Tom Hanks earns his latest Oscar nod.Photo: Columbia Pictures
Why I Saw It: Had missed it during Oscar season, and needed to catch up on the buzz. What I Thought: The most tense film experience since The Hurt Locker, can only imagine what it was like in the theater.
Captain Phillips. Dir. Paul Greengrass. Perf. Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, Michael Chernus, Mahat M. Ali, Faysal Ahmed, Max Martini, Omar Berdouni, Chris Mulkey, Corey Johnson, Catherine Keener. Columbia Pictures, 2013.
True account of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking of his cargo ship by Somali pirates.