Tomas Alfredson
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Reviews // 3 Articles
Blogs // 3 Articles

The 40 Best Films of 2011
22 Jan 2012 // 4:00 PM

2011 was a year of good, not necessarily great, films, though the amazing choices by our staff might argue against such a overall cinematic classification.

The Best Male Film Performances of 2011
17 Jan 2012 // 4:00 PM

In another strong year, crime and punishment take on heart and heroism for the right to be called 2011's best male film acting work.


Cold Wars End, Betrayal is Forever: ‘Tinker, Tailer, Soldier, Spy’
28 Nov 2011 // 10:32 PM

What is espionage if not getting into bed with people -- physically or ideologically -- for purposes of betrayal?

Let the Right One In, But Only the Right One
25 May 2009 // 5:00 PM

Lindqvist’s book and Alfredson’s film adaptation both convey a sweet, dark version of puppy love. We don’t need the American remake.


'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' Provides a Master Class in Acting -- as well as Spying
19 Mar 2012 // 6:00 PM

Gary Oldman’s George Smiley proves that brains, as much as James Bond’s brawny action, are key to the British spy game.

'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’ Offers Bleak Charms
8 Dec 2011 // 11:15 PM

In his slowly paced, dirty-minded adaptation of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, director Tomas Alfredson is faithful to the painstaking part of le Carre’s baroque and cynical fictions, almost to a fault.


Let the Wrong One Out
24 Mar 2009 // 6:00 PM

It was one of last year's best films - foreign or otherwise. It was unceremoniously snubbed for Oscar consideration (favoritism found Sweden submitting another, lesser

Let the Right One In
20 Nov 2008 // 3:20 PM

When was the last time a vampire was truly scary? No, not gory, or gross, or given over to fits of faux romanticized rage and

//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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