January movies!

“Stylish and sophisticated” is right! The movie is set in the 1970s (I think?) which makes for fun clothes and hairstyles, but also preserves certain attitudes (towards women in particular) and depicts a time when we weren’t nearly so reliant on technology (something that I imagine has made the spy game much easier these days).

The pacing is much slower than we’re used to in thriller movies now, I think, which makes for a very slow burn to the reveal (which we don’t actually see firsthand). There are also a lot of characters and motivations and alliances to keep track of, to say nothing of the jumping timeline, so definitely go when you’re alert because you will need to pay attention – but it’s worth the extra work. ;)

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7 thoughts on “January movies!

  1. Your 3 movies are showing up on 3 different pages… that’s different to normal! :)

    I agree with everything you said about this one.

    And for once I’m actually vaguely up-to-date with movies, too. I just saw “The Artist” today – it’s great!

    • And when I say “this one” – I mean Tinker Taylor. Not Dragon Tattoo, where this reply seems to have posted – which I refuse to see, because it’ll just screw up the book and the swedish movies.

      • I know, I’m a bad book person for not reading Girl first, but I just ran out of time! I’m still going to get to the books (and the Swedish movie) eventually!

        I’m still in awe of The Artist – sooooo amazing! I’m glad it’s playing in Oz at the moment (it only came to our small, independent movie theater here, not the multiplexes).

        And same goes for Tinker, Tailor – Gary Oldman really was great (very subtle performance but still terrific).

        • I saw TInker Taylor in NZ, and it had a really grainy look to the movie – and I wasn’t sure if that was how it was supposed to be, or if it was just a really bad projection – what was yours like? And afterwards I was exhausted – it was hard work concentrating for such a long movie! :)

          • I don’t remember it being particularly grainy beyond it definitely having the feel of the film quality of a 70s movie… Maybe the theater had a bad print?

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