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  • When Women Ran Hollywood

    by Juliette Fay

    Their names may no longer be widely recognizable, but women built and ran early Hollywood, shaped the industry in myriad ways, and influenced what we see on the silver screen even today.



  • Satire and the History Behind "The Favourite" Movie

    Although it is not a documentary film, much of its history about lesbianism in the court of Queen Anne is fairly accurate – or at least accurately reflects contemporary views about Queen Anne.


  • New Documentary on Nazi Propaganda Films to Debut

    by Bruce Chadwick

    There are still 40 very offensive films that are not allowed to be shown publicly (except at scholarly events). Now clips of them have been spliced together in a bristling new documentary.



  • Why Movie ‘Facts’ Prevail

    by Jeffrey M. Zacks

    Studies show that if you watch a film — even one concerning historical events about which you are informed — your beliefs may be reshaped by “facts” that are not factual.


  • Cracking the World War II Nazi Code

    by Bruce Chadwick

    A review of "The Imitation Game." The power of the film is the ever urgent need to crack the Nazi code amid the nearly non-stop bombing of London and other areas of England by the German Luftwaffe and, later, V-2 rockets.