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NEWS OF THE WORLD
Rated: PG-13
Release Date: December 25, 2020
Director: Paul Greengrass
Stars: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Marvel
Plot: A man who travels from town to town reading the news finds a lost girl and promises to get her to her family
 
Clint Says: See this in theaters soon
 
 
We already know that 2020 has been the weirdest year ever, but now we may be witnessing the strangest phenomenon yet. This is Tom Hanks's second film this year where he is the powerhouse actor he always is, but he's not going to get a Best Actor nomination this year. It's not that he doesn't deserve it for this role, it's just that the field is so stacked this year, Hanks is the odd man out. 
 
If there were an Oscar for best child actor, they could go ahead and engrave Elizabeth Marvel's name on that trophy because her acting in this film is next-level stuff. She and Hanks have great chemistry that makes the film so much more compelling. 
 
This is an emotional film filled with dramatic moments and powerful scenes. It does almost everything to check off  all of the boxes for an award-winning film. Almost. I'm not quite sure what it is, but this film just misses out on being a top film. Don't get me wrong, this is a very good movie that should be seen by anyone that loves going to the theater, it's just not an award winner. 
 
If you are a fan of Westerns, this is a must-see film. The same can be said for fans of Tom Hanks, and fans of great films. 
 

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