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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

The new and much-awaited Tomas Alfredson
Gary Oldman, Colin Firth and Tom Hardy
Directed by Tomas Alfredson

Swedish director Tomas Alfredson exploded onto the international scene in 2007 with his unsettling child vampire flick, ‘Let the Right One In.’ In that film, he took a rather implausible premise and turned it into one of the more unsettling horror films of recent memory. Pushing forward into the realm of the improbable, Alfredson unveils his surefooted adaptation of John Le Carre’s unfilmable ... more >

The King’s Speech

We loved it and you should too
Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush
Directed by Tom Hooper

Yes, I know. “The King’s Speech” has been called yet another period piece in the Masterpiece Theatre mold or a glorified “Upstairs, Downstairs,” the upstairs being the British Royals and the downstairs the commoners, including physicians who tend to said Royals. And yes, the story is predictable and we know how it ends. Yet, and this is a huge yet, “The King’s Speech” is much more than the sum of ... more >