‘Bridge of Spies’ is a history lesson from the past and for the present

Steven Spielberg’s Cold War thriller “Bridge of Spies” is one of the most educating and edifying films ever made. Spielberg is a virtuoso of verisimilitude, flawlessly recreating late 1950s Brooklyn and early 1960s East Berlin. Tom Hanks is even better than he was in his Oscar-winning performances, “Forrest Gump” and “Philadelphia.” This taut, true story is a cautionary tale for today’s existential war on terror, asking us to find the humanity in our enemy if we wish to survive as a world.



About Tom Siebert

Tom Siebert received a journalism degree from the University of Illinois and worked as a staff writer for newspapers in California, Florida, and Illinois. He reported general news, interviewed entertainment figures, and covered elected office holders––including four presidents and a pope. More significantly, Tom profiled human suffering in the form of a homeless man dying of AIDS, a college cheerleader battling Hodgkin's disease, and a senior couple living the long goodbye of Alzheimer's. He also worked as a copyeditor and proofreader for Tyndale House, a Christian publisher based in the Chicago suburbs. Tom is presently self-employed as an editor of Christian books. In addition, he serves as community relations director for Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) of Kendall County, Illinois. And Tom is on the leadership team for the Celebrate Recovery ministry at his church, Harvest New Beginnings, in Oswego, a suburb west of Chicago. He may be contacted at tmsiebert@gmail.com or (816) 344-7815.
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