Podcast: Film Actually Ep 72 – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy


Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy posterHosts: David McVay, Josh Philpott & Richard Gray

This week David, Josh and Richard review the new spy film Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy complete with a spoiler zone. Also Josh’s Bargain Basement Movie – Cujo, What We’ve Been Watching and a brand new, listener requested, Lists of Five – Five Great Number Two’s. Film Actually is the official movie podcast of geekactually.com.

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What Else We’ve Been Watching

Films covered this week are The Darkest Hour, Journey 2 The Mysterious Island, Cowboys and Aliens The Extended Cut on Blu-Ray and Young Adult.

Feature Film Review

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy directed by Tomas Alfredson and written by Bridget O’Connor and Peter Straughan based on the novel by John le Carré. It stars Gary Oldman, Toby Jones, John Hurt, Mark Strong, David Dencik, Ciarán Hinds, Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy.

In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6′s echelons. Source: IMDB

Our Verdict: One of the best of 2011. This is a fantastic, complicated film that demands your full attention. An amazing character study with sensational performances from Gary Oldman and the entire cast.

Spoiler Section: 38:39 – 47:22 – Fast forward this bit if you don’t want to hear spoilers.

Watch the trailer here: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/focus_features/tinkertailorsoldierspy/

Lists of Five:

This week our Lists of Five: Five Great Number Two’s. Listener Mike from Canada requested this week’s list and this is how he did it: “How about a list of five great number twos (sidekicks/head henchmen), like Random Task or Steve Zahn from Sahara.” Well Mike, we aim to please so here you go.
Just a reminder, because we never like to just make things easy on ourselves, our lists are not necessarily top five lists, they are more or a less a list of film recommendations within the theme of the list.

Josh’s Bargain Basement

This week Josh tells us about 1983′s “Cujo” based on the Stephen King novel.

Also This Week

Nicholas “The Little Geek” McVay finally unleashes his new Batman fan film called “Smile”. We have clips for the show but check it out in full by going to YouTube.com/NickyMcVay

The Rest…

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We opened the show with a clip from “Ghostbusters”

We close the show with Smiley’s Theme from the original soundtrack to “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” by Alberto Iglesias.

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