Fashion designer Tom Ford has added director, writer and producer to his list of many talents. His debut film, “A Single Man,” is already receiving praise, even before its release in the States. The movie, which is based on a novel by Christopher Isherwood, stars Colin Firth and Julianne Moore as close friends. Firth plays a gay British English professor who turns to Moore for comfort after losing his longtime partner. Ford’s adaptation helped Firth bring home the best actor award at the Venice Film Festival and critics expect more honors will be coming their way. Check out the film Dec. 11 in select theaters.