20 years later, Roland Emmerich’s Revolutionary War drama skewers U.S. history and Mel Gibson’s persona without trying to—or realizing it.
The Favourite screenwriter Tony McNamara gives the same farcical treatment to Catherine the Great, to largely wry results.
Justin Pemberton adapts Thomas Piketty’s book on economics into an accessible (if overly neat) primer on capitalism throughout history.
FX on Hulu explores the early days of the feminist movement with a history lesson packed with stunning performances.
David Simon and Ed Burns’ adaptation of the Philip Roth novel paints a harrowing picture of an alternate America that feels all too prescient.
For the month of March, we look back at the vibrant, confrontational, incisive work of one of American filmmaking’s most iconic figures.
A low-key historical ghost story turns into some lore-building terror for the Doctor. Okay, so the Oscars, a […]
Apollo 11 composer Matt Morton discusses how he used period-appropriate synthesizers to craft a tense score to mankind’s first walk on the moon.
Memory and history collide in a startling episode that offers yet more interrogation of the show’s source material.
Six episodes in, the show does its deepest, most formally daring look at historical prejudice, policing and American mythology.
Martin Scorsese’s 2002 historical drama is big, brassy and full of great performances, but its runtime and tone leave it unfocused.
The director of House of Flying Daggers and Hero drains the color from a Shakespearean take of double identities to crisply symbolic effect.
America’s first celebrity fashion designer gets the documentary treatment in an insightful treatment that still occasionally gets in its own way.
While it’s patently hungry for awards, Melissa McCarthy’s biopic of infamous letter forger Lee Israel is compelling and […]
Despite two incredible lead performances from Oscar Isaac and Ben Kingsley, this dramatization of the Mossad extradition of […]