Tom Hooper

Dec 11 2015

The Danish Girl

I wasn’t exactly on the bandwagon with Eddie Redmayne’s bid for Oscar last year (which he won) with his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything”. Not to be a contrarian, but the character felt more polished than the coveted statue it earned him. A fine performance, sure, but if we’re comparing apples to apples, Benedict […]
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Dec 19 2012

Les Miserables

(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on December 19, 2012.) In 1990, my father bought my two older sisters and me tickets to Les Misérables at the National Theater in Washington, D.C. as consolation for the middle sibling being jilted by her Sadie Hawkins date that day. As I recall, it was an […]
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