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Historical Drama

ACT's Orphan of Zhao: Revenge, Honor, Sacrifice in Ancient China

Leo Stutzin | Posted 08.26.2014 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

Apparently many San Francisco viewers find it marvelous. On opening night, ACT's production was greeted by a standing ovation from a huge portion of the audience in the Geary Theater. That doesn't happen often.

The CW's Reign Is So Wrong It's Right

Lelia Nebeker | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV
Lelia Nebeker

Reign is shamelessly soapy, while still managing to keep its momentum going with actual plot. Anyone who bemoans the historical inaccuracies should remember that they're watching The CW.

From Vikings to Game of Thrones: Ireland Evolves Into TV Production Destination

Maura Kelly | Posted 06.17.2013 | TV
Maura Kelly

Despite its current economic challenges, the creative industries in Ireland are going through "a special age" and the country is fast becoming a favorite destination for international co-productions.

Order 'Lincoln' Now

Posted 04.10.2013 | Entertainment

Lincoln, the 2012 historical drama film directed and produced by Steven Spielberg, stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field. Lincoln received widespread...

Lincoln, Meet Django: Slavery's Latest Films Are Controversial, But Not Why You Think

Rodney Barnes | Posted 03.02.2013 | Black Voices
Rodney Barnes

The film is a well-acted, directed and a cinematic and aural feast, yet Tarantino's Django remains hotly debated among black intellectuals. And when it comes to why this is such a lightning rod, I have a theory.

Changeling: The Film That Wouldn't End

Asher Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Asher Goldstein

One can't help but hope that some mechanical god of yore would appear on screen, wiping the whole mess of characters out and thereby ending the movie at that exact moment...but it never does.