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AGORA (2009)

Certification12 Our Rating

A wonderful tale revolving round the atheistic female mathematician, philosopher and all-round genius Hypatia, the lover she spurned and the slave who adored her; Roman authority is collapsing, the end is nigh and the Talibanesque Christians are preparing to both sack and burn the great library at Alexandria, destroying the collective scientific work of centuries, setting back science and maths a millennium, and massacre thousands (including, of course, the Jews). This is an ambitious and swe find out more...


Certification18 Our Rating

Derek Jarman's shock-horror-outrage account of the life of Saint Sebastiane who, according to the controversial director, was gay. Sebastian is played as a Roman soldier, posted to the back of beyond with a small platoon of bored colleagues, who gets selfishly absorbed in his own mysticism and then picked on by his emotionally crippled captain. This was the first offering in Channel 4's ever so tempting "red triangle" season, and is, in fact, a powerful, visually stunning and sensitively made tr find out more...

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Simon Stylites, to be nearer to God, has perched on a pillar for years and provided an inspiration to the surrounding people and a resolute defiance to the temptations, including a very tempting Silvia Pinal, of the Devil. However the Devil gets the last laugh after transporting him to a modern-day New York night-club. Wonderfully blasphemous. find out more...
TITUS (2000)

Certification18 Our Rating

A stunningly sumptuous adaption of Shakespeare's's play sees the revered general Titus Andronicus at odds with his corrupt new emperor and in particular the queen, a former Goth prisoner of Titus, and a woman driven by the desire for revenge. A powerful, full blooded interpretation, with an impressive cast, boldly imagined and brimming with passion, this is a striking addition to the Shakespeare filmography. find out more...

CertificationPG Our Rating

Another of the BBC's excellent portrayal's of one of the Bard's works. Having subdued the Goths, warrior Titus Andronicus returns to Rome to bury his sons, with Gothic Queen Tamora and her retinue as captives. According to Roman custom, Titus sacrifices Tamora's eldest son to the Gods; having the deciding vote, he also chooses Saturninus as Emperor. Both acts have tragic consequences. find out more...