April 23, 2014

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And the Oscars will go to … — AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: Do or die time. After month and months of tracking the Oscar race, it’s time to put up (and shut up) by posting my official picks for Sunday night’s Academy Awards.
And while I have been saying (OK, complaining) that too many of tonight’s winners are all but predetermined, there’s still a few mysteries to be solved, primarily in the below-the-line categories, where deserving films could take home Oscar gold.
So, without further ado, here are my selections for tonight’s winners, bolded in each category. I hope they help you win an Oscar pool or two. Enjoy the show!
Best Picture
“The Artist”
“The Descendants”
“Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”
“Hugo”
“Midnight In Paris”
“The Help”
“Moneyball”
“War Horse”
“The Tree of Life”
Best Actor
Demian Bichir, “A Better Life”
George Clooney, “The Descendants”
Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”
Gary Oldman, “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
Brad Pitt, “Moneyball”
Best Actress
Glenn Close, “Albert Nobbs”
Viola Davis, “The Help”
Rooney Mara, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”
Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady”
Michelle Williams, “My Week With Marilyn”
Best Director
Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris”
Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”
Terrence Malick, “The Tree of Life”
Alexander Payne, “The Descendants”
Martin Scorsese, “Hugo”
Best Supporting Actor
Kenneth Branagh, “My Week With Marilyn”
Jonah Hill, “Moneyball”
Nick Nolte, “Warrior”
Christopher Plummer, “Beginners”
Max Von Sydow, “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”
Best Supporting Actress
Berenice Bejo, “The Artist”
Jessica Chastain, “The Help”
Melissa McCarthy, “Bridesmaids”
Janet McTeer, “Albert Nobbs”
Octavia Spencer, “The Help”
Best Original Screenplay
Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris”
JC Chandor, “Margin Call”
Asghar Farhadi, “A Separation”
Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”
Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, “Bridesmaids”
Best Adapted Screenplay
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash, “The Descendants”
John Logan, “Hugo”
George Clooney, Grant Heslov, “The Ides of March”
Aaron Sorkin, Steven Zaillian, “Moneyball”
Bridget O’Connor, Peter Straughn, “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”
Best Animated Feature
“A Cat In Paris”
“Chico & Rita”
“Kung Fu Panda 2″
“Puss in Boots”
“Rango”
Best Foreign Feature
“Bullhead” (Belgium)
“Footnote” (Israel)
“In Darkness” (Poland)
“Monsiuer Lazhar” (Canada)
“A Separation” (Iran)
Best Art Direction
“The Artist”
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2″
“Hugo”
“Midnight in Paris”
“War Horse”
Best Cinematography
“The Artist”
“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”
“Hugo”
“The Tree of Life”
“War Horse”
Best Costume Design
“Anonymous”
“The Artist”
“Hugo”
“Jane Eyre”
“W.E.”
Best Documentary Feature
“Hell and Back Again”
“If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front”
“Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory”
“Pina”
“Undefeated”
Best Documentary Short
“The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement”
“God Is the Bigger Elvis”
“Incident in New Baghdad”
“Saving Face”
“The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom”
Best Film Editing
“The Artist”
“The Descendants”
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
“Hugo”
“Moneyball”
Best Make-Up
“Albert Nobbs”
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2″
“The Iron Lady”
Best Original Score
“The Adventures of Tintin”
“The Artist”
“Hugo”
“Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”
“War Horse”
Best Original Song
“Man or Muppet” from “The Muppets” Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie
“Real in Rio” from “Rio” [...]

