period drama

‘Perry Mason’ Season 2 Has Us Asking: Is Justice Possible? 

‘Perry Mason’ Season 2 Has Us Asking: Is Justice Possible? 

In the solid second season of HBO’s hit reboot of the legendary 1930s franchise, Matthew Rhys’ Perry Mason gets his day in court but seldom finds justice.

Lanthimos’ ‘The Favourite’ Plays with History and Our Emotional Impulsivity

Lanthimos’ ‘The Favourite’ Plays with History and Our Emotional Impulsivity

Stylistically risqué, The Favourite relates to a certain type of subversive British cinema from filmmakers such as Peter Greenaway, although it is not an imitation.

Visual Feasts: Merchant Ivory Do What They Do Best in ‘Feast of July’

Visual Feasts: Merchant Ivory Do What They Do Best in ‘Feast of July’

Visual aestheticism has never been a weak point for the Merchant Ivory production team and they certainly don't slack in their abilities with the sumptuous Feast of July.

Paul Thomas Anderson Tailors a Masterpiece with ‘Phantom Thread’

‘The Astronaut Wives Club’ Shoots for the Moon, Finds a Star or Two

‘The Astronaut Wives Club’ Shoots for the Moon, Finds a Star or Two

Based on Lily Koppel's 2013 book by the same name, The Astronaut Wives Club suffers from a bloated cast, allowing for only one or two compelling storylines.

‘Ripper Street’ Is a Smart, Witty and Humane Drama

‘Ripper Street’ Is a Smart, Witty and Humane Drama

Ripper Street's greatest strength is to avoid direct reference to the killings as an investigative project and to treat them as traumatic events from which its characters are trying to recover.

Finding Resolution to ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’

‘Mozart’s Sister’ Explores the Whys and What-ifs