actor: Tom Hanks

News of the World

In the years following the Civil War, Captain Kidd must work hard to rebuild a life similar to the one he once had. Before the war, he was a printer, but now he travels from town to town reading the news to “anyone with 10 cents” and a desire to listen. On one of his journeys, Kidd stumbles [...]

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Dove Approved for All Ages

The Synopsis: Based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. The Review: Won’t You Be My Neighbor? was released in June of last year, and is a wonderful documentary which scored high with film critics and reviewers everywhere. The critically [...]

Toy Story 4

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. But in [...]

The Post

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)

"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)

"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" 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

"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

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

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 [...]