Tag Archives: Historical

The Serpent Queen (Starz) Rated TV-MA

A tv series that is based on the book by Leonie Frieda on the life of Catherine de Medici. Starring Samantha Morton, Amrita Acharia, and Enzo Cilenti.  Starz does a wonderful job at bringing these historical figures to life. While … 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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Anthropoid (2016) Rated R

Based on the true story of the Operation Anthropoid mission during World War II and the plan to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich, the third in command in the Third Reich. Starring Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy, and Brian Caspe. This … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Life (2013) Rated PG

A billionaire struggling with morality reexamines his life after finding his grandfather’s journal. Starring Logan Bartholomew, Ali Hillis, and Lee Meriwether. This is a sequel to the 2006 film The Ultimate Gift. The installment takes place after the first film with flashbacks … Continue reading

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Hail, Caesar! (2016) Rated PG-13

A Hollywood fixer in the 1950s works at keeping the stars in line. Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, and Alden Ehrenreich. This Coen brothers’ film pokes fun at Hollywood. The story is interesting and fun, but it doesn’t know what … Continue reading

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Race (2016) Rated PG-13

Jesse Owens becomes the greatest track and field athlete in history and is thrust into the spotlight in the 1936 Olympics hosted by Nazi Germany. Starring Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, and Eli Goree. This film is a typical sports film … Continue reading

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Houdini and Doyle (FOX) Rated TV-14

This miniseries follows the friendship between Harry Houdini and Arthur Conan Doyle while helping the Scotland Yard with some unsolved and inexplicable crimes. Starring Michael Weston, Stephen Mangan, and Rebecca Liddiard. This show is loosely based on the friendship of … Continue reading

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Pride (FX) Rated TV-MA

A six-part series chronicles the history of LGBTQ in America. Starring Ceyenne Doroshow, Susan Stryker, and Tez Anderson. This series, surprisingly, starts in the 1950s, at a time when the gays and lesbians were in the closet and families turned … Continue reading

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BlacKkKlansman (2018) Rated R

Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer in Colorado Springs, CO, infiltrates the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a fellow officer who happens to be Jewish. Based on real events in the book  Black Klansman: Race, Hate, … Continue reading

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