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Articles Tagged 'Captain Phillips'


The Sky’s The Limit: ‘Gravity’ Leads 2014 BAFTA Nominations

The list of nominations for this year’s BAFTA film awards were announced this morning, and it seems, as with the Golden Globes, that there’s a huge critical consensus around a handful of astonishing performances. Most notably, there are the 11 nominations for Gravity, including best film and best British film, best director, and best actress […]


WATCH: Director Paul Greengrass on Humanizing Pirates in ‘Captain Phillips’

The general verdict on opening night at the New York Film Festival was that British director Paul Greengrass had triumphed with his hijacking thriller Captain Phillips starring Tom Hanks. His film is based on the real-life hijacking of the U.S operated container ship, Maersk Alabama, by Somali pirates in 2009. As Greengrass explains, “It’s a […]