3-Cents Worth: Dogma (1999)

Mercilessly satirical, Dogma serves as a kick on contemporary dogmatism where faithfuls are often trapped in religious idolatry for reasons sometimes beyond human comprehension. With Catholicism at its core, the film explores Biblical prophecies as the characters grapple with loopholes in a bid to change everything we know about God and religion. The film toggles somewhere in between between “theological rigidity and secular reality”, where most of us are probably situated.

— Invictus

3-Cents Worth: The Ides of March (2011)

Politics 101, from Stephen Meyers to Mike Morris (Ryan Gosling and George Clooney): “You can lie, you can cheat, you can start a war, you can bankrupt the country, but you can’t f*ck the interns. They get you for that.” Actually, this is the whole point of the Ides of March: “you can’t f*ck the interns”…

— M.L.

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