Watched May 24, 2012
Mike Harding’s review:
An visually stunning film that makes me envious of nearly every material possession George owns. The story ended up being a lot simpler than I was expecting (made somewhat more melodramatic by the score) but this was a very solid effort by first-time director Tom Ford, and I'll look forward to seeing what he does next.
Edit: After sleeping on it I realised there were three things I had neglected to mention:
1) The use of colour in this film is fantastic. It ebbs and flows with the emotion of the film, fluctuating in saturation; enough to notice but not so overt as to be a distraction.
2) I think this is probably the best performance from Colin Firth that I've seen, which deserves mention (though I also quite enjoyed Julianne Moore with a British accent)
3) I really wish I'd seen this on the big screen