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Middleburg and Virginia Film Festivals: ‘Ithaca’

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Meg Ryan's directorial debut about Homer Macauley's coming-of-age deserves much more positive attention. Read More »

Middleburg Film Festival Panel: Meg Ryan’s Directorial Debut, ‘Ithaca’

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Meg Ryan shared details about casting, crossing over to directing, and working with Tom Hanks again at the world premiere of her directorial debut, 'Ithaca.' Read More »

New York/Hamptons Film Festival Review: ‘Bridge of Spies,’ Starring Tom Hanks

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During the Cold War Rudolf Abel was put on trial for spying. James B. Donovan was appointed to defend Abel. Though he was vilified for it, the attorney delivered American justice to a Soviet spy. Was justice truly served or would it be served a few years later when a U-2 spy plane was brought down inside the Soviet Union? Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Saving Mr. Banks’

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'Saving Mr. Banks' presents the narrative of Disney's 'Mary Poppins' with great performances and an entertaining story. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Saving Mr. Banks’

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A resonant movie, especially, perhaps, for us writers, so often living in our imaginations and through our characters. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘Forrest Gump’


Now on Blu-ray, Forrest Gump tells the sometimes sentimental tale of post-war America through the eyes of its protagonist. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Saving Mr. Banks’


It's exactly the kind of warm and fuzzy film we expect around the holidays; if either Emma Thompson or Tom Hanks aren’t nominated, it would be a travesty. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Captain Phillips’

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Hanks, as Phillips, gives one of his best performances in years. But when doesn’t he? Read More »

Movie Review: Flight Never Really Takes Off

It’s as if Zemeckis has forgotten all about why life is like a box of chocolates. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: Catch me if You Can (2002)

Hanks, DiCaprio, and the script keep moving and keep this comedic caper lots of fun. Read More »