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Caryn James

From Don't-Miss to Mystifying: A Glimpse At The New York Film Festival, Week 1

  • By Caryn James
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  • September 27, 2012 9:00 AM
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The New York Film Festival begins on Friday, with a wealth of choices from the obscure to the high-profile (like the opening night film, Ang Lee’s 3D Life of Pi, not yet press screened as I write this). We can all makes guesses about what might be worth seeing, but here’s a glimpse at some films from the first week that I’ve actually seen, festival selections that range from don’t-miss to mystifying.

Colin Firth Talks About "Tinker, Tailor" and The Oscar (Video Interview)

  • By Caryn James
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  • December 9, 2011 9:10 AM
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Colin Firth signed on for his role in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy long before winning his Oscar for The King’s Speech. Even so, it’s a little jolting to find him in a relatively small role as one of a half-dozen British intelligence agents and possible moles being investigated by George Smiley (Gary Oldman, the film’s center of gravity). But Firth gives a typically shining and sly performance as the dapper Bill Haydon, ever-so-much more sophisticated than his drab colleagues. And if casting is destiny, this teasing film makes you wonder: is there some big payoff coming for his character or is he the ultimate red herring?

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