'Captain Phillips' Review: Threading The Needle

September 06, 2013 - The Huffington Post

There was little doubt that Tom Hanks was capable of giving a riveting performance in the lead role as Captain Richard Phillips, the man who was infamously kidnapped by the aforementioned Somali pirates in 2009 -- note: I had all memories of Larry Crowne surgically removed from my brain -- but...

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Captain Phillips – Two Men in One Ocean

September 06, 2013 - Awards Daily

In 2009, a cargo ship commanded by Captain Richard Phillips through the international seas around Somalia was hijacked by a swarm of Somali pirates. Quick maneuvering by Captain Phillips (an exceptional Tom Hanks) manages to send one of those small boats fleeing back to Somalia. But the other...

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A newcomer nearly steals 'Captain Phillips' from Best Actor slam dunk Tom Hanks

September 06, 2013 - HitFix

Paul Greengrass' "Captain Phillips" is plainly one of the best films of the year. It's the best work the director has offered to date and it features a detailed, ultimately emotional performance from Tom Hanks that is sure to draw kudos. But the big surprise is that Hanks might...

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Film Review: ‘Captain Phillips’

September 06, 2013 - Variety

Four years after it made headlines, the harrowing ordeal of commercial shipping captain Richard Phillips gets the bigscreen treatment care of verite specialist Paul Greengrass in “Captain Phillips.” The result is a kinetic docudrama that always impresses without ever connecting...

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Tom Hanks' Riveting Performance Makes 'Captain Phillips' One Of Year's Best So Far

September 06, 2013 - The Huffington Post

Tom Hanks has the scene in "Captain Phillips," a moment that will play during the Academy Awards when Jennifer Lawrence announces Hanks as a Best Actor nominee on March 2, 2014. That Hanks, a two-time Best Actor winner and five-time nominee, is at his very best before the key sequence...

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With 'Captain Phillips,' Tom Hanks Is Back In The Oscar Hunt (Analysis)

September 06, 2013 - Hollywood Reporter

The actor could earn his first Academy Award nomination in 13 years for his portrayal of the captain of a hijacked U.S. cargo ship in the drama, which will open the New York Film Festival. Paul Greengrass has made a heart-pounding thriller that recreates a recent real-world terrorist...

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I Am TOM. I Like to TYPE. Hear That?

August 03, 2013 - New York Times

Because Mike McAlary started reporting on cops for the New York tabloids in 1985, Nora Ephron’s play “Lucky Guy,” which recently completed its run, featured word processors on the newsroom desks rather than typewriters. Too bad. We in the ensemble would have loved to pound on...

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Backstage at ‘Lucky Guy,’ a Character Watches Tom Hanks Keep the Cast Loose

July 02, 2013 - The New York Times

Backstage at the Broadhurst Theater, the voice of Jane Grey came out of the intercom at precisely 7:30 Monday evening with the same call she has made eight times a week since the beginning of March. “Half-hour,” said Ms. Grey, the production stage manager of the play “Lucky...

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Tom Hanks Tells Me What People Do To Him On The Subway

May 08, 2013 - Village Voice

The Broadway season was full of gender benders, half-naked hunks, one-person shtickfests, and tap-dancing children. Oh, and disgruntled superstars. When the Tony nominations were announced last week, a bunch of big names must have been terribly disturbed to find that the choosers didn't...

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Tom Hanks on Nora Ephron and His First Tony Nod

April 30, 2013 - The Wall Street Journal

Speakeasy chatted with actor Tom Hanks shortly after he received a Tony nomination this morning for his turn as newspaper columnist Mike McAlary in Nora Ephron’s final play, “Lucky Guy.” “Well here’s Barbara from that muckraking Wall Street Journal,” Hanks...

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