Will Florence Foster Jenkins Get an Oscar?

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We’ve been remiss in discussing the 2016 Oscar pics and for good reason — there isn’t much historical costume goodness in ’em! Nominated for the Academy Award in Best Costume Design this time, we have Joanna Johnston for Allied, set during World War II; Colleen Atwood for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, set... Read more →

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Ghosts of Slavery in Beloved

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Toni Morrison’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Beloved creates evocative, often terrifying metaphors to explore the psychological scars left by legalized slavery, and this 1998 film based on her book does an admirable job at bringing the story to life. Oprah Winfrey stars as Sethe, an escaped slave in the 1870s, who’s living with her teenage daughter, Denver (played by Kimberly... Read more →

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Victoria and Victorian Fancy Dress

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I am going to come out and say it: I have been enjoying Victoria (2017) despite the fact that it’s pretty much, as one Frock Flicks commenter said, bad historical fanfic. Still, it’s entertaining bad historical fanfic and the costumes are on the whole pretty good. There are a few “what the frock” moments, though. In... Read more →

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Confession Time: Why I Love Shakespeare in Love

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For some reason, Shakespeare in Love (1998) doesn’t get a lot of love in among fans of historical costume movies. Despite the fact that the costumes by the great Sandy Powell are quite high quality, this romantic comedy gets written off by a lot of folks, including the rest of our Frock Flicks staff here. Is... Read more →

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MCM – Tim Curry

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Tim Curry has the distinction of being one of the earliest crushes that I can remember having. The characters he’s played have definitely had a strong, guiding hand in molding the type of men I find attractive, which should explain a lot if you know me at all; give me a guy who is a little evil, a... Read more →

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Top Five Ways Movies Screw Up Corsets

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There’s the correct way to wear a corset and then there’s … not. I can forgive corset-wearing n00bs for not knowing that there is, indeed, an up and a down to this corset thing, but I absolutely cannot excuse TV and film costumers who throw their actresses into corsets any old which way like it’s totes... Read more →

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Thousand Pieces of Gold – An Immigrant’s Tale

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Roger Ebert called Thousand Pieces of Gold (1991) “angry and romantic,” which sold me immediately, because that pretty much describes me. And, of course, due to my Chinese heritage, I had to finally watch this true story of a Chinese woman in the 1880s who was sold by her father to be married off in an Idaho gold-mining town.... Read more →

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Trying to Muster Enthusiasm for Victoria

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Guys! Usually we here at Frock Flicks review whatever it is we have been watching, which may mean that all three of us are writing content about the same film/show. But with Snark Week madness, we decided to split up some of the major shows on, and I volunteered to tackle Victoria (2017), the ITV-produced TV series... Read more →

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Prejudging The White Princess (and Not Just for the Costumes)

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The White Princess hasn’t even premiered on Starz and I want to punch it in the face. Or at least punch the headline writer at Harper’s Bazaar who wrote this: ‘THE WHITE PRINCESS’ IS THE FEMINIST ANSWER TO ‘GAME OF THRONES.’ (And note, it may or may not be the article writer, Julie Kosin; I’ve... Read more →

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Man Candy Monday: Mandy Patinkin

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Oh, Mandy Patinkin. You give me so many feels. You had me at “hello”. I’ll take you naked… Or with clothes on… I want to run my hands through your hair… And gaze longingly into your eyes… You really are really, really, ridiculously good looking… Except for that one time you played Quasimodo, but that’s... Read more →

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