Tag Archives: Tom Hanks

Film Review: The Post (USA, 2017) is a thrilling look at a significant point in history

These days the words, “The Post” are more likely to get you thinking about a blog then a newspaper. In fact, Steven Spielberg’s latest film, The Post is all about history and a bygone era in print journalism. It’s a historic thriller and bio-pic that looks at how The Washington Post handled the decision to cover the Pentagon Papers. The result is a tense and mostly rewarding story that seems more relevant than ever in this era of President Trump and the proliferation of online fake news.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Inferno (M15+) (USA, 2016) entertains with a healthy dose of schlocky fun

I remember when I first heard of The Da Vinci Code novel by Dan Brown, I couldn’t really understand the hype of it all and how it became a best-seller. The story felt like it was a more mature version of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, since they both involve going on a quest to obtain the Holy Grail. And as for the movie, I thought it was a ridiculous, dull and overly serious bore.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Sully (M15+) (USA, 2016) is an energetic rush for its genre

Tom Hanks, what can we say about Tom Hanks? Quite frankly, it’s hard to say anything bad at all. Despite the rare lacklustre movie, this man just cannot seem to steer anything in the wrong direction. And Sully, out now in Australian cinemas, proves no different, with the venerable actor steering both a movie and its plane to a safe landing.... Continue Reading

New teaser released ahead of the full trailer for Dan Brown’s Inferno

Director Ron Howard and Tom Hanks are returning to the big screen later this year with Inferno, the third film in the Robert Langdon series that began with The Da Vinci Code and continued with Angels & Demons. Now, after already revealing the poster and first teaser trailer, Sony have announced that a full trailer will be doing the rounds tomorrow, dropping another short teaser in anticipation:... Continue Reading

Film Review: Bridge of Spies (US, 2015)

Watching Bridge of Spies, I couldn’t help picturing Steven Spielberg hopefully pressing his tuxedo. Along with Lincoln (2012), it is set in shadowy rooms with windows of blinding white light, like a Polaroid of American democracy in the process of development. Again, the themes are highly relevant today, despite taking place at the height of the Cold War.... Continue Reading

Tom Hanks reunites with Steven Spielberg for Bridge of Spies; watch the epic trailer now

The last time seasoned actor Tom Hanks teamed with seasoned Director Steven Spielberg was 2004, with romantic-comedy The Terminal, now 11 years later the dynamic Actor-Director duo have re-teamed to deliver a Cold War drama with Bridge of Spies. The forthcoming film, which also stars Amy Ryan and Mark Rylance, is about an insurance claims lawyer who must negotiate the release of a pilot, Francis Gary Powers (Austin Stowell), who has been captured by the Soviet Union. The historical thriller will be in cinemas next month, but for now you’ll have to make do with this stylish, exciting duo of trailers.... Continue Reading