I regret not having written my Shortbus review yet since I was going to announce it as the best movie of the year–but upon seeing The Queen a second time today, among a sold-out senior crowd and a serious technical breakdown at the awful, awful theaters on Third Avenue, I’m not so sure any more. Once again, I ended up crying for HM Helen Mirren and realized just how well written and conceived a film The Queen really is. “Brilliant, my dear.” — “Quite.” Upgraded to five stars.

The Queen. Stephen Frears, 2006. *****
[tags]helen mirren, stephen frears, bestof, 5 stars, england, aristocracy, nyc, uppereastside, seniors, technical difficulties[/tags]