Do I really need to write a bunch of framing to explain why y’all should be excited about this Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy movie?
Seriously, this is the character actor nerd equivalent of those action movies that list a bunch of overmuscled stars by their last names: Oldman. Firth. Cumberbatch. Hardy. Hinds. Strong. And I’m also kind of compelled by the extent to which this looks like an old print of something from the seventies, as if it’s an actual historical document of another age in espionage. I like that firm visual definition between past and present, I think, though of course it might look like less of an artifact on the big screen.