Captain Phillips: A Great Tom Hanks Performance

Tom Hanks puts on one of the best performances of his career in Captain Phillips, a very intense film directed by Paul Greengrass. In 2009, the Maersk Alabama was hijacked by Somali pirates.  Paul Greengrass revisits the hijacking while directing from a script written by Billy Ray.  In this instance, the main focus is on Captain Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks) and pirate captain Abduwali Muse (Barkhad Abdi).  It may be hard to believe but Phillips…

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Sgt. Will Gardner: American Veterans Need Our Help

Sgt. Will Gardner tells the story of an Iraq War veteran and shows the effects that traumatic brain injuries have on America’s returning veterans. Writer-director Max Martini is known for portraying a number of military roles on screen.  Maybe it’s because of taking on those roles but it’s admirable for the actor to bring the troubles facing American veterans to the screen.  After all, thousands of American veterans can be found along many streets and…

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