Thursday, April 23 2009
This 1961 BBC production of Tolstoy's classic starring Claire Bloom and Sean Connery is a beautifully acted, gorgeously shot little gem -- worthy of the masterpiece it interprets.
Wednesday, December 3 2008
This is easily one of Burton’s best performances in a long career of great roles. He embodies so eloquently the ambivalence of the Cold War and the sad fiction of the “sexy spy”.
Monday, July 12 2004
Martin Ritt coaxes a performance from Richard Burton that reveals Leamas as a full-fledged existential hero.