Story of a complex character breaks its own code.
Hays era-Hollywood often used code, treating audiences like co-conspirators who knew what was going on, even when they didn’t. The way certain characters held their cigarettes; The occasional lisper; A fey lick on the soundtrack’s piano; A...
A thrilling game of corporate cat-and-mouse.
Most thrillers make do with the looming threat of discovery or the loss of life; the threat is extreme, but also often comfortably generic. In Morten Tyldum’s scabrously entertaining Norwegian feature the dangers are designed to speak to the...