Category Archives: Tom Hanks

Heroic “Sully” soars above factual flaws

By Tom Siebert As a young newspaper reporter, I covered the National Transportation Safety Board hearings into the worst single-airliner disaster in U.S. history, when 273 passengers died in the crash of American Airlines Flight 191 near Chicago’s O’Hare Airport … Continue reading

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‘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 … Continue reading

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