Not breaking any ground here, but if you wanna see the movie of the year, this is it. Terrific acting, phenomenal story, respect for history. Just brilliant.
Not all that long ago Colin Firth had a major role as Amanda Bynes’ dad in What a Girl Wants, perhaps the worst movie of the 2000s. What he was doing there, slopping along with Grade-C thespians like A.B. and John Travolta’s wife, well, I’m not sure. But in 2011, when we’re talking best actors out there, he must—must—be on the list. He was terrific in A Single Man and oddly excellent in Love Actually. The guy has some serious chops.
OK, off to bed.