A MOST WANTED MAN Blu-ray Review

     February 6, 2015

A Checkan Muslim named Grigoriy Dobrygin (Issa Karpov) illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where we learn from an opening card was once the home of several 9/11 masterminds.  The city has become especially vigilant since its worldwide embarrassment at having been …

A MOST WANTED MAN Review

     February 10, 2015

[This is a re-post of my A Most Wanted Man review from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.  The film opens in limited release this weekend.] The spy thriller genre—like all genres—has its fair share of tropes and clichés.  The best entries …

Sundance 2014: A MOST WANTED MAN Review

     February 10, 2015

The spy thriller genre—like all genres—has its fair share of tropes and clichés.  The best entries are ones that take the foundation of the genre and expand upon it or put a new spin on the material.  Director Anton Corbijn’s …