5 Things Gladiator Got Wrong About Emperor Commodus

Note: This article was originally posted on Masksofmonsters a few years back, before the docu-drama Reign of Blood came out on Netflix. I’ve reposted here for your enjoyment. Actually…more for my enjoyment. While watching Gladiator last week I got curious about Joaquin Phoenix’s sneering portrayal of Emperor Lucius Aurelius Commodus (161 – 192 AD). Was he playingContinue reading “5 Things Gladiator Got Wrong About Emperor Commodus”

Robin Hood Prince Of Thieves is Secretly About Impostors

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves came out during a very influential time in my life. I was young enough for the neighbors to laugh when I built my first yarn-and-stick bow, yet old enough to get into trouble for threatening to cut their hearts out with spoons. Less intimidating when it’s a 7-year-old. So it’s noContinue reading “Robin Hood Prince Of Thieves is Secretly About Impostors”