True Brits

A new Margaret Thatcher biopic joins an awards-season tradition


Scene from Iron Lady.

Have you seen or made a movie this year? Do you wonder if this movie has a shot at the Oscars? Here's a scorecard:

1) Is your movie about famous, real-life people? If so: +1

2) Are your main characters British? +1

3) Are any of them British royalty? +1

4) Does your protagonist have a poignant physical or mental affliction? +1

5) Is Harvey Weinstein involved? +1

This formula is known as Firth's Theorem, named for the Englishman who helped score a perfect 5 last year as stammering George VI in the Weinstein Co.'s The King's Speech, winner of four...

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