Category Archives: Historical

She Said (2022) Rated R

New York Times reporters break a story that helps ignite the #MeToo movement and break the silence around Hollywood’s subject of sexual assaults. Starring Lola Petticrew, Katherine Laheen, and Zoe Kazan.  The one thing I disliked about this film is … Continue reading

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Dangerous Liaisons (Starz) Rated R

 A pair of  former lovers attempts to exploit others through seduction. Based on the novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos.  Starring Alice Englert, Nicholas Denton, and Hakeem Kae-Kazim. This series is more so inspired by the characters than based on … Continue reading

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Before the Rains (2007) Rated PG-13

An English spice baron moves to India at the end of the Raj years. Starring Linus Roache, Rahul Bose, and Nandita Das. This film isn’t just a romance between a British baron and an Indian housekeeper – it covers the … Continue reading

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The U.S. and the Holocaust (2022) Rated TV-14

A documentary looks at the U.S.’s involvement with the Holocaust and the challenge to democracy. Starring Guy Stern, Deborah Lipstadt, and Rebecca Erbelding. I was not impressed with this new documentary from Ken Burns. This one toes the line of … Continue reading

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Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath (A&E) Rated TV-14

A series talks to those that have left the Church of Scientology because of their harmful practices. Starring Leah Remini, Mike Rinder, and Mary Kahn. I have always thought that Scientology was a cult and this series proves it. The … Continue reading

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History’s Crazy Rich Ancients (History) Rated NR

Throughout our history, the world is shaped by the rich and powerful. Starring Darrell Brown, Rebecca Jarvis, and Greg Jackson. This series is a disappointment. It presents a countdown of the most opulent things the wealthy have done or used … Continue reading

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Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music (2016) Rated NR

This documentary follows the history of recorded music with interviews that talk about the different sounds of innovation and experimentation that came through music. Starring Dermot Mulroney, Todd Boyd, and Questlove. This is one of the best documentaries I’ve seen … Continue reading

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One Child Nation (2019) Rated R

Nanfu Wang is a product of China’s one-child policy. After moving to the U.S. and becoming a filmmaker, she decided to come home and look at the policy that she grew up with in comparison with other countries’ stances on … Continue reading

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Lucy Worsley Investigates (PBS) Rated NR

Lucy Worsley investigates major chapters in British History. She looks at the witch trials, the Black death, the madness of King George III, and the princes in the tower. She explores the contemporary perspective and looks at gender politics, class … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth’s Secret Agents (2018) Rated NR

A father and son duo become the first secret service in the world during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. Starring Colin Tierney. This miniseries has talking heads walk us through the beginning of the first secret service that started … Continue reading

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