Tomas Alfredson
Features // 4 Articles
Columns // 2 Articles
Reviews // 3 Articles
Blogs // 3 Articles
//Features

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.

//Columns

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.

//Reviews

'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.

//Blogs

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
//Blogs

Double Take: 'The French Connection' (1971)

// Short Ends and Leader

"You pick your feet in Poughkeepsie, and we pick The French Connection for Double Take #18.

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