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Film review: Clint Eastwood’s solemn ‘Sully’ stars Tom Hanks in career high

Yes, you heard right: a career high. In Clint Eastwood’s latest complex-hero film, Mr. Hanks plays Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, the US Airways pilot whose plane engines were fatally damaged by a flock of geese seconds after take-off, and who had to emergency-land 155 passengers on New York City’s Hudson River. (All on board survived, with minor…

Film review: ‘The BFG’ is a moving testament to Dahl’s and Spielberg’s greatness

Steven Spielberg’s films are at their most intriguing when they’re at their weirdest. It’s safe to say, then, that his unexpected dalliance with Roald Dahl’s “The BFG” makes his newest film one of the weirdest to date. When faced with a 3D family-friendly blockbuster loaded with an uneasy combination of British drollness, Spielberg sentimentality and fart jokes,…