'Agora' and 'Ondine' offer welcome re...

'Agora' and 'Ondine' offer welcome respite from bluster of blockbus...

There are 2 comments on the LA Daily News story from Jun 6, 2010, titled 'Agora' and 'Ondine' offer welcome respite from bluster of blockbus.... In it, LA Daily News reports that:

As Hollywood churns out calculated big-budget retreads and sequels to growing box-office indifference, there is still some magic and intelligence to be found on-screen this summer in smaller, independent movies.

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#1 Jun 7, 2010
An interesting and thoughtful review of Agora. Amenabar got a lot things right in his film, but also distorted a lot of history in service to his art. But that's what artists do and I don't fault him for that. Folks who are interested in the historical Hypatia should pick up the biography "Hypatia of Alexandria" by Maria Dzielska (Harvard University Press, 1995)- highly readable! Also I have a series of posts on my blog ( http://faithljustice.wordpress.com/ ) covering the historical events and characters depicted by the film - not a movie review, just a "reel" vs. "real" discussion.
Robert Rivera

Winnetka, CA

#2 Jun 7, 2010
I read your preview on Sunday, June 6, 2010 and somewhere in the article it says that it began showing on Friday, so I assumed June 4. I looked at the movie section and found that it was not showing anywhere. I then started investigating it on the internet and saw that it was released in 2009. Wha Hoppen? Why review something that is not available? After your splendid review, I was hat to trot to see it and nothing happened.

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