Director: Paul Greengrass
Writers: Paul Greengrass, Luke Davies, Paulette Jiles
Staring: Tom Hanks, Helena Zengel, Tom Astor
Streaming: Apple TV+
Release Date: December 25, 2020
“A Civil War veteran agrees to deliver a girl, taken by the Kiowa people years ago, to her aunt and uncle, against her will. They travel hundreds of miles and face grave dangers as they search for a place that either can call home.“
- Oh, this is a Tom Hanks movie. I mean everything about it is Tom Hanks. Elderly man leading a lost youthful soul to a home and a sense of homeyness
- Dariusz Wolski, the cinematographer for this movie, made it look INCREDIBLE. I know a western landscape is “easy” to make look solid, however there are some vistas and set pieces scenes that are very, very good.
- Some credit needs to be given to Helena Zengel who played Johanna in the movie; playing a traumatized child who doesn’t know the English language.
- News Of The World is one of the better western movies I have seen in recent years. I think since Hostiles in (2017) or Hell Or High Water (2016).
STANKO RATING: A- (4.0/5)