Topic archives: Tom Hanks

Captain Phillips movie review: bus stops, billboards and HMS Hanks

Captain Phillips movie review: bus stops, billboards and HMS Hanks

October 29, 2013 5

Paul Greengrass' breathlessly intense drama Captain Phillips is being marketed as a Tom Hanks movie. What impact does that have on the film's quasi-documentary grasp of realism?

Angels & Demons film review: Robert Langdon returns in pseudo intellectual join-the-dots blockbuster #2

Angels & Demons film review: Robert Langdon returns in pseudo intellectual join-the-dots blockbuster #2

May 15, 2009 4

Another Robert Langdon movie, another bad hair day for Tom Hanks and another round of pseudo intellectual beat-the-clock brain mulching from director Ron Howard, whose adaptations of Dan Brown’s books are beginning to feel a lot like National Treasure Goes to the Vatican. In Angels and Demons, a sequel to The Da Vinci Code, Langdon […]