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Friday, May 20, 2005
Movie reviews

I'd like you to know that I've seen Revenge of the Sith and will be posting a review shortly. I also saw Kingdom of Heaven last night and must say that Ridley Scott's depiction of the Saladin and the Saracens as somehow less responsible for the violence that engulfed the Holy Land was irksome to the historian in me. Less so was having an illiterate blacksmith come up with the sort of rhetoric that would have made Cicero proud (okay, maybe I'm exaggerating). Still, taken as a movie and not a thinly-disguised attempt at political commentary, Kingdom was really very good. Edward Norton as King Baldwin IV of Jerusalem (an uncredited role) was the pick of the bunch.