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Tuesday, January 16 2007

Rome

The lofty political rhetoric disguising base power-grabbing in Rome is all too familiar in a contemporary US context.


Monday, November 28 2005

Rome

If there is a civics lesson to be gleaned from Rome, it is to beware the passions inflamed by a government in the midst of an identity crisis.


Wednesday, September 14 2005

Rome

Lest one fear the consequences of amoral political realism get a watered-down treatment, Rome proves steadfast -- eager, even -- in its refusal to skimp on detail.


Friday, September 10 2004

Vanity Fair (2004)

Ah, to be young, bright, and scheming in 19th-century Britain!"


Wednesday, September 8 2004

Resident Evil: Deluxe Edition (2002)

Resident Evil opens at a moment that might be best described as mid-psychosis, that is, the titular evil is overtaking the 'residence'.


Thursday, August 1 2002

Resident Evil (2002)

Look again, and it opens up into a morass of narrative fractures.


Thursday, March 14 2002

Resident Evil (2002)

Alice's amnesia is Resident Evil's best trick.


Sunday, January 1 1995

Maybe Baby (2000)

Maybe Baby's sight gags are sometimes hilarious and the story is often engrossing. But the execution falls flat.


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