Game Change: It’s Not Just About Sarah Palin

After watching Game Change last night, I made the mistake of reading multiple reviews and commentaries about the HBO film. This is one movie everyone has an opinion about. Continue reading “Game Change: It’s Not Just About Sarah Palin”

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Five Things About Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

I recently saw Tinker Tailor Solider Spy. Again.

This adaptation of John Le Carre’s espionage novel is one of my favorite films from last year and one of the few I actually want to watch again. (There are not that many. 2011 was such a meh year for movies.) Director Tomas Alfredson and cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema have made an exceptionally well-crafted film. And then there is Gary Oldman; his performance as George Smiley is quietly powerful and those are the best kind of performances. These are a few thoughts about what stood out to me about Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy the second time around.

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