“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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.