Review: Bells From The Deep

1993 dir. Werner Herzog. Presented in an early form of Herzog's signature style, Bells From The Deep offers a charismatic and solemn look at religion and mysticism in post-Soviet Russia. Although the film does not give a complete overview of religion across the country (it does not even touch on Islam) the filmmaker instead focuses … Continue reading Review: Bells From The Deep

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A History of Plunder: The Benin Bronzes

In December, 1896 a trading expedition led by British Vice Consul General James R. Phillips set off for Benin City, the capital of the Edo empire which lies in modern day Nigeria. A messenger sent ahead of the group reached the King of Benin (the Edo capital) heralding the arrival of the Europeans. King Ovanramwen, … Continue reading A History of Plunder: The Benin Bronzes

Minireview: Demetri Martin – Live (At The Time)

Lacking some of the charm and novelty of previous offerings. A good show that still holds much of Martin's distinctive observational stylings, but one that ultimately feels like a watered-down version of earlier work. Check out if you like: Witty comedy with just a tiny twist of weirdness Avoid if you prefer: Jokes only Mensa … Continue reading Minireview: Demetri Martin – Live (At The Time)