The passion of the lonely, quiet and bitter midget Finbar McBride (Peter Dinklake) is train. Fin inherits some lands with an old depot in the middle of nowhere in Newfoundland, New Jersey, when his partner also fanatic for trains and unique friend Henry Styles (Paul Benjamin) dies. He moves to the train station, where his neighbor is the talkative Cuban Joe Oramas (Bobby Cannavale), who is working in the hot-dog trailer of his sick father. He also meets Olivia Harris (Patricia Clarkson), a clumsy divorced woman who grieves the death of her beloved son Sam. After some days, the weird trio becomes friends."The Station Agent" is an original and nice tale of friendship, where three lonely and very different persons become friends and help to heal the wounds of the others. This low budget movie has a feel-good story without clichés, a great screenplay, it is very well directed and is mainly supported by Peter Dinklake, Bobby Cannavale and Patricia Clarkson. I particularly am very impressed with the quality of the last movies of this excellent actress, who is looking like wine and becoming better and better as years go by. Although I liked this movie a lot, in my opinion the position in IMDb among the top 250 (presently it is #233 ) is overrated. My vote is seven.Title (Brazil): "O Agente da Estação" ("The Station Agent")
Fin McBride (Peter Dinklage) works in a Hoboken hobby train shop with his friend Henry. When Henry dies suddenly, the shop is sold and Henry leaves him an abandoned train station in rural New Jersey. He moves into the station to be alone. He is reluctantly pulled into the lives of talkative Joe Oramas (Bobby Cannavale) who is working his father's food truck and Olivia Harris (Patricia Clarkson) who almost runs him over, twice. She is separated from her husband and still struggling with her son's death from two years ago. He is also befriended by young black girl Cleo and librarian Emily (Michelle Williams).It is a nice easy indie of these disparate characters coming together. It's probably the first staring role I saw with Dinklage. It's a quiet performance. Cannavale is his opposite. Clarkson is a little goofy at first but turns into a very compelling character. Williams is the young ingénue. The plot needs a more interesting narrative. There are no real stakes other than personal growth. I like these characters but there is no intensity.
In a plot to lure and capture a dangerous terrorist, a CIA agent crafts a fake terrorist organization, as he collaborates with a master strategist, all while keeping his actions hidden from the head of Jordanian intelligence. The action-thriller is based on author David Ignatius's novel of the same name.
- Director: Lewis Gilbert- Stacker score: 71- Metascore: 66- IMDb user rating: 6.3- Runtime: 126 minThe 11th "James Bond" installment sends 007 into space, as he investigates the seizing of an American space shuttle. This leads him and his beautiful CIA agent accomplice to the shuttle's owner, a mysterious man with a villainous plan for the world at large. The studio originally intended to film an adaptation of Ian Fleming's Bond novel "For Your Eyes Only" next, but ended up choosing "Moonraker" due to the success of "Star Wars."
The MI6's most elite spy travels to Berlin, mere days before the fall of the Berlin Wall, to investigate the murder of one of her own and retrieve an important dossier, all while taking down a ring of ruthless double agents. Starring Charlize Theron as the seductive and deadly Lorraine Broughton, the actress performed all of her own brutal stunts which required two months of five-hour-a-day training.
A recently demoted British spy, played by Michael Caine, accidentally uncovers a plot by a KGB agent to build and detonate a bomb in England and blame it on Americans. Now, he requires the help of superiors he is still at odds with in order to stop the plot. The film is based on the Frederick Forsyth novel of the same name, and was praised by Roger Ebert as being "first-rate."
A retired CIA agent returns to the fold after an attempt on his life by a group of hit men, reassembling his old team and uncovering a massive, life-threatening conspiracy. The film is loosely based on the comic book series of the same name, and received a nomination for Best Musical or Comedy Film at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
A sequel to the film "The Hunt for Red October," Harrison Ford takes over for Alec Baldwin as CIA agent Jack Ryan, whose interference with an IRA assassination causes him and his family to be targeted by one of the terrorists who committed the attack. Both films are adaptations of the popular Tom Clancy novels.
An adaptation of the eponymous Tom Clancy novel, Sean Connery stars as Marko Ramius, the captain of a Soviet submarine named "Red October" who abandons his directive and heads to America, where CIA agent Jack Ryan fears Raimus may have something underhanded planned for the country. The film was the first in a series starring Clancy's Jack Ryan character.
