Tag Archives: Spy Film

Review: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

Oddly enough, despite its 1970s setting, cold grey rooms and tweed, Tomas Alfredson’s adaptation of John Le Carré’s TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY feels more relevant and connective than ever. Maybe it’s because the modern world we live in is becoming … Continue reading

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Review: The Incredibles (2004)

Can you believe THE INCREDIBLES came out fourteen years ago? For millennials like me, that kind of thought makes us feel old. It’s a film that still holds up despite how much further on animation has come, this vibrant superhero-spy-family-sitcom … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Our Kind of Traitor (2016)

OUR KIND OF TRAITOR has a series of stunningly pretty images to open with: sparkling snowscapes, dappled sunlight, a slow-motion ballet performance. Even the death that follows this montage is beautifully composed, as horrible as the act remains. The visual … Continue reading

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Review: Spectre (2015)

From the moment we see the gun barrel sequence back in its rightful place right after the studio logos, SPECTRE makes its intention clear – we are firmly back to formula. Following revelations made at his childhood home, James Bond … Continue reading

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Review: The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

2015 has been a busy year for the spy genre. Between the anarchic KINGSMAN, the thrilling MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, and the much-hyped SPECTRE lurking round the corner,  THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. had it all to prove. Guy Ritchie is in the … Continue reading

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Review: Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014/15)

Matthew Vaughn has delivered another very enjoyable action-comedy that never quite reconciles certain tonal dissidences, but makes up for it with energy, style and confidence in abundance. Eggsy (Taron Egerton) has a tough life. His dad died when he was … Continue reading

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