A MAN CALLED OTTO

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Marc Forster Stars: Tom Hanks, Mariana Treviño, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Truman Hanks, Rachel Keller, Cameron Britton, Juanita Jennings, Mack Bayda, Alessandra Perez, Christina Montoya, Mike Birbiglia, Peter Lawson Jones.  Forrest Grump?  Hollywood has a habit of remaking popular European films, rather than merely releasing the subtitled original and thus broadening the audiences’ horizons and cultural experience. The latest film to undergo the bland Hollywood treatment is the 2015 Swedish comedy/drama A Man Called Ove, which Continue reading

ELVIS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Baz Luhrmann Stars: Austin Butler, Tom Hanks, Olivia De Jonge, David Wenham, Richard Roxburgh, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Helen Thompson, Chaydon Jay, Alton Mason, Kelvin Harrison jr, Luke Bracey, Dacre Montgomery, Leon Ford, Gary Clark jr, Xavier Samuel, Nicholas Bell, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Mark Leonard Winter Elvis Presley is one of the most successful recording artists of the twentieth century, having sold over 300 million records in his career. He also changed the face of music, and this biopic pays homage to his Continue reading

THE POST

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

INFERNO

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

SULLY

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