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Tom Hanks deals with the aftermath of heroism in Sully.

Water Landing

Tom Hanks soars above the stale drama of Sully.
Steve Steward
Named for US Airways pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, Clint Eastwood’s film tells the real-life story of how, in January 2009, Sullenberger and co-pilot Jeff Skiles successfully executed the water landing of Flight 154...


Tom Hanks dresses for business and not the weather in "A Hologram for the King."

Mirage

A Hologram for the King is a tourism ad for a repressive dictatorship.
Kristian Lin
An inoffensive movie unless you think about it, A Hologram for the King begins with Alan Clay (Tom Hanks) on a flight to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. A former Schwinn bicycle executive who lost most of his money to the 2008 recession ...



Tom Hanks stars as Walt Disney in "Saving Mr. Banks".

Making Mary

Saving Mr. Banks does a Mickey Mouse job with Disney’s history.
KRISTIAN LIN
Saving Mr. Banks is a lie. I don’t mean in the film-school sense that all movies (even documentaries) are fictions constructed by an author. No, this bland period drama is an aggressive attempt by the Disney Corporation to wh...


Tom Hanks tries to keep his cool during a hijacking at sea in Captain Phillips.

Hostage at Sea

Tom Hanks is an island of humanity in the impersonal Captain Phillips.
KRISTIAN LIN
Most Americans, if they know Somalia at all, know it as one of the world’s really bad places to be. The recent terrorist attack on a Kenyan mall by Somalis underscores the importance of attaining a better knowledge of this pa...



James D’Arcy and Ben Whishaw amid a shower of crockery in Cloud Atlas.

Cloud Atlas: Only Connect

Six stories, three directors, and a hell of a lot of other stuff is in here.
KRISTIAN LIN
Call a novel “unfilmable,” and you’re only waving a red flag in the face of certain filmmakers. David Mitchell’s novel Cloud Atlas has been called that for good reason — it’s an exercise in literary derring-do, cont...