Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Steven Spielberg Stars: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Bob Odenkirk, Sarah Paulson, Bruce Greenwood, Bradley Whitford, Tracy Letts, Matthew Rhys, Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, Jesse Plemons, David Cross, Zach Woods, Pat Healy, Michael Stuhlbarg, Justin Swain. Steven Spielberg’s latest serious drama looks at true story behind the Washington Post’s publication of the Pentagon Papers, the leaked documents that showed the full extent of America’s involvement in the Vietnam War over four decades and revealed how Continue reading


Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ron Howard Stars: Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Ben Foster, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Omar Sy, Irrfan Khan, Xavier Laurent, Ana Ulara, Ida Darvish. Inferno is the third film adapted from the series of novels written by Dan Brown featuring the religious symbologist Robert Langdon (played by Tom Hanks). A symbologist is the type of arcane profession that only exists within the cloistered world of academia or the pages of thriller novels. Although the second novel in the series, it was the bestselling The Da Vinci Code, which has sold Continue reading


Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Clint Eastwood Stars: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney, Mike O'Malley, Jamey Sheridan, Anna Gunn, Chrise Bauer, Michael Rapaport. On January 15, 2009, US Airways Flight 1549 took off from New York's Laguardia Airport. A few minutes after takeoff the plane was struck by a flock of geese, which disabled both engines. Veteran pilot Chesley Sullenberger (played here by Tom Hanks) was forced to make an emergency landing, bringing the plane, carrying 155 passengers and crew, to rest in the middle of the Hudson River. Despite the Continue reading


Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tom Tykwer Stars: Tom Hanks, Alexander Black, Sarita Choubury, Ben Whishaw, Tom Skerritt, Sidse Basbbett Knudsen. A Hologram For The King is one of Tom Hanks' less commercial films. The film is based on the novel written by Dave Eggers, and Hanks was a big fan of the book which explains his involvement in this endeavour, which is somewhat unusual territory for the actor. A Hologram For The King is essentially another fish out of water tale exploring themes of the clash of cultures. Hanks plays Alan Clay, a failed businessman who Continue reading


by GREG KING The Melbourne International Film Festival screens from July 28 through until August 14. There are some 300 features and documentaries screening, both local and international productions. The opening night film is The Death And Life Of Otto Bloom, starring Xavier Samuel, and the closing night film is David Mackenzie's contemporary western Hell Or High Water, starring Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine and Ben Foster. Throughout the festival we will keep you up to date with reviews and interviews. ALL REVIEWS BY GREG KING LAST UPDATED AUGUST 6, 2016 KILLING Continue reading