Dennis D. McDonald (ddmcd@ddmcd.com) consults from Alexandria Virginia. His services include writing & research, proposal development, and project management. Follow him on Google+. He publishes on CTOvision.com and aNewDomain and volunteers with the Alexandria Film Festival. He is also on Linkedin. To subscribe to emailed updates about additions to this web site click here.

Tom Hooper's THE KING'S SPEECH

Tom Hooper's THE KING'S SPEECH

Movie review by Dennis D. McDonald

Excellent film. Excellent cast, intelligent acting, beautiful photography, meticulous set and costume design, brilliant script, superb use of music in soundtrack. Adult, mature, intelligent, and emotionally satisfying.

Seen in a theater full of older people like me. Applause at end. Hope younger folks see this film. Makes emotional anguish of approaching war palpable on a personal level. 

Personal favorite: glimpses of equipment in BBC studios — high tech for the time with a global reach!

Only fly in ointment: annoying commercials for upcoming TV shows before film. One of the reasons I go to movies is that I don’t like watching TV shows! Give me a break!

Review copyright (c) 2011 by Dennis D. McDonald

Daniel Barber's HARRY BROWN

Daniel Barber's HARRY BROWN

My Last Ten Movie Reviews