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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Popcorn Preview: The Imitation Game

Leslie Sisman | Posted 02.08.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

The Imitation Game (2014) Cast includes: Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock), Keira Knightly (Anna Karenina), Matthew Goode (Belle), Allen Leech (Downton ...

John le Carré Causes Author's Foxhunting Accident

Linda Howard Urbach | Posted 06.25.2013 | Comedy
Linda Howard Urbach

I knew Le Carré had a fondness for fox hunting and so I rented an authentic Lady's Victorian riding costume. Then I drove to St. Buryan a small village in Cornwall and stopping by the local stables, I arranged to hire a horse for the hunt.

Forget the Film Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy: See the BBC Original

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.30.2012 | Entertainment
Eric Margolis

Writing about films is not something I often do, but as an old Cold Warrior who has covered intelligence matters for decades and been involved in a few, the thrilling book Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is right up my dark alley.

DVDs: Tinker Tailor Quietly Brilliant; Peak for Oldman

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.29.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

It's not as if this sober, subtle spy film was ignored -- it was one of the most acclaimed films of the year and received three Oscar nominations. But I think the stock of this remarkable achievement is going to rise steadily.

What Parents Need To Know About This Year's Oscar-Nominated Films

| Posted 02.22.2012 | Parents

The 2012 Oscar nominations are chock-full of family-friendly films. From the magic of Martin Scorsese's Hugo to the swashbuckling adventure of Puss in...

Jordan Zakarin

Gary Oldman, Finally An Oscar Nominee, Reflects On His Long Career | Jordan Zakarin | Posted 04.08.2012 | Entertainment

Maybe it's to his credit that it took Gary Oldman this long to earn an Oscar nomination. In a career that has spanned 30 years, he's gone punk, donned...

The Descendants: A Paint-By-Number Masterpiece

Nancy Doyle Palmer | Posted 03.18.2012 | Entertainment
Nancy Doyle Palmer

As one of the character puts it, "This is a unique and dramatic situation." But to the audience, The Descendants is simply about saying good-bye.

BAFTA Nominations: Clooney, Pitt Square Off For Top British Acting Award

AP/Huffington Post | By JILL LAWLESS | Posted 03.18.2012 | Entertainment

LONDON -- It's spry versus spy as frothy silent movie "The Artist" and moody thriller "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" lead the race for the British Academ...

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Is No Easy Watch

Chris Krapek | Posted 03.13.2012 | Chicago
Chris Krapek

Absorbing and fully understanding this movie is work. You must give your full and undivided attention to process every minute detail -- it could be a clue! Better think twice before that large popcorn and soda.

British Star Goes To Space

Posted 03.06.2012 | Entertainment

Benedict Cumberbatch is going from solving crimes in London to perpetrating them in space. The "Sherlock" star has joined JJ Abrams' upcoming "Star...

We Go to the Year-End Movies

Robert Teitelman | Posted 03.05.2012 | Entertainment
Robert Teitelman

What's the new year for if not to catch up on all those movies you were too busy, or too cheap, to see earlier? Here's my very short report.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Terence Clarke | Posted 03.02.2012 | Entertainment
Terence Clarke

There has to be in every story at least one character for whom the reader or viewer really cares. Someone has got to matter emotionally. For me, there is not a character in this film of such a stature.

British Star's Very Odd, Fancy Complaint

Posted 02.28.2012 | Entertainment

Talk about high class problems. Literally. British actor Benedict Cumberbatch has a ghost from his past casting a shadow over his career: he was to...

Mallika Rao

The Insider Who Plays Outsiders | Mallika Rao | Posted 12.22.2011 | Home

In the 24 years since Roger Ebert called him "the best young British actor around," Gary Oldman has convincingly played the Devil, Beethoven and the p...

The Circus Ringmaster: John le Carré

Athena Andreadis, Ph.D. | Posted 12.19.2011 | Arts
Athena Andreadis, Ph.D.

Le Carré succeeds in what most authors dream of but few achieve: he creates fully realized worlds inhabited by complex human beings (well, men) dealing with complex issues. He manages this without resorting to infodumps or appendices.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Michael Jones | Posted 02.18.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Jones

The new Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy finds actors at the top of their craft betrayed by a director and scriptwriter with agendas beyond imaginatively making a great novel into a greater movie.

Gary Oldman On Fatherhood, Harry Potter And Learning The Ukelele

Esquire | Posted 12.17.2011 | Fifty

Oldman has made a career of being the guy you remember more than the protagonist. He's the lead in the new Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy....

Mighty Movie Podcast: Tomas Alfredson on Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Dan Persons | Posted 02.10.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Long for the heady, Cold War days of espionage? Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy rallies a stellar cast to tell a tale deception and conspiracy. It's dark, it's tense, and it makes James Bond look like Maxwell Smart's less-incisive brother.

Jessie Heyman

Gary Oldman Takes On 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy'` | Jessie Heyman | Posted 12.09.2011 | Entertainment

"Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" seems like the stuff of boyhood fantasies -- the type of movie that makes you want to buy a trench, peck away on a typewri...

First Nighter: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Alec Guinness Spectacular on DVD

David Finkle | Posted 02.07.2012 | Entertainment
David Finkle

The beauty of John le Carré's continuing canon is that his scrutiny of spies' lives is always a metaphor for humanity's broader existential predicaments.

Movie review: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.07.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Thrillers and spy tales have devolved in movies to a hash of slice'n'dice editing, prefabricated plots and outlandish action and gunplay that makes al...

Review: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Is Smart, Suspenseful, Engaging, Terrific

Scott Mendelson | Posted 02.05.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

From the somewhat hazy cinematography to the John Barry-ish score to the overtly cold and clinical nature of the narrative, this is a film that (appropriately) wants to take us back to what many consider to the peak of mainstream adult filmmaking.

The Spy Movie You Won't Understand, But Should Watch

Posted 12.05.2011 | Home


Was Colin's New Film Dumbed-Down?

Posted 11.11.2011 | Entertainment

At the Venice premier of "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy," Colin Firth said the heady, John le Carré adaptation would not faze audiences and that filmg...

Remember This British Thriller -- It's 'The Film To Beat' At Venice

The Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 11.05.2011 | Home

"Right here, right now, it's the film to beat at this year's festival." Xan Brooks of the Guardian has spoken, and we're inclined to nod violently in ...