Rank #1: Josie Rourke's Mary Queen of Scots
We review this attempt at a biopic about the famous Scottish queen.
Rank #2: Yorgos Lanthimos's The Favorite
We review this tale of court intrigue set in the early 18th century.
Rank #3: Jamestown, Gunpowder, London
We discuss the Association of Dress Historians conference in London and give you an inside peek at what:s coming up with costume movies and TV as well as what:s in the works for the blog. Next, we do in-depth reviews of the TV series Jamestown, which has aired in the UK, as well as Gunpowder, which stars Kit Harrington and is coming soon to HBO. Get your snark on for a monthly or twice monthly romp through historical costume movies and TV.
Rank #4: Versailles S2, Search Terms, Patreon
We kickoff our new podcast format with bits of news from the costume drama world, a behind-the-scenes look at Frock Flicks HQ, and a review of the first episodes of Versailles season two. Get your snark on for a monthly or twice monthly romp through historical costume movies and TV.
Rank #5: Patreon Preview
Get a taste of our subscription-only Patreon podcasts with this preview where we discuss what we:ve been watching recently, including Victoria and Six Wives with Lucy Worsley. Plus we look at how criticism fits in an academic and journalistic context.
Rank #6: Mel Gibson's Braveheart
For Snark Week, we take on that clunker of medieval Scotland: Braveheart. Oh yes, s****y kilts, stretch panne velvet, and patriarchy abounds. We're joined by Scottish dress historian Brenna Barks.
Rank #7: Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak
We look at this gothic-horror story chock full of elaborate late Victorian costumes.
Rank #8: Outlander Season 2, Episodes 12 and 13
We discuss the costumes worn in Outlander's second season, episodes twelve and thirteen, and the second season in general.
Rank #9: Outlander Season 2, Episode 11
We discuss the costumes worn in Outlander's second season, episode eleven.
Rank #10: Outlander Season 2, Episodes 9 and 10
We discuss the costumes worn in Outlander's second season, episodes nine and ten.