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BRIDGE OF SPIES (2015): Worth Your Time…

Bridge Of Spies (2015), Tom Hanks
Bridge Of Spies (2015), Tom Hanks

In new historical  thriller Bridge Of Spies, Tom Hanks is American Lawyer James B. Donovan; a man  whose job it is to defend an arrested Soviet spy played by Mark Rylance.

Directed by Steven Spielberg, before watching Bridge Of Spies, I had anticipated fighting legal dialogue and courtroom dramatics. In truth, there’s a touch of that but not in the traditional sense. Some of my favourite moments of dialogue happened during the negotiation scenes, plus in the conversations between Donovan and his CIA contact.

In terms of the film’s look and feel, at first it took me a few minutes to get used to the noticeable reduction in colour in reference to the cinematography, however, considering the Cold War setting of Spielberg’s story, I soon understood.

Hanks’ Donovan is very much a hero; one that I adored because he’s determined and focused on what he believes to be the right and reasonable thing to do; a man of conscience. What’s not to love?

Forrest Gump (1993), one of my favourite Tom Hanks movies came to mind upon reflection because though the characters are quite different, Donovan’s gentle disposition and caring nature took me back to what I loved most about Hanks’ portrayal of Gump.

From the lead actors’ well measured performances to the dialogue and story, I enjoyed Bridge Of Spies. Another key highlight for me is the beautiful ending and all it said so perfectly without words.

Watch it because it’s good.

Happy Film Loving


HAIL, CAESAR! (2016): New Trailer From Josh Brolin, Channing Tatum & Scarlett Johansson

Hail, Caesar (2016), Tilda Swinton, Josh Brolin
Hail, Caesar (2016), Tilda Swinton, Josh Brolin

It’s a comedy / drama/ musical and it’s from the Coen brothers…

Trailer 1

Trailer 2

I’m really hoping that Hail Caesar! is great, especially since musicals aren’t really my thing. Set during the 1950s, at least it’s also a drama / comedy.

The wonderful cast includes Jonah Hill, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes and Tilda Swinton.

Hail Caesar! Release Date (s): February 5th 2016 (US), February 26th 2016 (UK), February 17th (France), February 18th (Germany)

Happy Film Loving 🙂


BRIDGE OF SPIES (2015): New trailer From Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Steven Spielberg…

Bridge Of Lies (2015), Tom Hanks
Bridge Of Lies (2015), Tom Hanks

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Bridge Of Spies (2015).

It’s hard not to pay attention when there’s a new trailer for a Tom Hanks movie. Particularly when said movie is directed by Steven Spielberg…

Should the mention of Hanks and Spielberg not be enough, the Coen brothers, Ethan and Joel Coen make up two thirds of the writing team. Of course this can only mean good things for this ‘based on a true’ story film.

I can’t wait to hear Hanks deliver the fighting dialogue as Lawyer, James Donovan.

Bridge Of Spies Release Dates: October 16th 2015 (US)…

Happy Bridge Of Spies. 🙂