Oscars: Best Actor nominee Gary Oldman on the subtleties of “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: After more than three decades spent crafting some of the most memorable characters in film history, Gary Oldman earned his first Oscar nomination on Tuesday.
Stop for a minute and say that out loud. Gary Oldman’s first Oscar nomination. I mean, really, Academy. What took you so long.
On the nationally syndicated Sirius/XM program “The Opie and Anthony Show,” Oldman contemplated a question he likely has been asked before: “What was your favorite character?” Yet how does one choose from a body of work that spans includes iconic characters that range from Sid Vicious to Lee Harvey Oswald, from Dracula to Sirius Black.
Oldman, being a good sport, talked about staying in character as Oswald or wanting to make a splash in the brief amount of screen time allotted for “True Romance.” But he confessed that his most recent turn as heady spy George Smiley in Tomas Alfredson’s adaptation of John le Carre’s “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” ranks as one of his all-time favorites.
And why not? It’s a stirring, forceful performance that’s showy in its restraint, and the less Oldman does with the chameleonic character, the more we’re impressed.
And, it earned him his first Oscar nomination. The first of many, we can only hope. Here’s our conversation with Best Actor nominee Gary Oldman:
HollywoodNews.com: This struck me as an exercise in listening, as an actor. Do you appreciate that?
Gary Oldman: Oh, absolutely. And Smily is a great watcher, and a great listener. He listens with his whole body. He’s like a spider. I’ve always thought that. Not physically like a spider. But George is one of those people who is over here on the web, and then he gets a little twitch on the thread, and he acknowledges it, but he doesn’t have to run to get his dinner. He’ll take his time.
HollywoodNews.com: I love that analogy. Was there ever a fear in the moment that you weren’t given enough.
Oh, yes. Yeah, yeah. There were a few times on the set where we’d do a scene and I had to maybe look in a certain direction and glance to a window, and Tomas would say to me, “Let’s, on this one, if you can maybe look to the window.” And I’d go, “I did!” [Laughs] It was small, you know? But you’ve got this wonderful camera that’s here [points at face], and it [...]

“The Artist,” “Tinker, Tailor” top British Academy Film Awards nominations – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: Michel Hazanavicius’ “The Artist” continues its march through the awards season, topping the Orange British Academy Film Awards with 12 nominations including Best Film, Original Screenplay, Original Music, Cinematography, Editing, Make Up and Hair, Costume Design, Sound and Production Design, Director, Leading Actor and Leading Actress.
Tomas Alfredson’s “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” is right behind “The Artist,” earning 11 nominations. Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo” has nine nominations, while “My Week with Marilyn” nabbed six nominations. Finally, “The Help” and “War Horse” each earned five nominations.
The Best Film line up consists of “The Artist,” “Tinker, Tailor,” “The Descendants,” “The Help” and “Drive.”
The nominees for the Orange Wednesdays Rising Star Award, announced earlier this month, are Adam Deacon, Chris Hemsworth, Chris O’Dowd, Eddie Redmayne and Tom Hiddleston. This audience award is voted for by the British public and presented to an actor or actress who has demonstrated exceptional talent and promise.
The Orange British Academy Film Awards take place on Sunday 12 February at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London. This is the fifteenth year of Orange’s sponsorship of the Film Awards.
The ceremony will be hosted by Stephen Fry and will be broadcast exclusively on BBC One. Red carpet coverage will be hosted by Edith Bowman on BBC Three.
A complete list of nominees follows:
BEST FILM
THE ARTIST Thomas Langmann
THE DESCENDANTS Jim Burke, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor
DRIVE Marc Platt, Adam Siegel
THE HELP Brunson Green, Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Robyn Slovo

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
MY WEEK WITH MARILYN Simon Curtis, David Parfitt, Harvey Weinstein, Adrian Hodges
SENNA Asif Kapadia, James Gay-Rees, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Manish Pandey
SHAME Steve McQueen, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Abi Morgan
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY Tomas Alfredson, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Robyn Slovo,
Bridget O’Connor, Peter Straughan
WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN Lynne Ramsay, Luc Roeg, Jennifer Fox, Robert Salerno,
Rory Stewart Kinnear
OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
ATTACK THE BLOCK Joe Cornish (Director/Writer)
BLACK POND Will Sharpe (Director/Writer), Tom Kingsley (Director), Sarah Brocklehurst (Producer)
CORIOLANUS Ralph Fiennes (Director)
SUBMARINE Richard Ayoade (Director/Writer)
TYRANNOSAUR Paddy Considine (Director), Diarmid Scrimshaw (Producer)
FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
INCENDIES Denis Villeneuve, Luc Déry, Kim McGraw
PINA Wim Wenders, Gian-Piero Ringel
POTICHE François Ozon, Eric Altmayer, Nicolas Altmayer
A SEPARATION Asghar Farhadi
THE SKIN I LIVE IN Pedro Almodóvar, Agustin Almodóvar
DOCUMENTARY
GEORGE HARRISON: LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD Martin Scorsese
PROJECT NIM James Marsh, Simon Chinn
SENNA Asif Kapadia
ANIMATED FILM
THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN: THE SECRET OF THE [...]

