Based on the novel by John Le Carre, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a brilliantly nuanced spy thriller that takes place during the Cold War
era - a time filled with high anxiety, volatility, and disillusionment. Much like today. In the film, Gary Oldman plays George Smiley, a British
intelligence operative who is brought out of retirement to track down a double agent, feeding top secret information to the Russians. Like the age
old nursery rhyme, Smiley must investigate suspects identified as a tinker, tailor, soldier, poor man, and beggar man, in an effort to find the
mole. Directed by Tomas Alfredson, who was responsible for the underrated vampire thriller, Let the Right One In, Tinker Tailor is hauntingly
immersive with ominous sounds, atmospherics, and camera work. With a top notch British cast that also includes Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, John Hurt, and
many more, Tinker Tailor is a perfectly condensed, carefully calculated game of chess.