after watching a string of films where i was in control, using them for my own personal entertainment, this was a harrowing experience. films about the working class are vital, and naturalism is the most effective aesthetic with which to tell these stories. abortion is a human right. this movie is incredibly good and i cried like three times.
I've been checking out some films that I've found fascinating as a cultural product, but had never watched. And with the news that Madonna would be directing her own biopic, this seemed appropriate.
It's AWFUL. The story is incomprehensible, the editing is atrocious, the musical score is dreadful, and the actors have a tendency to switch their accents every few moments. I truly felt time slow down during the course of this. I only finished a few minutes ago and…
2010 was the peak of my interest in the Academy Awards. I saw all the movies I could fit into my schedule that I deemed potentially worthy of critical praise (yes, I know, but come on, I was in high school), and one of those buzzed-about movies was The King's Speech, directed by Tom Hooper.
If I recall correctly, I saw it in the same 48-hour span of True Grit and Black Swan, two movies that floored me at the…