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ELVIS (2022)
Starring Austin Butler, Tom Hanks, Olivia Dejonge, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rufus Sewell, Yolanda Quartey, Richard Roxburgh, Helen Thomson, David Wenham and Dacre Montgomery. Directed by Baz Luhrmann.
NEWS OF THE WORLD (2021)
Starring Tom Hanks, Helena Zengel, Fred Hechinger, Michael Angelo Covino, Thomas Francis Murphy, Elizabeth Marvel, Mare Winningham, Neil Sandilands, Chukwudi Iwuji and Christopher Hagen. Directed by Paul Greengrass.

Five years after the end of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, a veteran of three wars, now moves from town to town as a non-fiction storyteller, sharing the news of presidents and queens, glorious feuds, devastating catastrophes, and gripping adventures from the far reaches of the globe.

In the plains of Texas, he crosses paths with Johanna, a 10-year-old taken in by the Kiowa people six years earlier and raised as one of their own. Johanna, hostile to a world she’s never experienced, is being returned to her biological aunt and uncle against her will.

Kidd agrees to deliver the child where the law says she belongs. As they travel hundreds of miles into the unforgiving wilderness, the two will face tremendous challenges of both human and natural forces as they search for a place that either can call home.

A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD (2020)
Starring Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Chris Cooper, Susan Kelechi Watson, Enrico Colantoni, Maryann Plunkett, Tammy Blanchard, Wendy Makkena, Sakina Jaffrey and Carmen Cusack. Directed by Marielle Heller.

A timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his scepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America’s most beloved neighbour.

REVIEWS A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood - A new American classic and a quiet miracle we so desperately need
A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood - Mr Rogers: healing the world one lost soul at a time

TOY STORY 4 (2019)
Starring Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Joan Cusack, Blake Clark, Wallace Shawn, Jodi Benson, John Ratzenberger, Keanu Reeves and Patricia Arquette. Directed by Josh Cooley.

Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called Forky to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy.

REVIEWS Toy Story 4 - Entertaining but thoroughly unnecessary

THE POST (2018)
Starring Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Pat Healy, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk and Sarah Paulson. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

In June 1971 The New York Times, the Washington Post and the nation’s major newspapers took a brave stand for freedom of speech and reported on the Pentagon Papers, the massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned four decades and four U.S. Presidents. At the time, the Post’s Katharine Graham was still finding her footing as the country’s first female newspaper publisher, and Ben Bradlee, the paper’s volatile, driven editor, was trying to enhance the stature of the struggling, local paper. Together, the two formed an unlikely team, as they were forced to come together and make the bold decision to support The New York Times and fight the Nixon Administration’s unprecedented attempt to restrict the first amendment.

REVIEWS The Post - Streep and Spielberg strike gold in portrait of a complex woman

THE CIRCLE (2017)
Starring Tom Hanks, Emma Watson, John Boyega, Karen Gillan, Patton Oswalt, Bill Paxton, Ellar Coltrane, Poorna Jagannathan, Glenne Headly and Ellen Wong. Directed by James Ponsoldt.

A woman lands a job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, where she becomes involved with a mysterious man.

REVIEWS The Circle - Tech terror tale fails to boot up

INFERNO (2016)
Starring Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Irrfan Khan, Omar Sy and Sidse Babett Knudsen. Directed by Ron Howard.

When Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks, a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories and prevent a madman from releasing a global plague connected to Dante’s “Inferno.”

REVIEWS Inferno - Robert Langdon's trail goes ponderously cold

SULLY (2016)
Starring Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney, Holt McCallany, Jamey Sheridan and Jerry Ferrara. Directed by Clint Eastwood.

On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain “Sully” Sullenberger (Hanks) glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.

REVIEWS Sully - Great story. Great movie?

A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING (2016)
Starring Tom Hanks, Ben Whishaw, Tom Skerritt, Alexander Black, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Tracey Fairaway, Jane Perry, Michael Baral and Lewis Rainer. Directed by Tom Twyker.

Cultures collide when an American businessman is sent to Saudi Arabia to close what he hopes will be the deal of a lifetime. Baffled by local customs and stymied by an opaque bureaucracy, he eventually finds his footing with the help of a wise- cracking taxi driver and a beautiful Saudi doctor.

REVIEWS A Hologram for the King - A charming fish-out-of-water story

BRIDGE OF SPIES (2015)
Starring Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Scott Shepherd, Amy Ryan, Sebastian Koch and Alan Alda. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

James Donovan is a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot.

REVIEWS Bridge of Spies - Spielberg delivers another classic

SAVING MR BANKS (2014)
Starring Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Bradley Whitford, Annie Rose Buckley, Rachel Griffiths and Kathy Baker. Directed by John Lee Hancock.

When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ 'Mary Poppins', he made them a promise—one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney’s plans for the adaptation.

For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on P.L. Travers, but the prickly author doesn’t budge. He soon begins to watch helplessly as Travers becomes increasingly immovable and the rights begin to move further away from his grasp.

