If you haven’t read John le Carre’s original novels or seen the BBC series, then this post will be quite helpful. I can’t go into it much due to embargo (even though we have a full, glowing UK review), but I saw Tomas Alfredson‘s Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy last week and it is a tour-de-force of style and class, but it is easy to get lost with the many characters. Focus Features has released new images with more info about our large ensemble cast that is a great counterpart to the film I can’t wait to see again.
Before we get to that, they studio has released their scripts online for Oscar consideration and Bridget O’Connor and Peter Straughan‘s screenplay for this spy thriller is on it. Click here to download it directly and check out their award site or Rope of Silicon for links to download the scripts for Pariah, Beginners, Hanna, Jane Eyre and The Debt. One can see the Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy playing card below featuring a cast that includes Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Mark Strong, Benedict Cumberbatch, Toby Jones, David Dencik, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Stephen Graham, Kathy Burke and Ciarán Hinds.
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy hits theaters on December 9th.
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, associate editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King and I briefly discuss The Hunger Games: Catching Fire before a remembrance of Paul Walker. Then we dive into our feature review of Spike Lee‘s Oldboy remake. Following that we take a look at the films [...]
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. If we were provided screener copies, we’ll have our own write-up, but if that’s not the case, one can find official descriptions from the distributors. Check out [...]
While December is often a time of reflection of the year past, before we embark on such a journey in forthcoming features, it’s time to take a look at what to keep on your radar in the next few weeks. A number of the below films won’t reach their widest release until early next year, [...]
When the Criterion Collection announced that Yasujirô Ozu’s towering 1953 work, Tokyo Story, would be coming to Blu-ray, my first reaction was “shit.” Not that this canonical work — beloved by cinephiles, filmmakers, academics, and nearly all else who encounter it — is undeserving of further attention. Instead my own reaction to this film, which [...]
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