New Releases: Period Dramas Premiering May 17, 2019

I’m afraid it’s slim-pickings this weekend y’all. There are a few promising period dramas coming out on the silver screen in the next few weeks, but the only films available this weekend appear to be just a handful of limited releases: All Is True (“biopic” of Shakespeare’s later years, so Elizabethan England) – looks like […]

HBO’s “Catherine the Great” with Helen Mirren Looks Fantastic, Promises to be “Raunchiest” Period Drama Ever

Have y’all seen the trailer for HBO’s “Catherine the Great” starring Dame Helen Mirren? From the looks of it, it will be a rip-roaring good time: This reminds me of Gentleman Jack – both are HBO co-productions with sumptuous visuals, powerful performances from “strong female” leads, snappy music, and a revisionist tone. IF this period […]

Napoleonic Wars Costume Drama “Belgravia” Next Up for Julian Fellowes

The Gilded Age and Downton Abbey the movie are not the only projects Julian Fellowes is working on. He’s announced several new projects over the last year, the newest of which is another series for ITV (and PBS I’d assume): Belgravia. As Deadline reports: The series is set in the 19th Century, around seventy years […]

New Releases: Period Films Opening This Week (May 10)

Charlie Says (1960s-1970s) Manson Family “biopic” with Matt Smith (Doctor Who) as Charles Manson and Hannah Murray (“Gilly” on Game of Thrones) as Lesilie Van Vouten Tolkien (early 20th Century – WWI-era)J.R.R. Tolkien (Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit) biopic (from which the Tolkien estate has distanced itself) depicting his war experience, family life, and […]