The American: For Italy & the World
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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Alejandro Amenábar's mediocre devil-worship thriller is really an object lesson in manipulated hysteria.
Ben Wheatley's adaptation of a 1975 J.G. Ballard parable is beautiful to look at but dated in spirit.
Four directors do a good job of situating purgatory on a California highway, until they run out of gas.
Karyn Kusama's horror-thriller has its moments, but fails to make the most of lingering menace.
An outgrowth of British TV, Bharat Nalluri's espionage thriller is direct and workmanlike.