The King’s Speech/The Social Network/The Kids are Alright

Since these two films seem to be the frontrunners for Best Picture, I thought I would lump them together. Actually, I could wad them up, roll ’em in a big ball, and toss them together with a little The Kids Are Alright thrown in for good measure and still not have enough to even fill one popcorn barf bag. These films all embraced classic cinematography techniques and straight-forward storytelling, and consequently I got lost in the stories without giving my stomach a second thought. Continue reading