Happy New Year and welcome to my first Thursday Movie Picks of 2016. This is a weekly thing where every participating blogger picks three films relating to a particular theme. This week it is all about domestic workers. Make sure to check out: http://wanderingthroughtheshelves.blogspot.co.uk/
I imagine this will be a highly popular choice, written by Julian Fellows (who is also the main writer for Downtown Abbey), Gosford Park fits the bill well for this week’s theme. It’s all about the class system and class division in 1930s Britain with a bit of history and politics thrown in. I, for one, feel that the First World War marked the decline of the European Empires.
This slow but very good film about an emotionally repressed butler couldn’t be more English if it tried.
Based on the novel by George Moore, this film stars Glenn Close as Albert Nobbs, a woman pretending to be a man to helo her navigate the difficult working life of many people in 19th century Ireland. The film is ok at best, but worth watching for Glenn Close’s performance.