Gary Oldman retrospective planned for ArcLight Hollywood – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: Gary Oldman has been receiving some of the finest reviews of his career for playing retired spy George Smiley in Tomas Alfredsson’s “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” … and when you think about the performances Oldman has turned in over the years, that’s saying a mouthful.
So, it’s appropriate that the ArcLight Hollywood will honor Oldman’s legendary contributions to film history with a 6-movie retrospective early next year. Oldman even plans on being at the ArcLight on Wednesday, Jan. 11, following a showing of Focus Features’ “Tinker, Tailor” for a special Q-and-A hosted by Matt Holzman of KCRW’s “Matt’s Movies.”
More information, from a release:
Focus is co-hosting the free-admission 3-night series with radio station KCRW (www.kcrw.org), 89.9-FM in Los Angeles. Matt Holzman, host of KCRW’s Matt’s Movies screening series, will conduct the live Q&A with Mr. Oldman on the final night of the retrospective, following the 8:00 PM “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” screening on the 11th.
The free tickets will be available only via RSVP through www.OldmanRSVP.com. KCRW will also be offering its listeners a limited number of giveaway tickets to the screenings.
The other films being screened in the series are “Sid and Nancy” (1986), which starred Oldman as punk-rock legend Sid Vicious, on Monday, Jan. 9 at 6:30 PM; “JFK” (1991), in which Oldman played the infamous Lee Harvey Oswald, on Monday, Jan. 9 at 9:00 PM; “The Contender” (2000), with Oldman as U.S. Congressman Shelly Runyon, on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 6:00 PM; “Dracula” (1992), starring Oldman as the title character, on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 9:00 PM; and “Prick Up Your Ears” (1987), with Oldman as celebrated playwright Joe Orton, on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 5:30 PM.
The celebration also should shine additional light on Oldman’s Oscar campaign, particularly as “Tinker” steps up its numbers at the box office. The moody spy thriller – already an international hit – has opened in limited release here in the States and is performing admirably in select theaters.
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London Critics nominate “Tinker, Tailor” and “Drive” – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: The London Critics’ Circle split their attentions between two films when announcing their year-end honors: one very British in “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy;” and another that’s positively American in “Drive.”
The two films each scored six nominations, including Best Picture, where they’ll compete against Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life,” Michel Hazanavicius’ “The Artist” and “A Separation,” the gripping Iranian drama by Asghar Farhadi.
“Tinker” director Tomas Alfredsson did not make the cut for Best Director, however. “Drive” helmer Refn instead will go against Lynne Ramsay (“We Need To Talk About Kevin”), Farhadi, Hazanavicius and Malick.
More than 120 British film critics vote in the year-end festivities. The awards will be handed out during a ceremony held on Jan. 19 at BFI Southbank.
A full list of London Critics’ Circle Film Awards can be found below:
FILM OF THE YEAR
The Artist
Drive
A Separation
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
The Tree of Life
BRITISH FILM OF THE YEAR
The Guard
Kill List
Shame
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
We Need to Talk About Kevin
FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR
Mysteries of Lisbon
Poetry
Le Quattro Volte
A Separation
The Skin I Live In
DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Dreams of a Life
Pina
Project Nim
Senna
DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Asghar Farhadi- A Separation
Michel Hazanavicius- The Artist
Terrence Malick- The Tree of Life
Lynne Ramsay- We Need to Talk About Kevin
Nicolas Winding Refn- Drive
SCREENWRITER OF THE YEAR
Asghar Farhadi- A Separation
Michel Hazanavicius- The Artist
Kenneth Lonergan- Margaret
Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan- Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon & Jim Rash- The Descendants
BREAKTHROUGH BRITISH FILMMAKER
Richard Ayoade- Submarine
Paddy Considine – Tyrannosaur
Joe Cornish – Attack the Block
Andrew Haigh – Weekend
John Michael McDonagh – The Guard
ACTOR OF THE YEAR
George Clooney- The Descendants
Jean Dujardin – The Artist
Michael Fassbender – Shame
Ryan Gosling – Drive
Gary Oldman – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
Kirsten Dunst – Melancholia
Anna Paquin- Margaret
Meryl Streep- The Iron Lady
Tilda Swinton- We Need to Talk About Kevin
Michelle Williams- My Week With Marilyn
SUPPORTING ACTOR OF THE YEAR
Simon Russell Beale- The Deep Blue Sea
Kenneth Branagh – My Week With Marilyn
Albert Brooks- Drive
Christopher Plummer– Beginners
Michael Smiley- Kill List
SUPPORTING ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
Sareh Bayat- A Separation
Jessica Chastain- The Help
Vanessa Redgrave- Coriolanus
Octavia Spencer- The Help
Jacki Weaver- Animal Kingdom
BRITISH ACTOR OF THE YEAR
Tom Cullen- Weekend
Michael Fassbender – A Dangerous Method, Shame
Brendan Gleeson – The Guard
Peter Mullan – Tyrannosaur, War Horse
Gary Oldman – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
BRITISH ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
Olivia Colman – The Iron Lady, Tyrannosaur
Carey Mulligan- Drive, Shame
Vanessa Redgrave- Anonymous, Coriolanus
Tilda Swinton- We Need to Talk About Kevin
Rachel Weisz- The Deep Blue Sea
YOUNG BRITISH PERFORMER [...]

