An aged, retired Sherlock Holmes deals with early dementia as he tries to remember both his final case and a mysterious woman whose memory haunts him. He also befriends a fan, the young son of his housekeeper, who wants him to work again.
Genre: Art House & International, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
YOU SHALL NOT PASS…. up the opportunity to check out this complete collection of Sir Ian McKellen's leading roles. Although our generation know him from a variety of venerable, silver-haired roles, make sure to check out a young Ian in films like 'Macbeth' (1979), 'David Copperfield' (1982), and 'The Scarlet Pimpernel' (1982). Gandalf was a stud!
While it's presenters may no longer exclusively speak 'Received English', the BBC is still a bastion for British tastefulness. Enjoy this collection of the best titles to come out of its movie production arm.
Whether they follow a more traditional pattern, like the newly released Mr Holmes, or tend towards the grittier side of things, like 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo', the whodunit mysteries in this collection prove the genre's charms have not diminished with time.
Modern movies in the vein of 'League of Extraordinary Gentlemen': watch Victorian-era gentlemen battle Machiavellian evil-geniuses, woefully under-equipped colonial foes, and, the greatest enemy of all: their own emotions. Oh, and yes, we realize not all fit directly in to the Victorian era - pedants!