Thursday, December 8, 2011

For You Anticipation: I Know What I Am

Quite easily the most intriguing film on the late 2011 slate of this year, Tomas Alfredson's "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" has always put itself forth as a good old fashioned potboiler. True, it's a mystery with a definite answer that may ruin the film on further viewings. But Alfredson knows how to layer a world beyond simple trickery, as shown in his Swedish adaptation of "Let the Right One In". He brings his interest to England slate, turning it into a bleak landscape of bleak individuals. It helps that most of these characters are played by esteemed Brits, and it helps even more to give Gary Oldman top billing on your feature.

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