Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Film review by: Witney Seibold

Tomas Alfredson‘s “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy,” based on the seminal spy novel by John le Carré, is one of the best-looking films this year. The cold, brown-shaded 1970s British spy interiors look like a library on overdrive. The atmosphere is thick with a kind of erudite, sophisticated, adult miasma that reminds us that this is no dumbed-down American spy thriller. This is going to be about the subtle emotional interplay and off-screen betrayals of intelligent working men who have known each other for years. This is a film about pencil-pushers who, only occasionally on work assigments, have to put themselves in harm’s way. (more…)

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