• Trailer Watch – Paddington

    Based on the beloved book series by Michael Bond, and from the producers of Harry Potter, there are high expectations for the newest adaptation of Bond’s books, Paddington. From the trailer it definitely seems to be meeting these expectations, capturing the charm of this bear from deepest, darkest Peru. The...
  • Trailer Watch – Kingsman: The Secret Service

    A dapper Colin Firth provides his sultry tones for the voice-over of this trailer. A stellar cast that includes Firth, Michael Caine, Samuel L. Jackson and Mark Strong. A small taste of the high-speed action that the film has to offer. Gadgets, gizmos and all the rest. What’s not...
  • Review – Magic In The Moonlight

    SPOILER WARNING: Main Plot Points Revealed. Wei Ling Soo is a world-famous magician and master illusionist, with every trick in the book at his disposal. Out of costume he is the arrogant, self-important and petulant Stanley Crawford (Colin Firth), an inherent pessimist whose treatment of and attitude towards his...
  • Staff Scrapbook – Best, Best Picture

    In the wake of Argo becoming the 85th recipient of Best Picture statuette at this year’s Academy Awards, we asked our writers to pick their favourite winner from ceremonies past. It Happened One Night (Capra, 1934) It’s difficult to imagine the modern rom-com vying for the top honour, never mind sweeping the...
  • Review – Love Actually

    The rom-com, to quote the dictionary definition, is “a funny movie, play, or television program about a love story that ends happily”. Sounds simple enough, you may think. However, the rom-com has gone on to be one of the most successful and popular film types in modern history, and...
  • Review – Gambit

    The original 1966 Gambit is a crime comedy with a small but brilliant cast, including cinema greats Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine. Almost fifty years later, a remake comes to the big screen with an equally star-studded list of talent, starring Colin Firth, Alan Rickman and Cameron Diaz in...
  • Review – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

    John Le Carré once quipped that adapting one of his novels into a film was like “taking a cow and boiling it down to an Oxo cube”. With Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, director Tomas Alfredson has come remarkably close to doing just that, condensing the proverbial cow into, at...