The Odeon of Death takes a look at the month’s events through the medium of cinema.

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Planet of the Goats (2020)


After COVID-19 wipes out humanity, an astronaut discovers goats now run the world, with an economy based on milk, Gouda and cashmere gloves. But their reign is short-lived after they find it tricky to swipe card-pay machines with their clattery hooves.

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