gladiator

Notebook Reviews: GLADIATOR

Ridley Scott – 2000 Ridley Scott‘s Gladiator is a frustrating historical epic. It has some great sequences and impressive effects but there’s quite a bit of inertia in the storytelling.  Russell Crowe delivers a muscular, [...]

August 2, 2021

Book Review: THE ART AND MAKING OF PENNY DREADFUL

Not only have Frankenstein and Dracula been hugely influential pieces of literature but they’ve become iconic in the realm of film and television. Penny Dreadful (named after a type of 19th Century pulp fiction) sees them rub shoulders with Oscar [...]

March 30, 2015

Blu-ray Review: Cecil B. DeMille’s Epic CLEOPATRA

Eureka DVD’s latest film in its Masters of Cinema series is Cleopatra, Cecil B. DeMille’s 1934 epic starring Claudette Colbert in the title role. The film is luscious on Blu-ray, with the 1:37: 1 aspect ratio highlighting the magnitude of the [...]

September 11, 2012

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