The audience perched on the edges of their seats full of intrigue and anticipation as the story of counter espionage at the height of the Cold War unravelled itself.

A full Gill Nethercott Centre was showing the remake of John le Carré’s classic Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and a tense atmosphere pervaded the hall.
Following the story at times proved taxing. Paying close attention to the intricacies and detail pays rewards as the tension over the final ending grows throughout.

Gary Oldman plays the returning agent George Smiley to perfection – poker faced and oozing detachment, while the scenery and music capture the period superbly. This is not a film for those expecting the action of the Bourne films, indeed there are just two gunshot scenes. Following the subtleties of the film’s narrative is essential if you are not to leave the cinema bewildered, but the depth of the story kept last night’s audience rooted throughout.

Next on the screen
The next film at Whitchurch’s Cinema is My Week with Marilyn – on Thursday 22nd March at 7.30pm for 8.00pm

Future films include Dreamworks Puss in Boots, The Iron Lady, The Artist and The Woman in Black.

Comments (1)

  • mary holland

    Looking forward to seeing My Week with Marilyn, The Iron Lady, and the Woman in Black. Have seen The Artist and it was absolutely brilliant…well deserving of the awards received. To anyone who is intending to go and see it you are in for a treat.

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