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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11/7/09

Tattoed Under Fired: Fort Hood Inked For War


...Much will be written in the days to come of the mind-set of the alleged Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, a psychiatrist who counseled military personnel and was reportedly distressed over his own imminent deployment. Though Schiesari's film predates the horrifying violence at the fort yesterday, it reveals a military culture rarely seen. By following both returning and deployment-bound young soldiers and the stories told on their bodies, she gets under their skin...


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Mary Elizabeth Williams
Salon.com


...As Tattooed Under Fire gets past the skin of these soldiers and into their heads, and their raw and psychologically wounded inner recesses, the film concludes by drifting out along the roads around Fort Hood, the largest military base in the world. Where more soldiers die in drunk driving crashes than in war zones, and wreaths where these lives ended stateside line the highways. And as one emotionally damaged survivor bitterly remarks of the vehicular fatalities, 'Just because you didn't shoot yourself or jump off a bridge, doesn't mean it wasn't suicide'...

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Prairie Miller

11/6/09

Woody Harrelson Worries About The World


The Messenger: Woody Harrelson and director Oren Moverman talk horrors of war, raw and unfiltered. And, Woody on broadcasting the end of the world, in 2012. Plus, Screening Room soundbites, and movie review haiku.

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Daughters On Dads, Disturbing The Universe


...Do you blend into the crowd and lead an unexceptional life, or dare consider DISTURBING THE UNIVERSE: The life and times of William Kunstler, a documentary. And a conversation with the filmmakers, Emily and Sarah Kunstler.

CLICK TO LISTEN TO EMILY AND SARAH KUNSTLER INTERVIEWS HERE