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It's Boxing Day, and there's a mole at the very top of The Circus...
No, it's not a strange sequel to Wind in the Willows... Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) tells the story of George Smiley and all his friends as he tries to work out which one of them is a traitor, working under the pay of the KGB. (Smiley, it should be noted, is a member of the British Foreign Intelligence service, and it's generally quite bad when a member of the service is selling secrets to the Soviets).
We discuss the risks of falling in love; the benefits of being likeable; and the merits of mistrusting anything that's too good to be true.
All of which leads to one question: How would you survive?
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Whatever happens, one thing's for sure: I bet you're the best watcher in the unit. As long as you've got your specs on.
Next up we're rounding out 2022 with a few films we missed along the way.
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