Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – Ryan’s Verdict

Last year, shortly after the UK cinema release, 5-Word featured its first guest review; a fittingly verbose column on this film from Clare Williams (read it here). In the intro to that piece, I said that Clare would be contributing more to the site in the future, but as it turns out, we can’t afford her. You’ll just have to make do with me. But anyway, here’s Day 226.

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5-Word At EIFF 2012 – Shadow Dancer

Back to the Festival today, and time for a spy thriller that is actually thrilling, unlike some we have seen recently. For tomorrow, I need your help. There are two movies I would like to see screening at the same time, and I want you lot to help me pick which one to see. The first is California Solo, starring Robert Carlyle as a former Brit-pop musician (think Oasis’ Noel Gallagher) now living in a commune in Cali, and the other is a new portmanteau, found footage horror called V/H/S. The screenings are at 1pm BST, so let me know in the comments as early as possible. If you guys don’t help me, I’m going to have to ask the Bouncy Rubber Ball of Destiny, so I really need you to come through for me on this. But that’s for tomorrow. Today, it’s time for…

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5-Word 365 #148 – Even The Rain

I know this may seem like a bit of a let-down for all of you, but WTF Sunday is taking a bit of a break this week. I went to the movies with my roommate this afternoon to see this film on her recommendation. Before it was even half over I knew I just had to write about it. Don’t worry though; I’ve got some wacky shit all lined up for next week.

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5-Word 365 #143 – The Ides Of March

It has been uncommonly hard to write yesterday’s and today’s columns as I am still hung up on Ink. We’re not even halfway through the year yet, but I know for a fact that movie will be in the top of the charts if I were to be crazy enough to rank all these. But anyway, Ink was Sunday and it’s time to move on. Here’s a sweet little indie heart-warmer for you…

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