Very fitting that I watched it after hours on Friday night/Saturday morning. Such a weird detour for Scorsese. And it's great.
You're a good watcher though, eh? Us loners always are.
Since I watched this for the first time in 2011, following things have happened:
- Read the whole Karla vs. Smiley trilogy in 2012-2013
- Rewatched the movie sometime thereafter
- Watched the 1979 BBC Miniseries, and its follow-up as well
- Read a whole lotta other le Carre books
Conclusion is: the man is a genius, this movie is brilliant, the cast is off the charts, and if you…
Dane DeHaan. This kid has a bright future, if he keeps making good choices. I didn't think anything could make me want to see The Amazing Spider Man 2, but now I am looking forward to it due to DeHaan's presence.
Anywho, he is not the only star of the movie. A rendition of the origins of Beat Era, this has a who's who of literary names: Allen Ginsberg (who takes the centre stage here with a tremendous performance from…
I am gonna be honest. I didn't have high expectations from this movie. I thought this would be a weepy, sentimental and sappy drama, with a couple of strong performances. Not my cup of tea. Instead, it turned out to be a thoughtful, emotional, if somewhat a little weepy, but highly touchy dramedy, with two performances that definitely elevate this based on facts story. Judi Dench is really, really good. And Steve Coogan is having the best year of his…