PopSmarts: A Reputation For Difficulty

We who take it as a vocation to criticize the efforts of others must take great care to keep our own behavior above reproach. It is particularly bad form to take a fellow critic to task when he or she ...

TV on DVD: “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”

As the holiday movie season approaches, one film I eagerly await is the new adaptation of John LeCarre’s Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy starring Gary Oldman as LeCarre’s most enduring character, George Smiley. Oldman is a superb actor, but he has a ...