2019 Film Reviews – 62: The Laundromat [dir. Steven Soderbergh; 2019]

What a curious little film. First, Antonio Banderas and Gary Oldman appear – playing two lawyers at the centre of 2016’s Panama Papers scandal – and proceed to give us a direct-to-camera lesson in the development of the barter system and the creation of money. Then Meryl Streep pops up, trying to navigate the treacherous world of fake insurance policies following the death of her … Continue reading 2019 Film Reviews – 62: The Laundromat [dir. Steven Soderbergh; 2019]

Film Review: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy [dir. Tomas Alfredson; 2011]

So, is it as good as everyone’s saying? My answer: very nearly. Yes, there are times when Le Carre’s tale of a search for a mole in the British Secret Service feels as though it’s been inelegantly rammed into a two-hour running time. Yes, Tomas Alfredson’s direction sometimes displays too much of the sterile coldness that was also in evidence in Let The Right One … Continue reading Film Review: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy [dir. Tomas Alfredson; 2011]