Helen Mirren

The BBC's Latest Import is Modern, Chilling, and Groundbreaking
July 02, 2013

The BBC's latest import—now streaming on Netflix—is modern, chilling, and groundbreaking. 

HBO's Creepy and Revealing Take on Hitchcock
October 23, 2012

"The Girl" is like a real-life version of "Vertigo": it's about a man who falls in love with an actress and tries to remake her.

Royal Mess
January 06, 2011

In a critically and commercially disappointing year for the film industry, one of the few highlights has been the reception given to The King’s Speech. The movie has been nominated for just about every existing award, and a bevy of Oscar nominations are forthcoming. The period drama is also on its way to financial success. Like Stephen Frears’s film from 2006, The Queen—which won Helen Mirren an Oscar for her eponymous performance—The King’s Speech is a testament to Americans’ continuing fascination with the British Royal Family.

The Accelerating Decline Of Europe
November 23, 2009

There were two high points in the career of Tony Blair.