Colin Firth on his Oscar run, Gary Oldman and “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: At this point last year, Colin Firth had waded up to his waist into the Oscar pool for his courageous work as stuttering King George in Tom Hooper’s “The King’s Speech.” Firth and the film were beyond the point of treading water, but few would definitively state (in early December) whether the prestigious, inspiration period drama would sink or swim.
Needless to say, Firth floated all the way to the Oscar podium, collecting a Best Actor trophy for a film that would nab Best Director and Picture awards, as well. The performer looked far more relaxed when we met in Manhattan to discuss his role in Tomas Alfredon’s “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy,” another period thriller with awards aspirations (though most swirl around Firth’s co-star, Gary Oldman, who’s terrific as British spy George Smiley).
Though it was hard not to start a conversation with Oscar, and so that’s where Firth and I begin:
HollywoodNews.com: It was around this point last year when you were deep into the awards-season rounds for “The King’s Speech.” Is there anything about that marathon that you miss?
Colin Firth: Oh, well, I wouldn’t have wished it away. But I think that you can’t sustain that sort of intensity. It’s good that it has the lifespan that it has, and that you get to come home at the end of it. I’m still immensely grateful that it happened. And I think that it happened at a good time in my life. It’s hardly the beginning, but I hope we’re still some way from the end.
HollywoodNews.com: I’m sure that we are. As for “Tinker,” it struck me as a unique exercise in listening, as an actor. Was that the case?
Yes, I suppose so. I mean, unless you are playing a particularly quiet person, it’s unlikely that you are going to get so much screen time without speaking. And that’s because it is an ensemble, and so much of it is rooms full of people. Five guys sitting around a table in a situation that’s not unlike a poker game. And you are free to have your own internal monologue.
HollywoodNews.com: Because of that, is there a fear that you might not be giving enough in a scene?
Oh yeah, and I think you have to be able to judge it for yourself, but also, you know that you are going to put yourself into the [...]

Gary Oldman talks “Tinker, Tailor,” webs of intrigue, and the one actor he’d love to work with – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Gary Oldman, appearing on Sirius/XM’s “The Opie and Anthony Show,” contemplated a question he likely has been asked before: “What was your favorite character?” Yet how does one choose from a body of work that spans decades and includes iconic characters that range from Sid Vicious to Lee Harvey Oswald, from Dracula to Sirius Black.
Oldman, being a good sport, talked about staying in character as Oswald or wanting to make a splash in the brief amount of screen time allotted for “True Romance.” But he confessed that his most recent turn as heady spy George Smiley in Tomas Alfredson’s adaptation of John le Carre’s “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” ranks as one of his all-time favorites.
And why not? It’s a stirring, forceful performance that’s showy in its restraint, and the less Oldman does with the chameleonic character, the more we’re impressed. As “Tinker” prepares to open in limited release and pick up awards steam, Oldman sat down with HollywoodNews.com to discuss the process, and the cast members who impressed him the most. Here’s Gary Oldman:
HollywoodNews.com: This struck me as an exercise in listening, as an actor. Do you appreciate that?
Gary Oldman: Oh, absolutely. And Smily is a great watcher, and a great listener. He listens with his whole body. He’s like a spider. I’ve always thought that. Not physically like a spider. But George is one of those people who is over here on the web, and then he gets a little twitch on the thread, and he acknowledges it, but he doesn’t have to run to get his dinner. He’ll take his time.
HollywoodNews.com: I love that analogy. Was there ever a fear in the moment that you weren’t given enough.
Oh, yes. Yeah, yeah. There were a few times on the set where we’d do a scene and I had to maybe look in a certain direction and glance to a window, and Tomas would say to me, “Let’s, on this one, if you can maybe look to the window.” And I’d go, “I did!” [Laughs] It was small, you know? But you’ve got this wonderful camera that’s here [points at face], and it enables you to try and put across the smallest little flickers.
HollywoodNews.com: Your co-star, Colin Firth, was speaking about “Tinker” affording him the opportunity to work alongside some legends he’d anticipated acting alongside. After your illustrious career, are there still [...]

