All in Historical Period Drama
This week, we watch the Best Picture nominated film that gave Leonardo DiCaprio his much sought after Best Actor Oscar, as he suffers violently and horribly through some of the most gorgeously shot landscapes in movie history. The Revenant (2015), directed by Alejandro Inarritu.
This week, we watch the tale of the life and struggles of a man living in 18th century England, Barry Lyndon. Directed by the master himself, Stanley Kubrick.
This week, we watch the horrifying, documentary-like masterpiece about the the acts or terror and oppression between the occupying French and the National Liberation Front (FLN) in 1960's Algeria, The Battle of Algiers. Directed by Gillo Pontecorvo.
This week, we watch the movie based on the very popular book, The Help (2011), about an author who decides to write about African American maids during the Civil Rights Movement. Directed by Tate Taylor.
This week, we watch Ingmar Bergman's final theatrical release, Fanny and Alexander (1982), a story of two children in Sweden and their lives growing up.
This week, we watch the Best Picture Oscar winning biopic about King George VI, The King's Speech (2010), directed by Tom Hooper.
This week, we watch the best cinematic adaptation of Macbeth, Throne of Blood (1957), directed by Akira Kurosawa.