Ciarán Hinds

Aug 23 2015

Hitman: Agent 47

When in doubt, fly a helicopter into a building, because you might take out a few bad guys and win the movie. That’s the standard of logic behind director Aleksander Bach’s sequel/reboot of 2007’s “Hitman”, which is loosely adapted from the IO Interactive video game series of flagging popularity. It might be its most laughably […]
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Dec 16 2011

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

(This review was originally published on December 16, 2011 at The Rogers Revue) Anyone who has read much John le Carré is probably well acquainted with George Smiley, the quintessential British spy character of the Cold War era (no, it’s not James Bond). In “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”, which is the first book in the ‘Karla’ trilogy (released later […]
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Aug 31 2011

The Debt

(This review was originally published on August 31, 2011 at The Rogers Revue) Oftentimes when thrillers attempt to weave the realism of a historically relevant era into their plot, they get wrapped up in the mechanics of what the characters are doing instead of the characters themselves. “The Debt”, John Madden’s re-imagining of the 2007 Israeli thriller […]
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