My recommended films and series for May. This month I have chosen a mixture of old and new films and series. I am aware that many of you will have already watched the current favourites so I have gone back a few years and picked a couple that I enjoyed then and would happily watch again.
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The Trial of the Chicago 7 – Netflix. One of the best films I have watched for some time. Brilliant performance from top actors including Eddie Redmayne who played Tom Hayden. The film is set in 1968 at the height of the Vietnam war. It was a period of great civil unrest. Following a demonstration in Chicago protesting against the Vietnam war, seven of the leading demonstrators were put on trial for inciting violence. Loved the hippie costumes.
Sixty Six – Netflix. I came across this film quite accidentally. It turned out to be very moving. A 12-year-old Londoner struggles to adjust his expectations when England is scheduled to play in the world cup finals the same day as his bar mitzvah. Helen Bonham Carter is excellent as his mother.
Eat Pray Love – Netflix. I watched this film years ago. It is a light-hearted romantic comedy starring Julia Roberts as Liz Gilbert. Liz has recently divorced her husband and decides to embark on a journey across the world in an attempt to find her true self.
Shades of Love – Amazon prime. This film is based on the novel by Rosamunde Pilcher. This mini-series is set in Balnaird House, an estate in the Scottish Highlands. It is home to the venerable Aird family. The family has a number of secrets that are known only by the aging matriarch Violet. Full of heartbreak, passion and betrayal. This kept me engaged for many an evening.
Indian summers – Amazon Prime I watched this series a few years ago and came across it the other day. It is a British drama series that originally aired on Channel 4. The show details the events of summers spent at Simla, in the foothills of the Himalayas. The film portrays members of the British governing and trading community at the time of the Raj. The first series is set in 1932. An interesting depiction of that era and the secrets held by the various characters. Julie Walters is great in it.
If you missed last months list here is a link. Now over to you what have you been watching recently.
These are my recommended films and series for May. Now over to you what have you been watching recently.