Why You Should Watch: Agora

Agora could simply be called a swords-and-sandals biopic, but that sells it short. See why now at On Demand.
Agora goes against the grain I won’t bore you with the statistics on the extent to which women are absent from and subjected to gender stereotyping on the big screen – though if interested, start here – but because of recent events in my l...
Big ideas fall short in Amenabar's Egyptian epic.
In his new film, Agora, Spanish tyro Alejandro Amenabar has an intriguing central character and a fascinating theme – but the two never quite connect. Fittingly for a film where the idea of planet’s movement and the ill-defined concept of gravity...
A profound and challenging film.
Spanish actor Javier Bardem ages 20 years to take the lead in The Sea Inside – based on the true story of Ramon Sampedro, who became a quadriplegic after a diving accident. For 30 years he has struggled against the church and state for the right...
Alejandro Amenabar came to the attention of Tom Cruise with his Spanish film Open Your Eyes which Cruise has remade in English as Vanilla Sky, with Cameron Crowe directing and himself starring with Penelope Cruz. Meanwhile Tom Cruise was...