A film based on one of John LeCarre's classic Cold War espionage novels, directed by the director of Let The Right One In, and with a truly stunning cast? My expectations were so high going in I could only be disappointed. I was, however, not disappointed in any way.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a delicate and finely crafted film that condenses a lengthy and complex novel into only a full-length movie with superb performances throughout. Pay attention or you might miss something important. I think it's an excellent film.
Locally, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy opened yesterday at the Rialto in Raleigh (moves to the Colony Theater on 20 Jan), and also at the Carolina Theatre in Durham. There: I mentioned my three favorite places in RTP to see films in a single sentence.
trailer: Contraband - Mark Wahlberg is blackmailed into smuggling four shipping pallets full of money.
Other film news: The Artist opens 20 January at the Rialto. A Dangerous Method opens 20 January at the Colony. I am looking forward to both.