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Review: Les Misérables

For his adaptation of the kitsch-fest known as Les Miz, Tom Hooper ( The King's Speech ) bets heavily on his cast, and mostly wins.

By BETSY SHERMAN  |  December 21, 2012
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Speech impediments?

Given the change in political attitudes after the election of Barack Obama, a reactionary backlash following last year's progressive Oscars - in which Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win Best Director - might be no surprise. But who knew the A
Tom Hooper's film looks like an Oscar winner
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 25, 2011
"The King's Speech" reigns; "Marwencol" rules

"The King's Speech" reigns; "Marwencol" rules


The surprise Director's Guild Award for Tom Hooper and the awards from the Screen Actors Guild  --  Best Actor for Colin Firth and Best Ensemble...
By Peter Keough  |  January 31, 2011
Nominal success

Nominal success


 This year I feel less embarrassed than I normally do after the Oscar nominations announcements, getting fewer prognostications wrong - four - than my usual...
By Peter Keough  |  January 25, 2011
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Review: The King's Speech

Given that England's George III ran around pissing blue from porphyry, his great-great-great grandson, George VI, got off pretty easy with just a stutter.
Royal flush
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 17, 2010
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Review: The Damned United

If you’re looking for an insufferable-underdog tall tale, then avoid director Tom Hooper’s soccer (er, football) drama.
No underdog tale here
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 16, 2009