Sully: Miracle On The Hudson (2016, USA), 96 mins, Cert. 12A

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Screenings at 2.30pm and 7.30pm

Director: Clint Eastwood
Stars: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney

Clint Eastwood’s film is based on the story of Captain Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger (portrayed by Tom Hanks), who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River on January 15, 2009.

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As reported around this world, Sully’s “Miracle on the Hudson” saved the lives of 155 passengers.  However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public for his feat of skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and career.

 

 

A thrilling and suspenseful portrait of allegedly real events (see the divergent takes of the reviewers linked below), with a wonderfully understated performance by Hanks in the title role.

 

A selection of Reviews and commentaries from: The TelegraphThe Independent; and The Guardian, the latter questioning whether, in a ‘fact-based’ drama, the script introduces elements that do not seem to have happened.  Appropriate in our post-truth world?

 

All reviews include a link to a Trailer which can also be seen below
 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 2nd February 2017

Shows start at 2.30PM or 7.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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A Hologram for the King (USA, 2016) cert. 12A

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Director: Tom Tykwer

Stars: Tom Hanks, Alexander Black, Sarita Choudhury, Sidse Babett Knudsen

Alan Clay (Hanks) is a blundering business consultant in a mid-life crisis: his marriage has crumbled, his beautiful home is gone, and his daughter’s college tuition fees are at risk.

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In a last attempt to save his skin, he travels to Saudi Arabia hoping to sell a virtual reality communication system to an elusive king.

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However, these hopes become frail as each morning brings with it new problems and disappointments.

 

The estimable Hanks is ably supported by Black as his genial yet buffoonish chauffeur, and Choudhury as an alluring Saudi doctor.

 

 

This Review is courtesy of a new source to David Lean, Cinemablend: here.

But there isn’t a link to the trailer, which is below:

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 7th July 2016

Show starts at 7.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

– click on the time to make a booking

A Hologram for the King (USA, 2016) cert. 12A

a-hologram-for-the-king landscape poster 500

Director: Tom Tykwer

Stars: Tom Hanks, Alexander Black, Sarita Choudhury, Sidse Babett Knudsen

Alan Clay (Hanks) is a blundering business consultant in a mid-life crisis: his marriage has crumbled, his beautiful home is gone, and his daughter’s college tuition fees are at risk.

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In a last attempt to save his skin, he travels to Saudi Arabia hoping to sell a virtual reality communication system to an elusive king.

A Hologram for the King column 200

 

 

However, these hopes become frail as each morning brings with it new problems and disappointments.

 

The estimable Hanks is ably supported by Black as his genial yet buffoonish chauffeur, and Choudhury as an alluring Saudi doctor.

 

 

This Review is courtesy of a new source to David Lean, Cinemablend: here.

But there isn’t a link to the trailer, which is below:

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 7th July 2016

Show starts at 2.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

– click on the time to make a booking