News of the World (2020)

Watched in HD, Dolby Digital+ 5.1 on Netflix

News of the World (2020) at IMDb

Even though I’m not a Tom Hanks fan (strike me down) I still look out for his work.

After the American Civil War a Captain of the army that has taken up the role of a traveling news reader comes across a girl whose family were killed. He takes her with him to find a home across a state still recovering from war and finding its identity where racism, gun slinging and sinister intentions remain.

Whilst it’s disappointing to see the same problems are still evident today (racism, lack of tolerance of others), I think I must have missed the supposed grip of this film. An interesting tale with a fairly obvious conclusion. But still, Tom Hanks, based on his holding the room telling the news I think he needs to work for BBC News 24.. Someone snuck inspiration from Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah in the score, which will serve as an ear worm for the night.

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