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Monday, Dec. 30, 2013

Looking Back on the Great and the Good

 I don’t call my picks of the year the “best,” but I do play favorites. To any critic compiling a “best-of” list, I demand: define “best.” Most can’t define anything at all, including their criteria for choosing the year’s top movies. I don’t pretend to know what’s best but I can measure the ability of films
11.03.2013 | | Posted at 03:19 PM

Some thoughts on an Oscar contender

By David Luhrssen
  It’s easy to forget that the guy under the graying beard in Captain Phillips is Tom Hanks. Drained of his everyman smirk, that ironic shrug suggesting that he’s having a good time being a Hollywood star, Hanks disappears entirely into his role as real-life skipper Richard Phillips. It may be the best performance of his career. Before flying to Oman to take comman...
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013

Captain Phillips, Tom Hanks, Paul Greengrass, Lisa Miller, Machete Kills, Robert Rodriguez, Machete, Danny Trejo, Charlie Sheen, Carlos Estevez, Demian Bichir, Amber Heard, Vanessa Hudgens, SofíaVergara

 Captain Phillips is based on the true story of an American captain whose freighter is hijacked by Somali pirates. It’s 2009 when Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks) is at the helm of an enormous container ship headed for Kenya. He spots a pair of fast-moving skiffs off the coast of Somalia