Tag: historical fiction

  • Manga Review: The Rose of Versailles

    Manga Review: The Rose of Versailles

    Shojo manga has, historically, been underserved by American manga publishers – and when we have gotten shojo series, they have tended to be more conventional romance series – and not necessarily works in other genres (whether fantasy, science fiction, or historical fiction). However, some of the more influential works of the genre have fallen overlapped

  • The Connection (2014): Film Review

    The Connection (2014): Film Review

    When it comes to watching movies based on historical events, occasionally you happen, by varying degrees of coincidence, into a narrative between multiple films all based on historical events that all tie together. Sometimes it’s deliberate, with different filmmakers being in dialog with each other, and sometimes it’s happenstance, and sometimes it’s even a combination

  • Rasputin: The Mad Monk: Film Review

    Rasputin: The Mad Monk: Film Review

    While Sir Christopher Lee was generally closely associated with Hammer films, his career there was often tied with three main kinds of roles. There was his stint as Frankenstein’s Monster and the Mummy, where in The Mummy’s case you couldn’t tell it was him, and in case of the Monster, the character was not as

  • Fena: Pirate Princess – Anime Review

    Fena: Pirate Princess – Anime Review

    Fena: Pirate Princess is the first co-production in a while between Adult Swim/Cartoon Network and an anime studio (in this case, Production IG), possibly the first major series since the second season of The Big O. With an animation style and plot that feels like it’s meant to evoke Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water

  • Film Review: Fall of the Roman Empire

    Film Review: Fall of the Roman Empire

    The Roman-Period Epic was something of a staple of cinema in the 1950s and ’60s, and one of the films of that genre that tanked the hardest was The Fall of the Roman Empire from 1964, which is a bummer because it’s really not that bad.

  • Film Review: Kingdom of Heaven – Director’s Cut

    Film Review: Kingdom of Heaven – Director’s Cut

    Ridley Scott is a director who is fantastic at building worlds. In Blade Runner it was the future of Los Angeles. In Gladiator it was Imperial Rome. In Kingdom of Heaven, it’s 14th century Jerusalem and Palestine.

  • Movie Review – Edge of Sanity (1989)

    Movie Review – Edge of Sanity (1989)

    Edge of Sanity is an interesting, but flawed film, taking the Jack the Ripper case, and combining it with Robert Lewis Stephenson’s classic work of Victorian horror – The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.