British Indie Film goes with “Shame,” “Tinker” and “Tyrannosaur” – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: The British Independent Film Awards announced nominees for its 14tht annual awards ceremony, which will be held on Dec. 4 in London, and three films led the charge with seven nominations apiece.
Steve McQueen’s “Shame,” Tomas Alfredson’s “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” and Paddy Considine’s “Tyrannosaur” each nabbed seven nods, including Best British Independent Film for all three. They’ll compete against the Formula One documentary “Senna” and Lynne Ramsay’s “We Need to Talk About Kevin” in that top category.
The recognition helps “Shame” and “Tinker,” which were hovering on the outskirts of the ongoing Oscar race. But will they also propel Considine’s drama into the thick of the discussion? Any acknowledgement certainly helps. Now it’s up to Strand Releasing, which handles “Tyrannosaur,” to build on the momentum.
I’m also thrilled to see love for “Kevin” co-stars Tilda Swinton and Ezra Miller in their respective categories. I see “Tinker” soon, and can’t wait to see the awards-nominated performances of Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Kathy Burke and Benedict Cumberbatch.
The winners will be announced at a Dec. 4 ceremony at the Old Billingsgate in London.
Here are your nominees:
BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM
SENNA
SHAME
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY
TYRANNOSAUR
WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN
BEST DIRECTOR
Ben Wheatley – KILL LIST
Steve McQueen – SHAME
Tomas Alfredson – TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY
Paddy Considine – TYRANNOSAUR
Lynne Ramsay – WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN
THE DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD [BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR]
Joe Cornish – ATTACK THE BLOCK
Ralph Fiennes – CORIOLANUS
John Michael McDonagh – THE GUARD
Richard Ayoade – SUBMARINE
Paddy Considine – TYRANNOSAUR
BEST SCREENPLAY
John Michael McDonagh – THE GUARD
Ben Wheatley, Amy Jump – KILL LIST
Abi Morgan, Steve McQueen – SHAME
Richard Ayoade – SUBMARINE
Lynne Ramsay, Rory Kinnear – WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN
BEST ACTRESS
Rebecca Hall – THE AWAKENING
Mia Wasikowska – JANE EYRE
MyAnna Buring – KILL LIST
Olivia Colman – TYRANNOSAUR
Tilda Swinton – WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN
BEST ACTOR
Brendan Gleeson – THE GUARD
Neil Maskell – KILL LIST
Michael Fassbender – SHAME
Gary Oldman – TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY
Peter Mullan – TYRANNOSAUR
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Felicity Jones – ALBATROSS
Vanessa Redgrave – CORIOLANUS
Carey Mulligan – SHAME
Sally Hawkins – SUBMARINE
Kathy Burke – TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Michael Smiley – KILL LIST
Tom Hardy – TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY
Benedict Cumberbatch – TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY
Eddie Marsan – TYRANNOSAUR
Ezra Miller – WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN
MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER
Jessica Brown Findlay – ALBATROSS
John Boyega – ATTACK THE BLOCK
Craig Roberts – SUBMARINE
Yasmin Paige – SUBMARINE
Tom Cullen – WEEKEND
BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION
KILL LIST
TYRANNOSAUR
WEEKEND
WILD BILL
YOU INSTEAD
BEST [...]

Gary Oldman, Colin Firth in first “Tinker, Tailor” tease

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: For so many reasons, the upcoming adaptation of John Le Carre’s “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” has been near the top of our “Must See” list, and this new trailer released today isn’t doing much to slide it off the chart.
First, it’s Le Carre, who is a brilliant espionage novelist. Second, it’s directed by “Let the Right One In” helmer Tomas Alfredson. And third, get a load of this cast: Colin Firth, Gary Oldman, John Hurt, Stephen Graham, Tom Hardy, Mark Strong, Toby Jones, Ciaran Hinds … they could be reading the phone book and we’d all sit, riveted.
Thankfullly, they’ll be doing much more than that in this Cold War-era thriller about a spy (Oldman) coaxed out of retirement to uncover a mole buried deep in his organization. The period details of the trailer are exquisite. The performances should be top notch. Even the score’s fantastic, setting an ominous, uncomfortable mood.
Check it out for yourself:

Alfredson’s “Tinker” opens on Nov. 18, but if we’re lucky, we’ll be covering it on the fall film festival circuit as we weigh the film’s Oscar potential.
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