This was a difficult week. The only films I could come up with were either set in Rome or Greece or in the Middle East. But there are some gems set in this time.
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The Prince of Egypt
'Are you not entertained?' We all know the speeches and the long names. This is one of those films where you forget just how good it was. Ridley Scott was on top of the world with this one, as was Russell Crowe after the film came out. Story of about a Gladiator but its no Sparticus. The root of this film is jealousy. Maximus Decimus Meridius, loyal general to Marcus Aurelius is betrayed by his son Commodus who kills his family and send him off to be a slave, but Maximus rises up through the ranks of gladiators to reek revenge. I know Crowe is the star here but Joaquin Phoenix was also Oscar nominated for his role and he should have won. Three time Oscar/BAFTA nominee and no win? Why isn't there a campaigne for him to win? Brilliant actor.