Admittedly, the T2S2 remake is finally one I’m anticipating with delight. If you’ve seen the trailer and cast, perhaps you’re getting that feeling, too?
If you’re not biting your nails for release yet, try on this brand-new Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy featurette, which includes interviews with Gary Oldman (George Smiley) as well as John Hurt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, Swedish director Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In), and author John LeCarre himself.
Not enough? The Telegraph just posted its first review from the Venice Film Festival, and the word is awesome. *best sing-song voice*
We’ve never seen Oldman like this before, and he’s simply stunning: his soliloquy about his only meeting with his counterpart, the Soviet super-spy Karla, is so engrossing you forget to breathe. Alec Guinness immortalised Smiley in the 1970s TV version of this story, yet Oldman is easily his equal…
The best compliment to pay Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is to affirm that it does what every great film can do: it makes your heart pound, gets your pulses racing and sends your brain cells into overdrive.
Potterkids shouldn’t have all the fun. So, who’s getting giant, plastic Harry Carey frames and trench-coating with me for the premiere?