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Derek Jacobi

My Week With Marilyn (2011)

There are some good performances in My Week With Marilyn. Indeed, there are one or two absolutely great performances. Yet the whole thing feels quite light and incomplete, it gives us a glimpse but not enough. Unlike, for example, the…

Hamlet (1996)

If you want an informed and wiser look at this adaptation of the classic Shakespeare work then please read the review by Tue here. If you want to delve even deeper into the material and the interpretation of it throughout the years then I'm…

My Week with Marilyn (2011)

Chaperone, hand-holder, and would-be lover In this lightweight but star-studded, touching, and richly produced British entertainment from a memoir (adapted by Adrian Hodges), Eddie Redmayne plays Colin Clark, a patrician young third…

Hamlet (1996)

Shockingly, it took more than a decade for Kenneth Branagh’s impressive and pompous Hamlet film adaptation from 1996 to come out on DVD. That happened in 2007, and in 2010 it also arrived on Blu-ray. This is cause for celebration, as this…

The King’s Speech (2010)

The King's Speech is the true life story of the incredible and unlikely friendship between a reluctant monarch at pains with his life long affliction and the defiant and maverick therapist who helps him overcome it. Beautifully shot and…

The King’s Speech (2010)

Tom Hooper deserves credit. What he achieved in The King’s Speech demands close scrutiny for what it represents to the future of cinema. Hooper succeeded in making a movie that for two hours puts forth not a single idea that may stimulate…

The King’s Speech (2010)

A tale of personal triumph over adversity, of finding confidence in yourself to be the man that many others already know you can be, of stepping up to do your duty even when others have let you down, The King’s Speech is all of this and…

The King’s Speech (2010)

You know a film has worked when it defies your best intentions. Not being especially fond of historical dramas, British High Society or (perhaps because he has tended to exemplify both) Colin Firth, but buoyed by exemplary reviews (usually…