(The Peasant) Women of Ryazan

One unexpected side-effects of having a love of world of cinema is everything you learn when you devote a little time to a subject. This is, by no means, suggesting that the films themselves are necessarily accurate, cough, Braveheart, but doing a bit a research for this essay cracked a door of history for me.

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Dead Ringers

My wife called me the moment the screen went black at the end of the film. The vibrating phone disconnected me from David Cronenberg’s Toronto, from the office of Doctors Mantle. My phone, at that second, acted as a defibrillator jolting me back into the real world and breaking the seal on my possibly collapsed lungs.

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