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Agora Review


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Ambitious in scope, this film feels over-serious and oddly cold. Fans of historical dramas may love it, but you're in trouble when theories about the sun and earth are more involving than the interpersonal dramas.

In 4th century Alexandria, Hypatia (Weisz) is a noted philosopher who teaches at the famed library. But the world around her is changing, as Greek and Egyptian beliefs conflict with Christians and Jews. And with the Roman Empire gaining power, the Christians have the edge. As Hypatia continues to explore her far-advanced theories about the earth and the universe, she finds herself caught between two men who love her: loyal servant Davus (Minghella) and the civic leader Orestes (Isaac). And the fundamentalist Romans aren't happy with her radical thoughts.

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Yellow Asphalt Review


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What does Yellow Asphalt teach us? Well, for starters, that life pretty much sucks for the nomadic Bedouin people who live in the deserts of the Middle East. And they don't like technology or other modern trappings, which invariably cause harm to the tribe.

Dan Verete takes this idea and puts a cryptic spin on it in Yellow Asphalt, a budget affair that exposes the generally sad existence of the Bedouins while providing a precious twinkle of insight into their lives.

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