"There's a rotten apple, Jim, at the very top." So begins what is easily one of the best films of this or recent years, Tomas Alfredson's "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy."
Is there anything more divisive than holiday movies? Some people love them and start pulling them out in early November, while others pray for the time when they stop playing on constant rotation. But there are some movies that have ingrained themselves in my mind and the minds of others.
"Religion has nothing to do with this, nothing at all." A film about a 1,000-year-old pilgrimage rooted in Catholic tradition, "The Way" leaves proselytizing at the doorstep. It ventures out on the Camino de Santiago–the Way of Saint James–following Martin Sheen as Tom Avery, a 60-something Californian who travels to Spain to recover the body of his deceased son Daniel, played by real-life son and the film's director, Emilio Estevez.
I'm sure half the people in attendance at the advanced screening of "21 Jump Street" either weren't alive for or barely old enough to remember the show generally regarded as Johnny Depp's breakout role.
It's not justice you're after - it's revenge," Fredrick Aiken (James McAvoy) tells Edwin Stanton (Kevin Kline) in "The Conspirator," director Robert Redford's latest film.