Starship Troopers and Reception Studies

Starship Troopers (1997) is one of my favourite movies. Now, I know what some of you must be thinking. What is Starship Troopers? Or (incredulously), that movie with Neil Patrick Harris and space-bugs? Yep, that one.  I first saw the movie when I was a teenager and it initially grabbed me with its strong action … Continue reading Starship Troopers and Reception Studies

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Emperors and Gladiators in Django Unchained

You might be asking yourself, what possible connection does Django Unchained have to the classical world? Not one scene featured Russell Crowe or Kirk Douglas. And there was barely a gladius or toga in sight. However, if we look closely at the movie there are actually several images that point to a larger connection between the … Continue reading Emperors and Gladiators in Django Unchained