actor: Tom Hanks

Toy Story 4

June 21, 2019

Dove Approved for All Ages

The Synopsis: When a new toy called "Forky" joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy. The Review: Time has paved many roads along the face of Toy Story as a franchise; a winding road, a face becoming startlingly older. [...]

The Post

January 12, 2018
Consider the ghosts of Steven Spielberg's past and future: formally an action-adventure director, his films move breathlessly and with the enticement of a comic book, his new season as a director features more restraint. He takes historical subjects (time periods from the Civil War, the Cold War, [...]

The Circle (2017)

April 28, 2017
"The Circle" is an engaging and thought-provoking film, enhanced by wonderful performances. It stars Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, and Bill Paxton in, sadly, his last film before he passed away. He plays a girl's father who is battling muscular dystrophy. Mae Holland (Watson) lands a solid [...]

Inferno (2016)

October 28, 2016
"Inferno" is a fast-paced suspense drama featuring a man named Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) with amnesia who teams with emergency room physician Dr. Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones) in trying to figure out why they are being pursued and shot at. What is learned, as Langdon's memory slowly returns, and [...]

Sully

September 9, 2016
"Sully" is a dramatic account of the landing of Flight 1549 into the Hudson River in New York City, piloted by the seasoned airline captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger. Tom Hanks is terrific as Sully, the man many people, including passengers on the flight, called a "hero." However, tension mounts [...]

Bridge of Spies

October 16, 2015
"Bridge of Spies" is quite a film. It features a top-notch performance from Tom Hanks as attorney James B. Donovan, who is assigned to defend Russian spy Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance). This movie is based on true events. Donovan is determined to give Abel a fair defense and, despite his unpopularity [...]

Saving Mr. Banks

December 20, 2013
Tom Hanks loses himself in the role of Walt Disney and Emma Thompson is equally superb as P.L. (Pam) Travers. The settings and clothes take you back to the sixties when Walt was determined to get the book rights from Travers to make "Mary Poppins". To say Travers is difficult to work with is like [...]

Captain Phillips

October 11, 2013
This movie features a riveting story and a powerful performance by Tom Hanks as Captain Richard Phillips. The film is based on the true story which took place in 2009 when pirates boarded the Maersk Alabama commanded by Phillips. The ensuing story reveals Captain Phillips' apparent cooperation with [...]

Cloud Atlas

October 26, 2012
"Cloud Atlas" is a collection of six stories taking place in various centuries, past, present and future. The proposition is that we are all connected in some way by six degrees of separation – a theme the movie failed to execute well. Adapted from a novel by David Mitchell, this two hour and [...]

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

January 20, 2012
What a powerful movie which moves the emotions and touches the senses in a way few films do. This is a movie which most people will relate to, to some degree, and in one way or another. It is regrettable that two crudities and strong utterances of language prevent us from awarding the movie our [...]

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