Notes on a Scandal

Dench stars as Barbara Covett, a stern and spinsterly history teacher at a British high school, who’s tolerated and respected—but not particularly liked—by her colleagues. Having taught for more than three decades, she’s something of an institution in her own right, and serves as the moral compass for staff and students alike. Taciturn and borderline …

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The History Boys

These schoolboys, blurrily indistinguishable from each other for a large part of the film, basically run wild in their loosely structured classes, re-enacting scenes from old Bette Davis movies, bursting into song recitals, and occasionally dropping their pants and lying supine on desks, whilst prattling saucy entendres in French. All while apparently they are studying …

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