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

10/9/11

He Said, She Said...Desire, Dread And Gender On Screen


The Skin I Live In

By Catherine Bray

'...Pedro Almodovar is no stranger to the outré. His films to date have incorporated nymphomania, child abuse, rape, S&M, murder, transvestitism, sex changes, comas, kidnappings, love triangles, incest, drugs and multiple other themes common to the loose genre of melodrama. The Skin That I Live In is nevertheless one of his most perverse films, something of an achievement...'

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Catherine Bray Channel 4 Film,
UK Guardian, Observer, The New Statesman


What's Your Number?

By Gerald Wright

'...The conflicts seem to bring in the audience by exposing sexual and social elements that are familiar. The acts of deception as Ally pretends to be someone she is not adds more to the continual battle between comfort and longing, plus fear and desire...'

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Gerald Wright
National Association of Black Journalists
HDfest.com Film Showcase