost, Little Children is for you

Personally, I loved this movie. I enjoy Desperate Housewives and this film seems to take the man to task much as Desperate Housewives explore the intimate intrigues of the modern woman's suburban daily life.

The acting is superb, the direction unique and it works! The music, the sets, the ebb and flow of the story kept me enthralled.

It isn't a new release. It is now available on Home Box Office. Do see it. Whether you are young or old, it informs on our basic nature and gives hints as to why it is so difficult for men and women to get along. We are, after all is said and done, different; physically, sexually, emotionally.


Linda Z
WBAI Women's Collective
Rotten Tomatoes Vine: witches brew

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