My latest MSN DVD column is up, looking at “The King’s Speech” in the context of Harvey Weinstein’s mad quest for Oscar gold. I mean, I liked the movie, and Colin Firth’s terrific, but it really does represent the apotheosis of Weinstein’s prestige-picture strategy.
It’s like a jigsaw puzzle where all the pieces are made of Oscar bait, and when you put it together you get a really big Oscar. Or four, in this case.
You see where I’m going with this.