The Spy Who Came in from the Cold review: Dir. Martin Ritt [Masters Of Cinema]
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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold review: Dir. Martin Ritt [Masters Of Cinema]

Simultaneously mundane and beautiful, it captures the unglamorous tone of le Carré’s work, showing you don’t need action sequences to make a riveting espionage film. Continue reading

Long Day’s Journey into Night Blu-ray review: Dir. Sidney Lumet [Masters of Cinema]
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Long Day’s Journey into Night Blu-ray review: Dir. Sidney Lumet [Masters of Cinema]

It must be a unique challenge adapting a successful play into a successful film. I don’t mean Shakespeare, which lend themselves well to broad, sweeping epics (Akira Kurosawa, Orson Welles and Julie Taymor have made brilliantly cinematic versions of his plays) but rather the low key, intimate dramas that are more concerned with performance. When … Continue reading