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A Most Wanted Man (2014) - Movie Review

slow burn (n)- a gradual building up of anger, as opposed to an immediate outburst

Anton Corbijn’s latest film, another spy thriller after 2010’s 

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John Le Carre vs. The World: A look at A Most Wanted Man

 An adaptation of A Most Wanted Man is currently being screened at my local cinema (and, I suspect, many others not so local). I decided that before I go and watch the late Philip Seymour Hoffman go about his business, I would read the novel. 629 more words

Review Tuesday: Call for the Dead by John Le Carre

I am not a huge mystery reader, mostly because I am a huge chicken shit and get scared way too easily. Thus, reading about someone looking for a killer usually doesn’t go over very well – especially at night. 636 more words


Lloyd Square: Gary Oldman Spies on You

After a few weeks spent working on movies shot on the sunny Italian Riviera (no I was not in Venice for The wedding), we are back in Islington and to talk about another British actor and A-Lister: Gary Oldman. 288 more words


Forget Dave Bautista, Read About The Most Important Casting Of Bond 24

While the news breaks that French star Lea Seydoux (Grand Budapest Hotel) has signed on to be a Bond girl/femme fetale in the next James Bond (Working title: … 256 more words


George Smiley

My secret pilgrimage to the shrine of George Smiley has just been completed (on DVD). Every autumn I find myself rewatching the seven episodes of the magnificent BBC adaptation of John Le Carré’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and its six-part successor, Smiley’s People (not quite so good but still excellent). 513 more words

The Tailor Who Tinkered Her Spy

Act I

Scene I: The Pub

The Woman: red hair, alabaster skin, silver eyes.
She walks into the Pub, hardwood floors and wood paneled walls. 72 more words