Fact-based films work and sometimes they don’t. Some stick to the facts, while some tend to add fiction to drive entertainment value. After Paul Greengrass’ semi-documentary film “United 93”, the director returns to direct a pseudo-biographical film based on the book by Richard Phillips A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy Seals and Dangerous Days at Sea. If you followed the news reports about this incident, you are probably familiar with this story. Greengrass presents … more
By Joan Alperin Schwartz There are three reasons to see this film. Number One: This is one of the best directed films I've seen in 2013. Number Two: Tom Hanks as Captain Phillips has never been better and finally... Number Three: John, the other half of Two Jews On Film...(The super critical half) awarded it five bagels out of 5. … more
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