Tag Archives: Colin Firth

FILM REVIEW: ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’

By Ray Bennett “Kingsman: The Secret Service” could put the nail in the coffin of secret agent movies just as “Blazing Saddles” put the kibosh on westerns in the 1970s. It takes the increasingly absurd violent action of recent James … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – The pleasures of a John le Carré novel on top of the sublime writing come less from plot than from atmosphere and character and that is why his best spy novels make splendid miniseries, not … Continue reading

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PREVIEW: Spies go back into the cold in ‘Tinker, Tailor’

By Ray Bennett When John Le Carré created his master spy George Smiley – who is about to be revisited in Optimum Releasing’s Working Title Pictures production of “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” – he made him a fat man. The … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: ‘St. Trinian’s 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Strident, clumsy and pointless, “St. Trinian’s 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold” is a sequel to the 2007 attempt to revive the squealing sexy schoolgirl appeal of a series of Ealing Comedies from the 1950s. … Continue reading

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Colin Firth on ‘A Summer in Genoa’ and spandex tights

By Ray Bennett LONDON – It was a demonstration of Colin Firth’s considerable acting range when he donned Spandex tights and cavorted about to Abba tunes at Pinewood Studios for the monster hit “Mamma Mia!”. An even greater testament to the … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: ‘Mamma Mia!’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – No matter how many blockbusters there are, Universal Pictures’ screen version of the global hit stage musical “Mamma Mia!” is the most fun to be had at the movies this or any other recent summer. … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth in ‘St. Trinian’s’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – To remake eccentric English comedies is seldom a good idea, especially the ones from Ealing Studios with all those wonderful character actors. But against all odds, the new version of “St. Trinian’s” almost pulls it off. … Continue reading

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