End of the Affair, The

Rated 4.0 Neil Jordan’s film version of the Graham Greene novel is a moody and complex love story with a weird distribution of sympathies and a decidedly unusual outcome. In the London of World War II, a dour, worldly novelist (Ralph Fiennes) falls in love with the wife (Sarah Miles) of a bland government official (Stephen Rea). Fiennes is excellent as one of Greene’s spectacularly contradictory characters; Moore is excellent as well, while Rea ensures that the husband comes across as a haunted and vaguely masochistic cipher.