Topic: History

  • How spun are this year’s Oscar nominees? image

    How spun are this year’s Oscar nominees?

    This year’s Oscar nominees for Best Documentary include heavy-hitting stories of violence across the world and the harrowing tales behind two of America’s best known soul artists. But in an era where it seems all documentaries are trying to push some kind of agenda, it’s important to ask: How accurate… read more

  • Black Hawk Down

    “Black Hawk Down” is a largely accurate depiction of the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu in Somalia. The movie is based off of the book Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War,  and author Mark Bowden did extensive research on the conflict in order to write a balanced movie. Bowden pored… read more

  • Titanic

    The love story between Jack and Rose is fiction, but many of the characters in this movie are based on real people. Characters including Captain Smith, Molly Brown, and John Jacob Astor are all based on actual passengers aboard the Titanic. The movie also provides a historically accurate depiction of the boats interior and… read more