This movie's so good that writing this review doesn't interest me all that much. There's nothing I can add to what Captain Phillips already successfully says. Tom Hanks comes out of moribundity to give us one of the strongest performances of his career. He is refreshingly uncuddly as the titular captain, a smart, professional, but notably ordinary man who, when… read more!
Movies Directed by Paul Greengrass (in alphabetical order)
After just over a year of pandemic-related closure, cinemas in Los Angeles County finally reopened in March 2021, and News of the World marked my official return to moviegoing (notwithstanding last October's Tenet outing). Why this film, out of all the others? Mainly because it was playing at a convenient place and time, but also because I figured a sweeping… read more!
There are undoubtedly those who will dismiss this film as patriotic malarkey due to its subject matter: the passengers on the fourth hijacked airliner on September 11, 2001, who rose up against their captors before the plane could be crashed into whatever unknown target it was aiming for. This attitude reflects America's divisiveness over the government's response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks,… read more!