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PopMatters' 2017 Fall Film Preview: At Last, the Film Industry Awakens From Its Slumber
27 Aug 2017 // 10:00 PM
From Gary Oldman in The Darkest Hour to James Franco's meta-experiment Blade Runner: 2049 and Daniel Day-Lewis's final role, here are the movies you'll want to watch ... and a couple you might not.
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.
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