Thursday, May 7 2009
An affecting, if flawed, middlebrow drama about a seldom-discussed Depression-era tragedy.
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”.
Tuesday, May 31 2005
'Truffaut had the dread of everything conventional. Above all, he detested the conventionality of the nonconventional,' Jean Gruault notes.
Monday, July 12 2004
Martin Ritt coaxes a performance from Richard Burton that reveals Leamas as a full-fledged existential hero.