Linda Stirling Unmasked: The Black Whip

: 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.



BUBBLE: Steven Soderbergh


Steven Soderbergh (Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)

  Erin Brockovich (2000)

Writer (WGA):

Coleman Hough 

This Fargo-ish Coen brothers film has a heavy dose of the American television series.  The Office,   gives a new dimension  to the Law and  Order TV series that has put an indelible and up until now unchallenged face onto the legal apparatus in this country.

There are unforgettable lines spoken by characters from middle America who bring both a delight and a horror to viewers like me and probably you too.

The backdrop is a doll factory.  There is something about images of body parts thrown around like just so much plastic that make for an uneasy and disturbing sight.

This same confused emotion is duplicated as the story of a local murder:, the crime and victim and perpetrator and detective all give a heavy dose of something quietly grotesque  just like the doll's heads rolling around, painted just so but  without benefit of a body to sustain them.

It is  this quietly drawn  message of  alienated man that renders this film another Steven Soderbergh classic.

Don't miss it.

 released January 2006


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