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.


CRITICAL WOMEN HEADLINES

12/18/08

The Year In Movies 2008: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

CLICK TO READ ARTICLE HERE

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO MY CONVERSATION WITH ACTOR MICKEY ROURKE ABOUT THE WRESTLER



BLINDNESS: Julianne Moore takes charge of the destroyed planet in this thinking man's sci-fi horror thriller, as a normal woman in a world suddenly afflicted with mass blindness. And she conveys with startling assurance, the pain of human awareness and consciousness in an also symbolically blinded world, that sight can ironically bring.



FROZEN RIVER: A gut-wrenching, contemporary economic hard times thriller, as two ballsy Canadian border single moms - white and Mohawk - are pressured into lives as smugglers of abused immigrants into the US, across the dangerous icy waters of the St. Lawrence River. Alternately heartbreaking and terrifying.

THE GOOD THE BAD, AND THE UGLY: MY RADIO COMMENTARY ABOUT THE YEAR IN MOVIES, CLICK HERE

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