Tag Archives: Tom Courtenay

Cinema Review – Dad’s Army

In 1944, at the height of World War II, the British coast is secured by the Home Guard; a group of volunteers ineligible for active duty due to age or health reasons. In the town of Walmington-on-Sea, Captain Mainwaring (Toby Jones) runs a motley crew of a Home Guard who, when a journalist comes to town to write an article on the squad, all become enamoured with her. Meanwhile, news of a German spy in the town causes panic. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – 45 Years

Kate (Charlotte Rampling) and Geoff Mercer (Tom Courtenay) are about to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary when Geoff receives a letter saying the body of a former girlfriend has been found; 50 years after she died. This sets Geoff reminiscing about the past, and Kate becomes insecure about her place in the marriage. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Legend of Barney Thomson

Barney Thomson (Robert Carlyle) is a Glaswegian barber who wishes he had made more from his life. Prone to outbursts of anger, he is finally fired but as he begs for his job back, he accidentally kills his boss and, with a serial killer on the loose, decides to get rid of the body and hope for the best. Of course, nothing ever seems to go Barney’s way, and a series of unfortunate events later, he finds himself a reluctant and pursued serial killer. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Quartet

Beecham House is a home for retired musicians and, when the future of the home is put into jeopardy, the residents must band together to put on a Gala Concert to raise funds and save their home. When retired singer Jean (Maggie Smith) arrives, however, the future of the Gala Concert itself is thrown into chaos. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Gambit

Harry Deane (Colin Firth) and Major Wingate (Tom Courtenay) recruit Texan rodeo queen PJ (Cameron Diaz) to con Dean’s boss into buying a forged Monet painting, but things do not go quite as they planned. Continue reading

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