Historical Drama

‘The Woman King’ Review: She Who Fought, Fought For Freedom

Based on the true story of the Agojie, the all-female unit of warriors who protected the African Kingdom of Dahomey in the 1800s with skills and a fierceness unlike anything the world has ever seen, T...

8 Great

TV Review: ‘Becoming Elizabeth’ Is a Jewel in the Tudor Crown

Elizabeth Tudor, an orphaned teenager who becomes embroiled in the political and sexual politics of the English court on her journey to secure the crown.

8 Great

‘Operation Mincemeat’ Review: Competent But Dull

During WWII, two intelligence officers use a corpse and false papers to outwit German troops.

6 Fair

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

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