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Review: A Man Called Otto

CW: Suicide At its core, this film seems full of clichés. Tom Hanks plays Otto, a grumpy old man set in his ways and grieving the recent loss of his wife. Mariana Treviño stars alongside him as Marisol, his quick-witted and kind-hearted new neighbour. As Otto attempts to end his life, Marisol quite literally annoys […]

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The Post

Katherine Graham (Meryl Streep) is the owner of The Washington Post, a serviceable newspaper but not quite in league with the prestigious New York Times. The Times has just published articles using as its source the ‘Pentagon Papers’ – a series of classified reports on the history and state of the Vietnam War which has […]

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Inferno

Dr Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) having uncovered the conspiracy of the Holy Grail (The Da Vinci Code); having saved thousands from a bomb under the Vatican (Angels and Demons); now must save the world from a plague, a plague that would send the world into the flames of Dante’s Inferno. The film begins with Dr […]

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Bridge of Spies

Steven Spielberg, with his old comrade Tom Hanks as his leading man, has made his best film for over a decade with this Cold War thriller. Hanks stars as James Donovan, a lawyer reluctantly forced to defend a Soviet Spy (Mark Rylance, in fine form), and then sent to East Germany to exchange him for […]