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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7/5/11

The Ward: Heavily Medicated Hotties In Mental Roach Motel Lockdown


Amber Heard in disheveled 'most wanted' mode, just prior to her controversial upcoming breakout small screen turn as a differently desired bling-accessorized glamour bunny in The Playboy Club.


...Guru of arty gore John Carpenter (Halloween, Village Of The Damned) bypasses too many missed opportunities to reflect on some seriously shady issues affecting females in the past. For whom institutionalization was a travesty and common method of deterring the emerging and inevitable empowerment bids by women - or simply a way for a husband to stash away and rid himself of an inconvenient spouse for another woman.

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In effect, Carpenter opts for a copout ending, despite a mood-setting opener revisiting the depraved history of human psycho-medical torture. And without giving too much away, effectively reinforces establishment assumptions about 'difficult' women...