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A Cerebral Thriller, and a Bittersweet Goodbye

For over fifty years, the works of John le Carre have been the antithesis of James Bond over-the-top spy thrillers. His novels have almost no gunplay and nary a car chase; the thrills are cerebral as you watch damaged people struggle to unlock a puzzle box and reveal the secrets inside. 731 more words

Movies & Reviews

The Notebook Part 2

Names have been changed to protect identity of the Tinderers.

When Allie first downloaded Tinder, it was just to pass the time.

“I put a Red Hot Chili Peppers quote on my profile, and I said name that song and band,” Allie said. 386 more words

At the Movies: "A Most Wanted Man"

There’s a moment about two-thirds of the way through when doughty spy chief Gunther Bachmann (Philip Seymour Hoffman) utters the immortal line, “The clock is ticking”, and seated in the relative comfort of an almost entirely empty Screen 7 at Islington Vue, I need hardly glance at my watch in order to agree with him. 429 more words



A film by Anton Corbijn
Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Daniel Brühl

A smart, effective adaptation of John le Carré’s post-9/11 political passion play about good, evil.  340 more words


A Most Wanted Man (2014)

A spy thriller directed by Anton Corbijn, starring Rachel McAdams and the late but so damn great Philip Seymour Hoffman. Sounds good, doesn’t it? Well it should be. 656 more words


A Most Wanted Man (2014) Review

Issa Karpov illegally immigrated to Hamburg where he gets caught up in the international war on terror. But maybe he isn’t exactly as he seems? 413 more words


A Most Wanted Man: Review

Adapted from the novel by Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy author John le Carré; A Most Wanted man is a modern day tale of espionage in a post 9/11 world. 407 more words