Tagged with timothy spall

Review: The Party, 2018, dir. Sally Potter

Review: The Party, 2018, dir. Sally Potter


Sally Potter is the typical female auteur in that she is often underappreciated in comparison to her male peers. I happen to think that this is a big dumb failing of movie culture; Potter is superb, at drawing characters, at evoking a sense of time and place in her movies, at constructing sharp-ass dialogue for … Continue reading

Review: The King’s Speech, 2010, Tom Hooper

Review: The King’s Speech, 2010, Tom Hooper


Tom Hooper’s critical darling The King’s Speech could have been made strictly as a breezy piece of crowd-pleasing art house entertainment, light, airy, and ultimately forgettable, and it still would have been worth seeing. Alternately it could have been approached explicitly as a period drama intent on examining the speech impediment of the man who … Continue reading