Period Drama

‘The Color Purple’ Review: Musical Reimagining Receives Royal Treatment

Torn apart from her sister and her children, Celie faces many hardships in life, including an abusive husband. With support from a sultry singer named Shug Avery, as well as her stand-her-ground stepd...

8 Great

‘Babylon’ Review: Roaring Chaos

A tale of outsized ambition and outrageous excess, Babylon traces the rise and fall of multiple characters during an era of unbridled decadence and depravity in early Hollywood as the film industry tr...

7 Good

‘Mr. Malcolm’s List’ Review: Struggles to Stand Out in the Crowded Regency Sub-genre

A young woman courts a mysterious wealthy suitor in 19th century England.

7 Good

TV Review: Claire Danes and Tom Hiddleston Are Enchanting in ‘The Essex Serpent’

Follows London widow Cora Seaborne who moves to Essex to investigate reports of a mythical serpent. She forms a bond of science and skepticism with the pastor, but when tragedy strikes, locals accuse ...

7 Good

‘Downton Abbey: A New Era’ Review: A Lazy Reunion of Old Favorites

The Crawley family goes on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the dowager countess's newly inherited villa.

6 Fair

‘The Northman’ Review: A Bold, Visceral Achievement

From visionary director Robert Eggers comes The Northman, an action-filled epic that follows a young Viking prince on his quest to avenge his father's murder.

7 Good

TV Review: ‘Bridgerton’ Is Full of Charm and Steamy Romance

Wealth, lust, and betrayal set against the backdrop of Regency-era England, seen through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family.

8 Great

‘Mothering Sunday’ Review: A Melancholy Story of Grief, Love, and Loss

A maid living in post-World War I England secretly plans to meet with the man she loves before he leaves to marry another woman.

7 Good

TV Review: ‘The Gilded Age’ Is A Scintillating Look at New York’s Opulent Heyday

A wide-eyed young scion of a conservative family embarks on a mission to infiltrate the wealthy neighboring clan dominated by ruthless railroad tycoon George Russell, his rakish son, Larry, and his am...

8 Great

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