Allied (2016)

Let’s get that damn elephant out of the room. The private lives of our silver screen stars theoretically have no place in the judgement of the cinematic products we consume,…
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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

This is one for the brains. Alfredson’s vision is an incredibly restrained, intelligently crafted period piece that puts the spy genre back into human realism, questioning values like friendship, loyalty and trust like pawns being moved around in a bigger chess game. And it has Oldman, whose central performance is one for the ages.
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Hanna (2011)

Whilst sporadically absurd and often restrained, Hanna works well as a postmodern take on Brothers Grimm crossed with post-Cold War spy thriller. It’s smartly paced, impressively choreographed and directed by Wright, and anchored by a solid central performance by Ronan, who’s running ahead as best young actress of her time. Plus, it has Blanchett playing mega-bitch, too.
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