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20 Dec

The King’s Speech is one of those good-for-you movies that feels like it’s been made and engineered to win awards. (Kind of like a Tom Hanks–Steven Spielberg production for HBO.)

It’s got an Oscar-pedigreed cast above the title (nominees Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter and winner Geoffrey Rush), it’s being distributed by the Oscar-hungry Weinstein Company (see Shakespeare in Love, Inglorious Basterds), and it’s about that veddy British of subjects, the Monarchy.

Oh, and it’s a period drama set during the 1930s. What about that doesn’t scream high-quality Oscar bait? Continue reading