Hanks also cowrites and directs this amiable, unambitious story of a downsized worker who goes back to college for a new start.
Sleek pulp crime cool meets arthouse style thriller in Drive (2011, R) starring Ryan Gosling as a taciturn getaway driver. Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn (a veteran of gritty, brutal Danish underworld dramas) with a silky smoothness and a stylized cool that recalls Le Samourai and Walter Hill’s The Driver, and an eighties vibe and […]
The history of the American space race is presented in terms both reverential and mortal in From the Earth to the Moon(1998), the sweeping Tom Hanks produced mini-series made for HBO. The debut episode “Can We Do This?,” directed by Hanks, is a quick survey of the birth of the space program from behind the […]
Amazon Pilot Season again, though this one is limited to just two hopefuls: Sneaky Pete, created by David Shore (House, M.D.), and Casanova, the first small-screen series from filmmaker Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amelie). Sneaky Pete stars Giovanni Ribisi as a con man and an ex-convict who ducks a debt by appropriating the identity of his old […]