Events for January 31st, 2011
Directed by Tom Hooper. UK. 2010. R. 118 min.
Fri, Jan 14 thru Thu, Feb 3 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
“The King’s Speech — directed by Tom Hooper, who made the 2009 football rouser The Damned United — is a direct and heartfelt piece of work. It’s conventional, maybe, in its sense of filmmaking decorum, but extraordinary in the way it cuts to the core of human frustration and feelings of inadequacy, reminding us how universal those feelings are. The picture’s fervent mouthpiece for those ideas is Colin Firth — in what may be the finest performance of the year — as Albert, the second son of King George V, who would go on to become a reluctant, stammering king. More»