Historical Drama

TV Review: ‘The First Lady’ Is Promising But Deeply Flawed

In the East Wing of the White House, many of history's most impactful and world-changing decisions have been hidden from view, made by America's charismatic, complex and dynamic first ladies.

6 Fair

‘The Northman’ Review: Though This Be Madness, There Is Method In It

Prince Amleth is on the verge of becoming a man when his father is brutally murdered by his uncle, who kidnaps the boy's mother. Two decades later, Amleth is now a Viking who's on a mission to save hi...

8 Great

‘The Last Duel’ Review: Ridley Scott’s Medieval Outrage

In 1386, Marguerite de Carrouges claims to have been raped by her husband's best friend and squire Jacques Le Gris. Her husband, knight Jean de Carrouges, challenges him to trial by combat. It is the ...

8 Great

‘The Green Knight’ Review: An Allegorical Cinematic Journey for the Ages

A fantasy re-telling of the medieval story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

10 Perfect

We Live 1001: Orphans of the Storm (1921)

Two orphaned sisters are caught up in the turmoil of the French Revolution, encountering misery and love along the way.

Tribeca 2021 Review: ’12 Mighty Orphans’ Wastes A Good Underdog Story

Haunted by his mysterious past, a devoted high school football coach leads a scrawny team of orphans to the state championship during the Great Depression and inspires a broken nation along the way.

5 Average

We Live 1001: Intolerance (1916)

The story of a poor young woman, separated by prejudice from her husband and baby, is interwoven with tales of intolerance from throughout history.

We Live 1001: Birth of a Nation (1915)

The Stoneman family finds its friendship with the Camerons affected by the Civil War, both fighting in opposite armies. The development of the war in their lives plays through to Lincoln's assassinati...

TV Review: ‘Halston’ Is Style Over Substance

It tracks Halston as he leverages his single, invented name into a worldwide fashion empire that's synonymous with luxury, sex, status and fame, literally defining the era.

6 Fair
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