2006: The Queen. * Auteur factor: 7/10. You guys, Stephen Frears made Dangerous Liaisons! * Festival factor: 8/10. Best Actress and Screenplay at Venice! * Hype: 7/10. Pretty steady drumbeat through the fall * Total: 22/30 NYFF points (if Stephen Frears were French, it’d be next to perfect!).

2006: The Queen.      * Auteur factor: 7/10. You guys, Stephen Frears made Dangerous Liaisons!     * Festival factor: 8/10. Best Actress and Screenplay at Venice!     * Hype: 7/10. Pretty steady drumbeat through the fall     * Total: 22/30 NYFF points (if Stephen Frears were French, it'd be next to perfect!).