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Tuesday, May 1 2012

Eeny Meeny Miney Moe... 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy'

Like it or not, the 1979 BBC version of Tinker Tailor Solider Spy with Alec Guinness will forever be compared to the 2011 feature film with Gary Oldman. But which one is better?


Wednesday, March 16 2011

Spite in the Afternoon: 'Hemingway’s Garden of Eden'

There is no bullfighting in Hemingway’s Garden of Eden. Instead, people gore each other in the hot afternoon with sharp words, cruel looks and savage laughs.


Thursday, May 22 2008

Hamburger Hill: 20th Anniversary Edition

For its unflinching approach, its eye for human strength and compassion, its clear message about the catastrophic stupidity of the enterprise itself, this remains among the very best films ever made about men at war.


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