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    2011's Potential Oscar Nominees For Acting, Directing & Writing Get Together To Talk At THR's Awards Roundtable

    One of the necessities for any Oscar candidate is to do a lot of smiling, gladhanding interviews where they answer the same questions over and over again. An antidote to this madness is the annual Hollywood Reporter Roundtable Interviews. They’re awesome. You take six leading Oscar potentials ...

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    TONY DAYOUB: TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY is a worthy remake filled with lonely characters

    The tall, athletic man introduced earlier in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy as British Intelligence officer Jim Prideaux (Mark Strong) walks into a classroom and begins to write his name on the chalkboard. Only he does not write the name we’ve come to know him by. The typically garrulous young males atte...

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    Colin Firth Talks About "Tinker, Tailor" and The Oscar (Video Interview)

    Colin Firth signed on for his role in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy long before winning his Oscar for The King’s Speech. Even so, it’s a little jolting to find him in a relatively small role as one of a half-dozen British intelligence agents and possible moles being investigated by G...

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    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy—movie review

    When a film has so many attributes—including superior performances and a tangible sense of time, place, and atmosphere—it’s tempting to overlook its shortcomings. That wouldn’t be honest, but at least I can begin on a positive note. From the casting of Gary Oldman as veteran MI6 agent George Smiley ...

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    The Essentials: The 5 Best Gary Oldman Performances

    It's been a frequently repeated fact this year, but in case you didn't know, Gary Oldman has never been nominated for an Oscar. But in a way, why should he have been? The Academy Awards specialize, for the most part, in celebrating showy, look-at-me performances, impersonations of real ...

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    Video(s) of the Day: This Year's Best Performers Go Evil for NYT

    The New York Times brought some of this year's most acclaimed performers together for a trip to the dark side for their magazine's annual Hollywood issue. In a series of videos, spearheaded by the magazine's design director Arem Duplessis and directed by artist Alex Prager, stars in...

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    Three Ways of Watching "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy"

    Screeners of "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" recently sent to awards season voters provide the option for subtitles, presumably so American audiences can decipher the British dialect. But some viewers will need more than that to comprehend the serpentine plot of Tomas Alfredson impressively...

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    Gary Oldman Talks About "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" (Video Interview)

    How do you take a 1974 spy novel, already famous as a 1979 miniseries, and make it new without changing the setting? The key to Tomas Alfredson’s fresh take on Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is Gary Oldman’s powerfully solid yet edgy performance as George Smiley, the British intellige...

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    Gary Oldman Calls 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' Director Tomas Alfredson A "True Artist" & Talks Taking On George Smiley

    Take away his instantly recognizable roles in blockbuster franchises like 'Harry Potter' and Christopher Nolan's Batman, and Gary Oldman would still be treasured as a bona fide cinematic icon. Frankly, how could the 53-year-old British actor not be, considering how many iconic characters...

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    The Political Relevance of "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"

    What does Tomas Alfredson's bleak, engrossing new adaptation of John Le Carre's 1970s Cold War classic "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" have to say about our own current political landscape? Thankfully, the answer is not an obvious one. Unlike such political films as George Clooney&#...

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