The King's Speech; Tiny Furniture

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The King's Speech is one of the most pleasurable movies to come along in years. The pleasure starts with two magnificent performances: Colin Firth as King George VI, who's afflicted by a terrible stutter, and Geoffrey Rush as an unorthodox Australian speech therapist...

 

 

 

Once in a great while a debut feature leaves you blinking in amazement at the bountiful talent. Tiny Furniture did that for me. Lena Dunham, who's now 24 years old, is the writer, director and star of this marvelously strange, semi-autobiographical comedy about 22-year-old Aura, who diagnoses herself to be in a state of post-graduate delirium...

 

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