Lou Reed’s death and its effect on Anderson is never mentioned, yet undoubtedly is the film’s subtext.Read more "Heart of a Dog"
Blunt’s haggard appearance and frumpy demeanour is used as a character point that in a lesser film would be written as “She was an elite FBI agent, a career woman who nabbed the bad guys, but couldn’t keep a man!”Read more "Oscars 2016: Sicario"
You may have a pang of nostalgic longing for shirt collars as wide as airplane wings, rotary telephones, enormous heavy glass ashtrays, and beige Citroens. And a particularly garish shade of orange.Read more "Happy Birthday, John le Carre"
Smiley spends most of his time at home looking miserable or sitting in his room in a seedy hotel looking at old files, or swimming in a very cold-looking, very grimy public pool. It doesn’t really sound exciting, does it? It’s riveting.Read more "Genre Grandeur – Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (2011)"
If you haven’t seen “Utopia”, go watch it. Now.Read more "Before “Utopia”: Seventeen Great Conspiracy Thrillers"