Category Archives: Historical Drama

Reviews: Knock Down The House, My Dinner With Hervé, Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far On Foot, Wine Country, Mid90s, Always Be My Maybe

Knock Down The House | Netflix The inspirational documentary offering evidence that there are still leaders in the United States whose motivations are respectable, responsible, and righteous. The film follows the primary campaigns of four progressive Democrats, all women, all very different from different states, and all of whom are looking to make a difference…Read More

Cold War review — Potent love story spans decades

Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski | Written by Pawlikowski, Janusz Glowacki, and Piotr Borkowski | 89 min Pawel Pawlikowski’s Ida from 2013 was an Oscar winner and high water mark for the Polish filmmaker, whose 2004 same-sex romantic drama My Summer of Love launched Emily Blunt into the cinematic universe. Accordingly, my expectations for this film were outsized, and it did not…Read More

Roma review — Cuarón’s domestic epic hypnotizes

Written and Directed by Alfonso Cuarón | 135 min One could make an argument Mudbound from 2017 was the feature that signalled Netlfix’s prestige drama interest, readying their horses for the annual Oscar race. But Roma is really the tipping point, a film with the critical momentum to suggest it could actually take the Best Picture statuette. I’d be…Read More