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A Movie Ranking: Tom Hanks: Updated

A little over a month ago my A Movie Ranking post that I shared focused on Tom Hanks. Well, since then, I have seen two new films of his, so I figured I had an obligation to update this list. Enjoy!

12. The Post

Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep in The Post (2017)

Nominated for two Oscars, one including Best Picture of the Year, my family and I watched The Post and I was not impressed. It was super boring, I barely remember anything about the film other than being bored to tears for nearly two hours. Continue reading A Movie Ranking: Tom Hanks: Updated

A Movie Ranking: Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks is one of the most prolific actors in Hollywood. Recently he was awarded the Cecil B. Demille Award at the Golden Globes and as they played the long montage of movies that have made them the well-known actor that we know today I realized, dang, I’ve seen a bunch of Tom Hank movies. So, for this week’s A Movie Ranking, I’m featuring Tom Hanks. Enjoy!

10. The Post

Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep in The Post (2017)

Nominated for two Oscars, one including Best Picture of the Year, my family and I watched The Post and I was not impressed. It was super boring, I barely remember anything about the film other than being bored to tears for nearly two hours. Continue reading A Movie Ranking: Tom Hanks

‘Bridge of Spies’ Is a Riveting Political Thriller

A couple of years ago Bridge of Spies burst into theaters, accumulating immense praise from critics and gaining six Oscar nominations. I wasn’t super excited about seeing it but while rummaging through movies I ran into it and decided to watch it. I wasn’t expecting to enjoy it as much as I did but I have to say, it was a great movie.

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Bridge of Spies follows the true story of an acclaimed insurance lawyer named James B. Donovan who is hired to defend a Soviet Spy named Rudolph Abel. If he takes the case it could very well ruin his reputation for life but he feels it’s his duty to provide Mr. Abel. a fair trial and so he takes the case.

What seems like a simple case turns into something much larger in the tense throes of the Cold War as James B. Donovan finds himself assigned a mission to him by the CIA that could alter the course of history, for better or worse.

I’m not a big fan of slow movies with little music and lots of dialogue but this movie gripped me from the beginning and didn’t let go.

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