Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

The PopMatters Fall Movie Preview - November 2011 | 15 Sep 2011 // 11:45 PM

Like the seminal song by Queen, November is "no time for losers" as the Oscar races heat up (J Edgar, The Descendants) and superficial fluff (Piranha 3DD, Tower Heist) becomes scarce.

Celebrity and the Celebration of Art: The Transformation of Benedict Cumberbatch | 26 Apr 2011 // 4:00 PM

Benedict Cumberbatch’s body of work is impressive. So what has previously prevented his transformation from a highly talented, sought-after actor to bona fide international celebrity?


'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’ Offers Bleak Charms | 8 Dec 2011 // 10:15 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.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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