Various Sides of a Woman

Posted on Posted in Films, Maleficarum II - Monxa Mala

A Commentary on Monxa Mala: Various Sides of a Woman by Rich Moreland, July 2019 Various Sides of a Woman Writer/director Jac Avila leaves the viewer to decide what the Father means when he references the “big lie” that is making its way around the monastery. No matter how such a lie is interpreted, remember […]

Monxa Mala: The Back Story

Posted on Posted in Films, Maleficarum II - Monxa Mala

A Commentary on Monxa Mala: The Back Story by Rich Moreland By the Early Middle Ages the Church’s patriarchal, anti-woman attitude dominated Europe. Though fighting heresy was their major thrust, churchmen had a history of torturing misguided nonbelievers condemned for dancing with the Devil. The abused victims were often the weaker sex vulnerable to Beelzebub’s seduction. […]