Tag Archives: Tom Hanks

The Post. Film Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Meryl Steep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Poulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Matthew Rhys, Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, Jesse Plemons, David Cross, Zach Woods, John Rue, Rick Holmes, Michael Stulbarg, Philip Casnoff, Jessie Mueller, Deborah Green, David Aaron Baker, Dan Bucatinsky, Davis Costabile, Johanna Day.

Sully: The Miracle On The Hudson, Film Review. Picturehouse@F.A.C.T., Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Valerie Mahaffey, Delphi Harrington, Mike O’ Malley, James Sheridan, Anna Gunn, Holt McCallany, Ahmed Lucan, Laura Linney, Katie Couric, Jeff Kober, Blake Jones, Molly Bernard, Chris Bauer, Jane Gabbart, Ann Cusak, Molly Hagan, Purva Bedi, Max Adler, Sam Huntington, Christopher Curry, Vincent Lombardi.

Inferno, Film Review. Picturehouse@F.A.C.T., Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 5/10

Cast: Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Ben Foster, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Ana Ularu, Irrfan Khan, Omar Sy, Ida Darvish.

If there was ever an example in the world of cinema of a truly superb idea being driven down the wrong street then unfortunately Inferno would have to be one of the most disappointing examples of them all.

A Hologram For The King, Film Review. Picturehouse@F.A.C.T., Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * *

Cast: Tom Hanks, Alexander Black, Sarita Choudhury, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Tracey Fairaway, Tom Skerritt, Jane Perry, Michael Baral, Lewis Rainer, David Menkin, Christie Meyer, Megan Maczko, Ben Whishaw, Kahalid Laith.

A mid-life crisis is to be expected, perhaps in many cases looked forward to as a chance to wreck havoc on the world around you and take apart your own life one carefully stacked brick at a time.

Bridge Of Spies, Film Review. Picturehouse@F.A.C.T., Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8.5/10

Cast: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda, Scott Shepherd, Amy Ryan, Eve Hewson, Austin Stowell, Jesse Plemons, Will Rogers, Sebastian Koch, Dakin Matthews, Edward James Hyland, Mikhail Gorevoy, Joshua Harto, Domenick Lombardozzi, Victor Verhaeghe, Rebekah Brockman.

If a film can offer a lesson to be learned, if it can open a window, no matter how small, into a world where the sheer grasp of enlightenment can be gleaned and nurtured, then that film has succeeded where so many have failed.

Saving Mr. Banks, Film Review. FACT Cinema, Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Annie Buckley, Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, B.J. Novak, Bradley Whitford, Ruth Wilson, Melanie Paxson, Victoria Summer, Kathy Baker, Rachel Griffiths, Dendrie Taylor, Kimberly D’Armond.

Saving Mr. Banks is a film that exemplifies the thought that somewhere between novel and film the life of the author is lost in the complexity of producing a cinema hit. The life of the writer, whose soul is poured into the painful birth of producing something that in a lot of cases is a cathartic way of exorcising a childhood memory, is overlooked. Cinema audiences, perhaps comforted in many cases by the end result, neglect the person who gave them the character in the first place.

Captain Phillips, Film Review. FACT Cinema, Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, Faysal Ahmed, Mahat M.Ali, Michael Chernus, David Warshofsky, Corey Johnson, Chris Mulkey, Yul Vazquez, Max Martini, Omar Berdouni, Mohamed Ali, Issak Farah Samatar, Catherine Keener.

It seems that no matter what, Tom Hanks is able to draw the viewer in completely into his world, whether in the imagination of a child but in the body of a grown man, a corporate lawyer who contracts HIV in a time of misunderstanding and fear or as Captain Phillips, a veteran freight captain, he has it all.