Tuesday March 31, 2020

Spielberg scores with clever spy drama

John Maguire: Bridge of Spies; Carol

29th November, 2015
Tom Hanks and Amy Ryan in Bridge of Spies

Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg team up for their fourth collaboration with Bridge of Spies, an absorbing real-life espionage yarn that smoothly combines a sombre reflection on Cold War tensions with feelgood melodrama.

Spielberg’s first outing since 2012’s Lincoln fits neatly into his half-dozen previous war films, but this isn’t a chronicle of heroic action in thunderous battle. It is a conflict played out in domestic kitchens and untidy meeting-rooms: a talking war that deliberately...

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