Movie Mondays – Period Dramas (Netflix)

“I have a strange feeling with regard to you. As if I had a string somewhere under my left ribs, tightly knotted to a similar string in you. And if you were to leave I’m afraid that cord of communion would snap. And I have a notion that I’d take to bleeding inwardly. As for you, you’d forget me.” – Jane Eyre

Testament Of Youth

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Based on the true story of Vera Brittain, a young woman who endured great losses during the first world war. Alicia Vikander is astonishing in the lead role.
Howard’s End

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A Merchant and Ivory classic, arguably their finest. Based on E.M.Forster’s 1910 novel, Edwardian society is scavingly decpited. Emma Thompson’s performance is superb.

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One of Saoirse Ronan’s earliest roles, in which she shows so much of the greatness to come. Standout sequence here is the depection of WW2 Dunkirk.
The Limehouse Golem

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A proper pulpy modern classic. Set in the Victorian Era, Bill Nighy’s inspector is on the case of a murderer as gruesome and vile as Jack The Ripper. The portryal of music halls is incredible.


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A truly underseen classic on Netflix which deserves a much bigger audience. Phenomenally directed by Dee Rees, the central performances of Carey Mulligan, Mary J.Blige, Garrett Hedlund and Jason Mitchell are all career-best.


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