Archive for October 12th, 2013

Movie Mayhem – Captain Phillips

Back in 2006, I listed United 93, Paul Greengrass’s captivating look at the events of 9/11, as my number one film of the year. The way in which Greengrass genuinely conveyed the emotion, the claustrophobia, the intensity and the fear of those several heart-pounding and incredible hours was nothing short of mesmerizing (and he did so with mostly unknown and non-actors only five years after the events). With Captain Phillips, Greengrass once again takes on a very recent true event and creates an emotionally compelling film. The only difference this time is that he had a little help with the likes of Tom Hanks as the title character. Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More

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