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The B…B…Brilliance of The King’s Speech

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I don’t need to tell you of how brilliant The King’s Speech is. How beautifully it captures a royal’s struggle, makes him human. How the excellent screenplay—coupled with deliberate, careful editing—pushes the story along in a breezy, natural way. How each and every scene conveys an important message or emotion that is vital to the tale.

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A Single Man

It is not often when the look and minor details of a film convey a more substantial piece of the theme than anything said by the characters. A Single Man is one of those films. From filters to close-ups, director Tom Ford tells a story almost behind the scenes of what’s actually occurring onscreen. Continue reading

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

I have always felt that the level of rampant suspicion and mistrust during the Cold War has been lost on those that did not personally witness it (myself included). Luckily, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy sticks to realism instead of bowing to the typical Hollywood spy movie mold. This is not your run-of-the-mill Bourne or Mission Impossible secret agent action blockbuster. TTSS is a nonstop psychological thriller focusing more on information collection than who can maim the most nameless goons. Continue reading

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