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Posts tagged ‘Tom Hardy’

The Drop (2014)

Directed by: Michaël R. Roskam

5 stars

Cousin Marv’s, a bar somewhere in Brooklyn. A neighbourhood where criminals still run the streets. It is not a place you escape easily, unless you have money. Marv (James Gandolfini) lives with his sister, is fat, jaded, has money problems and a history of crime. Bob (Tom Hardy), who is Marv’s cousin, is quiet, solitary, loyal, goes to church and is kind to animals. Read more

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (2011)

Directed by: Tomas Alfredson

4 stars

London, 1973.  Control (John Hurt), the head of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) chairs his last meeting of the Circus, his most senior officers: Percy Alleline (Toby Jones), Bill Haydon (Colin Firth), Toby Esterhase (David Dencik), Roy Bland (Ciarán Hinds) and George Smiley (Gary Oldman). Edgy, paranoid, and scoffed at by his government masters over his belief that there is a Soviet mole operating within the Circus, Control has initiated an operation to meet a defecting Hungarian general in Budapest, and get information from him about the mole.  But the mission has gone wrong … Read more

Bronson (2008)

Directed by: Nicolas Winding Refn

3 stars

Refn’s movie tells the story of Charles Bronson, the name assumed by one Michael Peterson, who has (at the time of writing) been held in prison almost continually since 1974.  But this is no political prisoner or serial killer.  The movie describes him, however, as Britain’s most dangerous prisoner and on the basis of the evidence shown to us it’s easy to believe the claim. Read more