It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the truth about the ghosts that haunt her, and together they set Mary Poppins free to ultimately make one of the most endearing films in cinematic history.

REVIEWS Saving Mr Banks - Not just a spoonful of sugar

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS (2013)
Starring Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Catherine Keener, Chris Mulkey, Max Martini, Michael Chernus, Yul Vazquez, Corey Johnson, David Warshofsky and John Magaro. Directed by Paul Greengrass.

A retelling of the headline-grabbing events that occurred on the high seas in April 2009 when cargo ship captain Richard Phillips, married father of two, surrendered himself to a group of four Somali pirates in order to protect his crew off the coast of Africa. After an unsuccessful escape attempt, he was subsequently rescued when U.S. Navy SEAL snipers shot and killed three of the pirates.

REVIEWS Captain Phillips - Real-life tension on the high seas

CLOUD ATLAS (2013)
Starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Ben Whishaw, Keith David, James D'arcy and Susan Sarandon. Directed by Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski.

Based on the celebrated best-selling novel by David Mitchell, 'Cloud Atlas' explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave dramatically through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future. Each member of the ensemble appears in multiple roles as the stories move through time.

REVIEWS Cloud Atlas - Reaching beyond the infinite

THE WAR (2007)
Starring Keith David, Tom Hanks, Josh Lucas, Bobby Cannavale, Samuel L. Jackson, Eli Wallach, Katharine Phillips, Adam Arkin, Robert Wahlberg and Carolyn McCormick. Directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.

REVIEWS The War - Ken Burns' extraordinary documentary series on Blu-ray

SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (1998)
Starring Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns, Barry Pepper, Adam Goldberg, Vin Diesel, Giovanni Ribisi, Jeremy Davies, Matt Damon and Ted Danson. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

REVIEWS Spielberg retrospective - Saving Private Ryan

TOY STORY (1995)
Starring Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Annie Potts, John Morris, Erik Von Detten and Laurie Metcalf. Directed by John Lasseter.

REVIEWS Toy Story Trilogy - Celebrating the crown jewel of Pixar Animation

APOLLO 13 (1995)
Starring Tom Hanks, Ed Harris, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Gary Sinise and Kathleen Quinlan. Directed by Ron Howard.

NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.

REVIEWS Apollo 13 - The sweeping space epic 20 years on

FORREST GUMP (1994)
Starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, Sally Field, Michael Conner Humphreys, Hanna Hall, Haley Joel Osment, Siobhan Fallon Hogan and Afemo Omilami. Directed by Robert Zemeckis.

REVIEWS Forrest Gump 25th Anniversary - Life is like a box of Forrest Gump haters, and I am here for it!

GREYHOUND
Starring Tom Hanks, Elisabeth Shue, Stephen Graham, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Lee Norris, Karl Glusman, Tom Brittney, Alex Kramer and Rob Morgan. Directed by Aaron Schneider.

Set in the early days of World War II, an international convoy of 37 Allied ships, led by Captain Ernest Krause, crosses the treacherous North Atlantic while being hotly pursued by wolf packs of German U-boats.
BIOS
Starring Tom Hanks, Samira Wiley, Caleb Landry Jones, Laura Harrier, Skeet Ulrich, Lora Martinez-Cunningham, Alexis Raben, Jon Donahue, Carma Harvey and Christopher Farrar. Directed by Miguel Sapochnik.
PRODUCER
NEWS OF THE WORLD (2021)
Starring Tom Hanks, Helena Zengel, Fred Hechinger, Michael Angelo Covino, Thomas Francis Murphy, Elizabeth Marvel, Mare Winningham, Neil Sandilands, Chukwudi Iwuji and Christopher Hagen. Directed by Paul Greengrass.

Five years after the end of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, a veteran of three wars, now moves from town to town as a non-fiction storyteller, sharing the news of presidents and queens, glorious feuds, devastating catastrophes, and gripping adventures from the far reaches of the globe.

In the plains of Texas, he crosses paths with Johanna, a 10-year-old taken in by the Kiowa people six years earlier and raised as one of their own. Johanna, hostile to a world she’s never experienced, is being returned to her biological aunt and uncle against her will.

Kidd agrees to deliver the child where the law says she belongs. As they travel hundreds of miles into the unforgiving wilderness, the two will face tremendous challenges of both human and natural forces as they search for a place that either can call home.

THE CIRCLE (2017)
Starring Tom Hanks, Emma Watson, John Boyega, Karen Gillan, Patton Oswalt, Bill Paxton, Ellar Coltrane, Poorna Jagannathan, Glenne Headly and Ellen Wong. Directed by James Ponsoldt.

A woman lands a job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, where she becomes involved with a mysterious man.

REVIEWS The Circle - Tech terror tale fails to boot up

MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2 (2016)
Starring Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Elena Kampouris, Bruce Gray, Lainie Kazan, Michael Constantine, Gia Carides, Andrea Martin, Louis Mandylor and Joey Fatone. Directed by Kirk Jones.

REVIEWS My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 - Same old family, same old tricks

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