Top of the month January 2010: Agora
Violent memories of ancient times.
Why should you go see Agora by Alejandro Amenábar, right now?
– Because of the performance of Rachel Weisz, playing the part of philosopher and scientist Hypatia of Alexandria.
– Because if two things are equal to a third thing then they are all equal to each other (good old Euclid’s first rule).
– Because it’s a great reminder that in the fourth century, the bearded men were not Taliban but Christian.
Runners up :Invictus by Clint Eastwood and Gainsbourg – (vie héroïque) by Joann Sfar.
(not to mention Mr Nobody by Jaco van Dormael, Up in the Air by Jason ‘thanks for smoking’ Reitman and The Book of Eli by the Hughes brothers)