Tag archives for Tom Hanks

“Saving Private Ryan” (1998): “Terrible Arithmetic”

“Dear Madam, I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement . . . that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle. I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the […]

The Cinematic Constructions of Steven Spielberg: Disagreement with Film

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This article was originally published on the Cinematic Katzenjammer in May, 2018. The following article is subjective, deeply personal, and politically charged in ways that are sure to upset at least one person. If for no other reason than because I will begin my celebration of Steven Spielberg by first talking about a […]

The Top Ten Best Films of 2012

It’s been a hell of a year for movies. There were a lot of great films…and also a handful of terrible films. It has also been a year where I have grown into my new hobby, which is media criticism/commentary. As a result, I’ve seen more movies in theaters in 2012 than I’ve ever seen […]

Review of Cloud Atlas (SPOILER FREE)

Before its release, Cloud Atlas was screened at the 2012 International Toronto Film Festival. When it ended, it received a standing ovation for an astounding ten minutes. Roger Ebert gave it a perfect score and MovieBob has proclaimed its success as a product to be nothing short of miraculous. Now that I have seen the film […]