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Otto Anderson (Tom Hanks) is a depressed widower who learns valuable life lessons in the story of A Man Called Otto.

Review: Tom Hanks stars in flat remake of Swedish film

By Matt Minton, Co Life and Culture Editor January 22, 2023
"A Man Called Otto," a remake of a Swedish film, is a nice reminder of the importance of kindness. It's a shame that it doesn't go beyond the obvious.
Starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, The Post tells the story of how The Washington Post decided to publish the the Pentagon Papers in 1971.

Review: ‘The Post’ is predictable but well-produced

By Aidan Lentz, Staff Writer January 22, 2018
If nothing else, Spielberg has made another solid film tailor-made for history classrooms all across the country.
The Circle is based off the bestselling book by Dave Eggers. It details the the inner workings of a massive tech company as it expands its power and encroaches on the private lives of its users.

Review: ‘The Circle’ falls disastrously flat

By Jake Leary, Assistant Life and Culture Editor May 2, 2017
"The Circle" is another in a long line of science fiction films that recklessly damns innovation without acknowledging the necessity of advancement.
The latest adaptation of Dan Browns series, Inferno, follows common mystery film tropes and lacks emotional substance. The film stars Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) and Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones).

Review: Tom Hanks’ ‘Inferno’ fails to spark interest in viewers

By Jake Leary, Staff Writer November 12, 2016
“Inferno” leaves one question in the viewer’s mind: Why? Why did this adventure need to happen? Why do any of these characters matter?
Review: Drama creates bridge between history and inspiration

Review: Drama creates bridge between history and inspiration

By Noah Orent, Staff Writer October 28, 2015
While it may come across as another serious historical drama at first glance, "Bridge of Spies" is both a film that waxes poetic on the ideals America was founded upon and an absorbing tale for anyone who dares to speak out against society's wrongdoings.

Review: Suspense sails strong in emotional epic

By Josh Greenfield, Staff Writer October 22, 2013

In making “Captain Phillips,” based on the pirate hijacking of an American freighter ship in 2009, Director Paul Greengrass faced the uphill battle of creating a thrilling and suspenseful-enough film...

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