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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2/21/09

Sherman's Way Review



Craig Saavedra, Director
Written by Tom Nance

Another male bonding film, son in search of father/ father in search of son with a center character of note being the Car. Done with a light touch, an enjoyable juxtaposition of different types of male figures, those who strive to achieve, live by the clock and synchronized common sense versus those who have given up. But what happened to their women, the women they are pushing far away, the women who remain painfully absent, or appear once more as the bad figure to be dethroned from her insidious omnipresent power?

The artistic effort is well worth seeing, the acting is great, the women are not important enough but then, this film was made by men and is about boys coming of age so what can you expect.

Without reservation I recommend this as a date flick, a film that can inspire enjoyable conversation but doesn't have to.

Star actors include but not limited to;

JAMES LE GROS
(“The Last Winter” “Drugstore Cowboy”)
ENRICO COLANTONI
(“Just Shoot Me” “Galaxy Quest”)
MICHAEL SHULMAN
(“Can of Worms” “Little Man Tate”)
BROOKE NEVIN
(“The Comebacks” “Infestation”)

Linda Z
WBAI Women's Collective

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