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The Best TV Shows And Movies Coming To HBO Max In December 2022 – Watch Free Movies Online Without Registration

In our sad world of endless IP rehashing, I end up approaching A LOT of movies with a heavy dose of skepticism, which ends up being justified a lot of the time. So many movies get made just to make a brand relevant again rather than any true artistic impulse. Sometimes, though, there’s a diamond in the rough, and a movie comes along that I couldn’t have less interest in surprising me in such a delightful way. Sometimes they even come from filmmakers I am typically not a fan of. Guy Ritchie’s 2015 adaptation of the 1960s espionage television series “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” is one of those diamonds.

This version of CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) teaming up with KGB operative Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) is some of the most stylish, sexy, and charming films to come out of Hollywood in a long time. Partly why it is so successful is that they didn’t try to take this inherently ’60s show out of the ’60s, indulging in all of the glamor of the period. The two leads along with Alicia Vikander, Hugh Grant, and the incomparable Elizabeth Debicki all know exactly the right tone for this light-as-a-feather corker, and Ritchie scales back his in-your-face style to something far more appropriate for the period without losing his inventiveness in editing and pacing.

“The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” tanked at the box office, making just $107 million on a $75 million budget, and I am still mad at all of you for skipping out on it. However, you can now make it up to me by checking it out this December.


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