2020s, 3.5/4, History, Review, Ridley Scott

The Last Duel

A $100 million epic that probably should have been made for significantly less considering the subject matter, Ridley Scott's The Last Duel is a hard-edged Rashomon-like look at a rape in Medieval France and the ensuing legal duel, sanctioned by Charles VI, the last in France's history. I'm going to be honest, I'm not surprised… Continue reading The Last Duel

1990s, 3/4, History, Review, Ridley Scott

1492: Conquest of Paradise

This would make a really interesting lower half of a double bill with Terrence Malick's The New World. They're pretty explicitly about the same theme, finding paradise on Earth only for it to slip through the characters' fingers as they reach out to reclaim it, but the idea is approached very differently across the two… Continue reading 1492: Conquest of Paradise