Bridge of Spies ★★★★

There is so much going on in this film, yet it is very restrained... very 1950s. Hanks is excellent by Mark Rylance really steals it. What a great face! The sets and costumes were amazing: it really takes you back to that time (before my time). Music was good too.

The cartoonishness of the USSR and GDR officials was funny... but I wonder how they would have seen it? And I thought the depiction of shortsidedness of the Americans early on in the film was a little ham-fisted. However, the latter part of the film was much more subtle and powerful.

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