Posts Tagged ‘colin firth’

I’ll try to keep this short, because I planned to make both predictions and prescriptions (that is, guessing who will win but also saying who should in fact bloody win) nearer to the time when I have had the chance to see both True Grit and The Fighter. Until then, however, I couldn’t resist making […]


Colin Firth (King George VI), Helena Bonham Carter (Queen Elizabeth), Geoffrey Rush (Lionel Logue). Screenplay by David Seidler. Directed by Tom Hooper. Rating: 12A. Running time: 118 minutes. It is a sad fact that we often fail to fully appreciate actors until they play someone with natural disabilities, but The King’s Speech proves it is […]


Colin Firth (George), Julianne Moore (Charley), Nicholas Hoult (Kenny), Matthew Goode (Jim). Screenplay by Tom Ford. Directed by Tom Ford. Rating: 12. Running time: 94 minutes. It really doesn’t surprise me to learn that Tom Ford, the director of A Single Man, used to be a fashion designer. This is a film so pain-stakingly beautiful that […]