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

1/12/09

Gran Torino Review

Directed by Clint Eastwood

Bigot, racist
Korean war veteran with a purple heart

hates his family
his children (who call only when they want something)
his neighbors
his church,
he mocks
and avoids

sits on his porch with his dog
with whom he converses
watches gangs emerge
and take over
intimidate with random violence
until....

This is a story of Clint Eastwood
Dirty Harry with a conscience
who sees the police as worthless
corrupt, prone to the same reckless violence
the same lies and rationale for their crimes as
the criminals they are paid to control

this is a story worth telling
and certainly worth seeing

Clint Eastwood, Director, Actor
at his best
as he reflects on our world and introduces
immigrant actors who are worth watching
now and in future films

It is fun, action filled and hard hitting
Need i say more?


Linda Z
WBAI Women's Collective
WFCC member

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