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  • The 39 Steps

    The 39 Steps

    ★★

    The Hounds of Love music video Kate Bush directed was better.

  • The Unknown Girl

    The Unknown Girl

    ★★★★½

    "A good doctor has to control his emotions."

    Surprised by how well this holds up on a rewatch. A fictional character is driven by a lingering tragedy to slowly slip out of her narrative function and become a fully fleshed human being. The result is one of the most poignant portrayals of trauma. Naturally, the initial traumatic event only leads other deeply rooted traumas to resurface, from child abuse to the systematic exploitation of the poor. Despite the violent intrusion…