Note to self: Do not travel back in time to the 20th century. Or to be more accurate, to early 20th-century England. We’ve been conditioned to think it was all hot scones and tennis on the lawn, but after a closer viewing of historical facts I have learned that only a certain segment of the populace could enjoy such privileges. And even they had problems.
Reopening windows onto these problems are two films from the 1980s, digitally remastered to 21st-century standards. And each offers thoughts to munch on that are way more substantial than afternoon tea.