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"A Most Wanted Man"
Premiere Date and Time: January 19, 3:30pm
Director: Anton Corbijn
Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright, Willem Dafoe, Daniel Bruhl
Lowdown: The last time one of British novelist John Le Carre's cerebral thrillers made it to the screen under the watch of a moody European stylist, we got Tomas Alfredson's "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" -- so if this latest Le Carre adaptation turns out even half as well, we're in for a treat. Legendary photographer and music video director Corbijn made an auspicious film debut with "Control," and while his follow-up "The American" was less enthusiastically greeted, it still showed off his keen compositional eye and command of atmosphere. Those traits should serve him well in this psychological espionage story, starring Hoffman as a German spy uncovering an international terrorist plot in a typically tangled Le Carre narrative, this one taking place in a world of post-9/11 paranoia.
- Guy Lodge