News of the World Sunday, Jan 17 2021 

Tom Hanks shines again as the principal player in this western. So does his eventual sidekick who steals your heart in this must – see flick. The ragged edges of the old west are here. But there is a warm hearted ending. Tom plays the Tom Brokaw of the Old West.

Greyhound Tuesday, Jul 14 2020 

Skillfully written by Tom Hanks who also stars. I’m generally not into WW2 epics, but this one really moves – excellent pace and emotion. Apple is really coming out with some compelling offerings. Rarely do you see a commander of a vessel think thoughtfully about the lives lost on a German submarine.

Cloud Atlas Sunday, May 19 2013 

Very interesting, but easy to lose your way in this film. Great acting – the ensemble shifts faces and gears.I generally dislike science fiction and fantasy, but this kept me interested. If you like those 2 genres, definitely rent. Very good acting kept me involved.

Larry Crowne and I don’t know how she does it Friday, Jan 6 2012 

2 good evenings of entertainment. Tom Hanks gives us all the perspective that life does not end after losing a job even if you didn’t go to college…. its never too late to go to school and learn a lot. An older student has some advantages in the world of hard knocks. You can make good contacts in school. A hopeful film.

Sarah Jessica Parker is quite good as the lady who does it all- motherhood, very demanding job and faithful (refreshing) wife. I say refreshing since many movies including Larry Crowne have some infidelity. It’s justified in some cases, but not every case. A positive look at modern women’s dilemmas.

Side note….. Just caught a glimpse of someone on TV I went to school with (he was ahead of me) at the University of Minnesota Theatre Dept. Peter Michael Goetz. Wherever you are, hope you are working, your family is well and it’s always a kick to see you on the tube.