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…"Captain Phillips: A Great Tom Hanks Performance"
Beatriz at Dinner offers intriguing social commentary as a healer takes on a business mogul at dinner and throughout the evening. Directed by Miguel Arteta from a screenplay written by Mike White, the indie film stars Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, Connie Britton, Jay Duplass, Amy Landecker, Chloë Sevigny, David Warshofsky, and John Early. Beatriz (Hayek) is invited to her client’s dinner party at her Newport Beach mansion when her car breaks down. Beatriz is so…"Beatriz at Dinner: Healer takes on Business Mogul"