Archive for John Hurt

Review: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Posted in Movie Review, Movies, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 11, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

It’s a funny thing, spying, isn’t it? We entrust our national security to those who, by their very nature, must be duplicitous and backstabbing. Yes, those people who keep our secrets are the very ones we want to keep them safe from. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy takes us deep into this murky world of Cold War espionage and the search for a double agent at the heart of MI6. But is it any good? Continue reading

Review: Melacholia

Posted in Movie Review, Movies, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 26, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

Birds fall from the sky, a horse collapses to the ground dying, sparks fly from Kirsten Dunst’s fingers, and we see the destruction of Earth by the looming giant blue planet Melancholia. All this in super slo-mo to a Wagnerian score. It’s beautiful and bleak. And all in the first ten minutes. Continue reading