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Monday, October 24 2011

John le Carré’s ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’ Reheats the Cold War

More than 30 years after George Smiley’s television debut, he still reminds us of the value and price of loyalty—and the reason why Sir Alec Guinness was one of the finest actors of the 20th century.


Sunday, March 1 2009

Our Man in Havana

A lost gem from the team that crafted The Third Man finally shows up on DVD.


Sunday, October 12 2008

Cinema Qua Non - Indispensable DVDs: Part 1

Day One - A trip back to the classic days of studio system Hollywood, complete with great musicals, amazing adventure yarns, and a couple of post-modern freak outs, just to keep things controversial and lively.


Tuesday, October 21 2003

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Illustrates the many complexities found in the relations between colonized and colonizer.


Tuesday, October 7 2003

Cromwell (1970)

Ken Hughes' portrait of Cromwell allows him to recast the military, particularly its leaders, as betrayed by politicians of all stripes.


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