From sci-fi director J.J. Abrams, the third "Mission Impossible" installment follows agent Ethan Hunt, who has retired from active duty, until a ruthless arms dealer emerges as a major threat and he must protect his girlfriend, Julia. At the time, the film was the most well-received of the "Mission Impossible" movies, and was the feature directorial debut for Abrams.
A computer hacker and his ragtag team of security specialists are blackmailed by two NSA agents into stealing a newly invented code-breaking device. The device's highly effective capacities lead them to discover that the intelligence agents who approached them aren't all that they seem, and the team must save both the world and themselves. The film features an ensemble cast including Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Sidney Poitier, River Phoenix, and Ben Kingsley.
In this Israeli drama film, a Mossad agent is tasked with tracking down and killing an elderly ex-Nazi officer who might still be alive, and befriends the man's grandson under the guise of a tourist. As they set out on a tour of Israel, the agent's values are challenged by his new friend. Critic Dana Stevens of The New York Times writes that "this movie's quiet intelligence sneaks up on you, marking the director as a talent to watch."
A South Korean NSA agent must pose as a businessman in order to infiltrate a nuclear facility in North Korea, in order to obtain information about North Korea's nuclear program. The movie is based loosely on the real-life story of double agent Park Chae-seo, who met then-North Korean leader Kim Jong-il.
The sequel to "Patriot Games," this installment in the Jack Ryan saga sees the famous CIA agent become acting deputy director after his admiral is diagnosed with cancer. Jack is soon wrapped up in the case of a businessman murdered on a yacht who has links to drug dealers. It was the last Jack Ryan film to feature Harrison Ford in the role as Ryan.
When low level FBI surveillance expert Eric O'Neil is promoted to work with the renowned senior agent Robert Hanssen, he is under the impression that it's an investigation into Hanssen's sexual habits. But really, he's being tasked with finding proof that Hanssen is a traitor and double agent for Russia. The film is based on the real-life story of Hanssen, who was convicted of spying on the United States for the Soviet Union and Russia for over 20 years.
In this comedy spy film starring Melissa McCarthy and Rose Byrne, a desk-working CIA analyst named Susan plays second fiddle to a real agent. But when her agent ends up assassinated, Susan finesses her way into an undercover job to capture his killer and enact revenge. The film was nominated for both Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy and Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy for Melissa McCarthy at the Golden Globes.
Set in the 1920s during the Korean independence movement, Korean resistance fighters attempt to smuggle explosives from Shanghai in order to destroy important Japanese-controlled facilities in Seoul. All the while, agents of Japan try to stop them. Though it was submitted as the South Korean entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards, it did not secure a nomination. It did, however, win the Action Features category Best Picture award at the 2016 Fantastic Fest.
While living in India, Jason Bourne is framed by a Russian agent for theft of millions from the CIA. The agent begins his pursuit of Bourne with the intent to kill him, but murders his girlfriend by accident in the process. Bourne must now prove his innocence and get revenge. Time Out praised the sequel to "The Bourne Identity" in its review as being "a relentlessly paced, non-stop chase movie that culminates in a breathless foot and car pursuit across a frozen Moscow."
In the first film which launched the James Bond franchise, dashing MI6 agent 007 must battle a mysterious scientist named Dr. No, traveling to his lair in Jamaica to stop him from his plans to destroy the United States space program. Among the litany of influences the film has had on spy films and pop culture to this day, it spawned "Global James Bond Day" 50 years after the film's release.
In the year 2029, a cyborg federal agent in Japan is tasked with hunting down a man known as "The Puppet Master," who illegally hacks into the minds of cyborg humans. But the agent finds herself questioning her own half-human identity in the process. It is considered by some to be the greatest anime film of all time.
The 23rd James Bond installment sees undercover agents exposed around the world as MI6 is compromised, after 007's latest assignment goes horribly awry. With the agency now relocated, Bond and Eve Moneypenny follow the trail to a mysterious man named Silva, who has a score to settle with M. The film received widespread critical acclaim, and critic Tom Charity wrote that the film "reinvigorated" the franchise in his review. 2b1af7f3a8