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Colin Firth

Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

Attractive misogyny  Woody Allen's latest movie, Magic in the Moonlight, is one of his brightest and prettiest recent baubles; and we thought he couldn't come up with another one. It's set on the French Riviera in 1928, where the ladies…

The Railway Man (2013)

There is a no bigger surprise when you see a film about a seemingly ordinary person with an extraordinary life.  So when you have an adaptation based on the memoirs of a former World War II soldier that is full of top-notch talent, it is…

Gambit (2012)

I was really unsure of just how to react when I first saw the trailer for Gambit. A couple of good men (Colin Firth and Alan Rickman) in main roles meant that I wanted to enjoy it but the trailer made the movie seem predictable, unfunny and…

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

Based on the novel by John Le Carre, which was adapted years ago into a TV mini-series starring Sir Alec Guinness, and featuring a top notch cast of fine British actors firing on all cylinders one thing is clear from the very start - Tinker…

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

Warning: this review contains spoilers! John le Carré knows a thing or two about spying. Between 1960 - 1964 the acclaimed author worked as an intelligence officer for MI6 (following two years service at MI5), having his career swiftly…