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Tom Hanks

The Post (2017)

In 2016, Liz Hannah's debut screenplay was ranked second on the Black List, an annual survey of most-liked films not yet produced that included Academy Award nominees Roman J. Israel, Esq. and I, Tonya. Its high ranking attracted the…

Classic Cracker: Splash (1984)

An enjoyably simple '80s comedy, Splash is a (literal) fish-out-of-water tale that stars Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, John Candy, and Eugene Levy. Directed by Ron Howard, this is fairly safe family fun, with careful hair placement and camera…

Sully (2016)

There's no question the miraculous water landing of US Airways flight 1549 is bursting with cinematic potential. On 15th January, 2009, a passenger jet piloted by Captain Chesley Sullenberger was struck by a flock of birds shortly after…

Sully (2016)

"155" Typically Clint is doing good, straightforward, old fashioned filmmaking in his new movie Sully, whose title itself signals the mood: simplicity. The subject is an old fashioned hero, the pilot, Chesley Sullenberger, nickname…

Bridge of Spies (2015)

Steven Spielberg, a man who has without doubt locked down his spot on the list of all-time great American storytellers, has tantalised with a few false dawns over recent years. Having arguably not made a great film since 2002’s Minority…

Parkland (2013)

There's no doubt the assassination of then-President John F.Kennedy was a huge event in the American cultural, social and political spectrum. That being said, the question must be asked of whether there's anything more to learn or gain at…

Captain Phillips (2013)

Tom Hanks stars as Captain Richard Phillips in this dramatisation of a very recent event that many will have caught on the news a few years ago. Pirates boarded a ship, were kept away from anything of real importance by the crew, and…