Tuesday, January 16 2007
The lofty political rhetoric disguising base power-grabbing in Rome is all too familiar in a contemporary US context.
Monday, November 28 2005
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
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
Ah, to be young, bright, and scheming in 19th-century Britain!"
Wednesday, September 8 2004
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
Look again, and it opens up into a morass of narrative fractures.
Thursday, March 14 2002
Alice's amnesia is Resident Evil's best trick.
Sunday, January 1 1995
Maybe Baby's sight gags are sometimes hilarious and the story is often engrossing. But the execution falls flat.