“Captain Phillips” is Tom Hanks at his very best but the film raises questions

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There are just so many ways to go in writing a review of the true story of Merchant Marine Captain Richard Phillips of the MV Maersk Alabama.  In 2008 his ship was boarded by four Somali pirates and the captain was taken hostage. The film is titled simply: "Captain Phillips." As a film, director Paul Greengrass’ work is unembellished, dramatic and moving. As for Tom Hanks’ performance, it is so understated that it makes him completely believable. He is the quintessential … [Read more...]


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