Colin Firth

  • David Evans – Fever Pitch (1997)

    1991-2000ComedyDavid EvansDramaUnited Kingdom
    Fever Pitch (1997)
    Fever Pitch (1997)

    Hornby adapted the book for the screen and fictionalized the story, concentrating on Arsenal’s First Division championship-winning season in 1988-89 and its effect on the protagonist’s romantic relationship. Firth plays “Paul Ashworth”, the character based on Hornby, a teacher at a school in North London, and his burgeoning romance with Sarah Hughes (Ruth Gemmell), a new teacher who joins Ashworth’s school. The film culminates with the real life events of Arsenal’s match against title rivals Liverpool in the final game of the season on May 26, 1989, a Michael Thomas last-minute goal giving Arsenal the 2–0 win they needed to win the title.Read More »

  • Marek Kanievska – Another Country (1984)

    1981-1990DramaMarek KanievskaQueer Cinema(s)RomanceUnited Kingdom

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    Based on the award winning play by Julian Mitchell, the film explores the effect of Public School life in the 1930’s on Guy Bennett as his homosexuality and unwillingness to “play the game” turns him eastwards towards communist Russia.Read More »

  • Woody Allen – Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

    2011-2020ComedyDramaUSAWoody Allen

    A romantic comedy about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle. Personal and professional complications ensue.Read More »

  • Milos Forman – Valmont (1989)

    1981-1990DramaFranceMilos FormanRomance

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    “Valmont,” Milos Forman’s spin on “Les Liaisons Dangereuses,” is sumptuous suds, a broadly played trivialization of de Laclos’s 18th-century novel of boudoir intrigue. With its callow cast and playful tone, there is nothing dangerous about Forman’s variation on the novelist’s schemes. It’s a naughty costume dramedy in which the erotic conquests of bored libertines are transformed into children’s kissing games.

    Colin Firth and Annette Bening play the story’s sexual strategists, the smarmy Vicomte de Valmont and the devious Marquise de Merteuil, whose machinations sully the virtuous Madame de Tourvel (Meg Tilly) and the virginal Cecile de Volanges (Fairuza Balk). A generation younger than the cast of Stephen Frears’s “Dangerous Liaisons,” the actors’ ages more closely mirror those of the novel’s young adults and teenagers, but they seem less bedroom Machiavellians than members of a 1700s Breakfast Club, not tragically flawed, hopelessly jaded, ultimately doomed and self-destructive, just wet behind the leers.Read More »

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