Tom Hanks wants to direct again

December 04, 2013 - ContactMusic

Tom Hanks has thought about directing a third film. The Oscar-winning actor has previously directed two movies - 1996's 'That Thing You Do!' and 2011's 'Larry Crowne' - and he admits he would love to get behind the camera to helm another feature film, but doesn't...

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Tom Hanks Retraces A Life In Pictures, Talks Pitfalls Of Comedy & Freedom From Self-Consciousness

October 20, 2013 - Deadline

Tom Hanks was in London on Saturday to spend an evening with BAFTA. The British Academy’s Life In Pictures series is a walk through an actor or director’s career – Hanks’ this evening lasted two hours, which, considering his resumé, wasn’t nearly enough time...

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Career best for Hanks

October 19, 2013 - Hucknall Dispatch

Tom Hanks gives a career-best performance in this intense drama, fraught with tension from the outset. This latest film from Paul Greengrass’ (Bourne Supremacy, Bourne Ultimatum), takes its name from lead protagonist, Captain Phillips, and charts the 2009 Somalian hijacking of US cargo...

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Movie Review - Captain Phillips

October 18, 2013 - NoHoArtsDistrict

Paul Greengrass’ Captain Phillips is a riveting, suspenseful thriller, especially in light of how well-publicized the real-life events portrayed in the film and the eventual outcome are to the general public. Tom Hanks does his best work in years as Captain Richard Phillips, skipper of...

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Film of the week: Captain Phillips (12A) ****

October 18, 2013 - Portsmouth News

Tom Hanks charts a steady course towards a deserved sixth Oscar nomination for his tour-de-force portrayal of an unlikely hero in Paul Greengrass’s nerve-racking thriller. Based on the book A Captain’s Duty by Richard Phillips and Stephan Talty, this expertly-crafted picture...

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Tom Hanks reveals the secret of his billion-dollar box-office success

October 18, 2013 - Irish Times

You can hear Tom Hanks jollying – and that is the right word – down the hallway for a good long while before he veers into view. Cheery attendants trail his wake as he sweeps into the room where I’m waiting. “Well, gee, could it be more gloomy in here?” he says...

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Movie's simplicity enables the tension and terror

October 16, 2013 - Peninsula Clarion

Tom Hanks will go down in history as one of the greatest actors of all time. I know, I know, I’m going out on a limb here. I mean, it’s not like the guy’s particularly popular or anything. But what makes Hanks such a great actor is not simply that people like him and his movies...

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Captain Phillips: Rough Waters Ahead

October 11, 2013 - TVWithoutPity

Though it barely made a ripple when it was released in theaters earlier this year, the Danish-made A Hijacking remains one of 2013's best movies, a white-knuckle depiction of modern-day piracy that plays out largely at the negotiating table rather than on the seized ship. It's no big...

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London Film Festival 2013: Captain Phillips - Review

October 09, 2013 - The Upcoming

Director Paul Greengrass has form when it comes to helming adaptations of traumatic world events; having cut his teeth on Bloody Sunday and United 93, his current offering, Captain Phillips, is his most assured yet and the best film of 2013 by a country mile, nautical mile or any other variety...

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The Year’s Most Intense Movie Is Also One Of The Year’s Best

October 09, 2013 - Badass Digest

Paul Greengrass has staked out a very specific place in the cinema world. His best films - and almost all of his films are his best films - are about people pushed into impossible situations, places where survival and politics and basic humanity all collide. His films take place in the real...

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