Tom Hanks

Inferno Review

The bland Inferno is a waste of time that goes to extreme lengths to keep its secrets hidden.

Sully Review

Clint Eastwood treats "The Miracle on the Hudson" with the same fly-by-night attitude he does with everything else, but Hanks really saves the day in Sully.

Bridge of Spies Blu-ray Review

Spielberg remains essential to the tapestry of American film, but is the new Bridge of Spies Blu-ray essential to your collection?

Bridge of Spies Review

Should we hold Spielberg to a higher standard just because he's Spielberg? Jason Gorber's review of Bridge of Spies examine this and other questions.

Blu-Ray Round-Up: 2/10/14

We FINALLY start digging ourselves out of the backlog of DVDs and Blu-Rays we received over the past month with the first of two special home entertainment columns this week. Today we look at the hilarious Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, the intense Captain Phillips, the Adam Scott comedy A.C.O.D., Kuosawa's classic Throne of Blood on Criterion, and Dylan McDermott trapped in a Freezer.

Saving Mr. Banks Review

It never takes a look at the making of Mary Poppins in any ways that could be seen as eye-opening or controversial, but Disney's Saving Mr. Banks is still a decent enough crowd pleaser with some good performances.

Captain Phillips Review

Paul Greengrass’ based on a true story piracy drama Captain Phillips plays out like a riveting series of procedures and planning that gives way to negotiation and bargaining and then finally to pleading and panic. It's incredibly nuanced and emotional, anchored by one of Tom Hanks' best performances.

The New Old: Robbin’ and Stealin’

This week's archival home entertainment column looks back at Michael Cimino's infamous box office flop Heaven's Gate, the strangely forgotten about Steven Spielberg hit Catch Me If You Can, and the classic noir The Postman Always Rings Twice.

Cloud Atlas Review

It's admirable that a film as ambitious as Cloud Atlas can get made at all, but sadly, ambition is all this messy adaptation really has going in its favour.

TIFF 2012 Reviews: Part 7

A new week begins and we're still covering the films of TIFF 2012! Today: Cloud Atlas, Quartet, The Impossible, Spring Breakers, Everyday, Writers, In the House, and iLL Manors

Hot Docs 2012 Reviews: Part 3

Hot Docs 2012 Preview Day 3 and the hits just keep on coming with looks at China Heavyweight, In the Year of Hip Hop, Brooklyn Castle, The Frog Princes, Finding North, Radioman, Low and Clear, and The Betrayal.

This Week in DVD: 3/25/12

Your course schedule for This Week in DVD: Psychology (A Dangerous Method), philosophy (Confuscius), physical education (Monster Brawl), American Studies (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close), film studies (Corman's World), and detention (Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked).