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A Spy Drama, Superb and Hopeful

Movies: ‘Bridge of Spies’
Photo by Jaap Buitendijk for Dreamworks Tom Hanks as James Donovan in “Bridge of Spies”

No one makes movies like Steven Spielberg. With old-fashioned craftsmanship, Spielberg, the master storyteller, takes a true story that some of us will remember and infuses it with both earnestness and optimism. It’s the story of an early 1960s cold war spy-swap, the kind that John LeCarré would have cloaked in gloom and darkness, shifting morality and, ultimately, futile gamesmanship. 

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