Daily Archives: May 1, 2011

The King’s Speech by Tom Hooper

The winner of too many Oscars for 2010. Colin Firth should have received the Oscar for his role in Tom Ford’s A Single Man.

Helena Bonham-Carter as Queen Mother is truly convincing. Her role as the éminence grise taking care of her husband and fully supporting him in all he does is very far from other roles she was known for.

Geoffrey Rush, as the failed actor from the Antipodes who had found his vocation as speech impediment expert, impeccable.

A great gallery of fantastic supporting role performances, good costume cinema. No more.

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Inception by Christopher Nolan

A mind-blowing experience. This was truly the film of 2010 (as opposed to The King’s Speech which got the Oscar).

Leonardo DiCaprio fantastic as always, plus Ellen Page (previously known for her role in Juno) and, above all, Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Other distinguished stars are Marion Cotillard and Michael Caine.

The plot is so disturbing and actually not obvious to pick up on, but once in the convention it is astonishing with its innovativeness and consequence.

A cult film and a true masterpiece.

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