Tom Hanks

The Post

Meryl Streep stars as real-life publisher Kay Graham, who “inherits” the reins of the Washington Post after the death of her husband. Regarded by the boys’ club of men who make up the paper’s Board of Directors as something of a joke, Kay soon finds herself smack dab in one of the most shocking and …

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Inferno (2016)

Exhausting and not especially engaging, Inferno is yet another installment in the series of big-screen adaptations of the novels by Dan Brown. This time around, Langdon teams with a young doctor named Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones) to prevent a deadly virus from being released on humanity. The pathogen is the work of a recently deceased …

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Sully

Imagine being judged on 208 seconds of your life. This is what happens when Captain “Sully” Sullenberger (Tom Hanks), a mild-mannered, cool-as-a-cucumber commercial airline pilot, managed to avert a spectacular disaster with some even more spectacular fast thinking. The image of US Airways Flight 1549 sitting splayed, yet intact, on the chilly January-cold Hudson River …

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Bridge of Spies

That is not to say that Spielberg doesn’t know how to make an entertaining historical film. Bridge of Spies, after an exceptionally sluggish first half hour or so, is indeed entertaining. Set in the Cold War, the always-appealing Every Man Tom Hanks plays James Donovan, an insurance attorney that ends up defending the most hated …

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Catch Me if You Can

Catch Me tells the so-unbelievable-it-can-only-be-true story of Frank Abagnale, Jr. (the eternally youthful Leonardo Dicaprio) a con man of the highest caliber, who happened to pull his greatest scams when he was a mere teen in the 1960s. Between the ages 16 and 19, smooth-talking Frank impersonated an Pan Am airline pilot, a doctor, and …

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Big

Big is an iconic movie for anyone who grew up in the 80s. You can’t eat a piece of baby corn without imagining Tom Hanks nibbling it daintily like a miniature corn on the cob. You can’t eat a gross hors d’oeuvre without imagining him subtly gag-spitting caviar out of his mouth. You can’t pass …

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Saving Mr. Banks

Emma Thompson, turning in what is easily one of her richest and most complex performances, stars as P.L. Travers, the seriously sour, exceedingly stubborn and altogether unpleasant British author who, for more than two decades, refused to sign over the rights to her book, Mary Poppins, to Walt Disney (Tom Hanks). When Disney throws one …

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