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For the Love of Film...

Welcome to my review website. I love movies, and here’s the place I talk about them. You’ll find my ratings, on a scale of zero to five stars, in all of my posts. For each film, I’ve written either a full critique, which is a longer piece; a compact review, which is usually just a paragraph; or a quick take, which is only a sentence or two. I also post articles about the world of cinema on my film blog.

In the Comments section on each page, feel free to share your own thoughts and feelings about the films discussed here.

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The King’s Speech

The King’s Speech

The moving story of King George VI and his tribulations from a speech impediment marks a triumph of modern cinema. Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter are wonderful, but Colin Firth is brilliant as the king. Subtle and seamless, Mr. Firth merits an Academy Award. The film excels in its writing, directing, cinematography, and editing. A sure Best Pic nom. See it.

Note: The King’s Speech ended up winning Best Picture, and Colin Firth won Best Actor. Also, both Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter netted Academy Award nominations for their supporting roles. The film also garnered Oscars for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, along with six additional noms.

**** (out of *****)

©2018 David R. George III


2010 • 1 HOUR, 58 MINUTES
THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY • UK FILM COUNCIL • MOMENTUM PICTURES • AEGIS FILM FUND • MOLINARE • LONDON FILMNATION ENTERTAINMENT • SEE SAW FILMS • BEDLAM

STARRING
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COLIN FIRTHGEOFFREY RUSH

ALSO STARRING
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HELENA BONHAM CARTERGUY PEARCETIMOTHY SPALLDEREK JACOBIJENNIFER EHLEMICHAEL GAMBON

WRITTEN BY
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DAVID SEIDLER

DIRECTED BY
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TOM HOOPER

2010 ACADEMY AWARDS (4)
• BEST PICTURE
• BEST ACTOR: COLIN FIRTH
• BEST DIRECTOR: TOM HOOPER
• BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

ADDITIONAL 2010 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS (8)
• BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: GEOFFREY RUSH (LOST TO
CHRISTIAN BALE FOR THE FIGHTER)
• BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: HELENA BONHAM CARTER (LOST TO
MELISSA LEO FOR THE FIGHTER)
• BEST ART DIRECTION (LOST TO
ALICE IN WONDERLAND)
• BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (LOST TO
INCEPTION)
• BEST COSTUME DESIGN (LOST TO
ALICE IN WONDERLAND)
• BEST FILM EDITING (LOST TO
THE SOCIAL NETWORK)
• BEST ORIGINAL SCORE (LOST TO
THE SOCIAL NETWORK)
• BEST SOUND MIXING (LOST TO
INCEPTION)

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

A Star Is Born

A Star Is Born