Colin Firth

The Railway Man

Nebbish 60-ish Eric Lomax (Colin Firth) is a railway fan. It’s 1980, and he sports his big, plastic frames and a fuzzy moustache, making him look weirdly like a dead ringer for Kurt Vonnegut. It’s a little unclear what he does for work, but his brain prefers to click with numbers, routes, and time-saving train …

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Wait a minute, nobody around here has reviewed Alexander yet?  Not one of us rushed right out to see Oliver Stone’s epic masterpiece?  No one even wanted to see Colin Farrell’s bits and pieces on the big screen?  Huh.  I guess it’s up to me to explain how Alexander both succeeds and falls flat, creating …

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Arthur Newman

Wallace Avery (Colin Firth) is a boring middle-aged man with a boring life. He has a nice, boring relationship with his girlfriend (Anne Heche) and his estranged teen son won’t talk to him. He also has a boring job as a floor manager at FedEx. [Insert editorial comment here: Screenwriters tend to resort to middle-management …

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A Single Man

Every once in awhile, a movie comes along that makes me swoon. A film swoon usually begins within the first ten minutes, making me sit up with attention and surprise. I get excited and nervous with anticipation, wondering if the movie can pull through on it’s promise for its full running time, or if my …

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