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Monday, November 30, 2015

Bridge of Spies (Directed by: Steven Spielberg; Written by: Matt Charman, Ethan Coen, and Joel Coen)

In the cold war, A lawyer, James B. Donovan, was recruited by the CIA to negotiate the release and exchange of a CIA U-2 spy-plane pilot, Francis G. Powers - who was arrested after his plane was shot down by the Soviet Union during a mission - for a KGB intelligence officer, Rudolf Abel, who was arrested for espionage in the US.

Starring: Mark Rylance, Domenick Lombardozzi, Tom Hanks, Joshua Harto, Alan Alda, Amy Ryan, Jillian Lebling, Noah Schnapp, Eve Hewson, Austin Stowell, Jesse Plemons, Michael Gaston, Dakin Matthews, Stephen Kunken, Scott Shepherd, Jon Curry, Will Rogers

Why I loved this film: Bridge of Spies is an absorbing true-life espionage tale very smoothly handled by old pros who know what they are doing.
I went to see it expecting a political drama about the cold war, and while indeed it was that, I had seen so many related documentaries that I was not expecting to still be entertained and kept interested throughout the movie.
The Coen brothers writing a movie Steven Spielberg would direct just sounds like a winning combination and it really was. A great performance by Tom Hanks just seemed to seal the deal.
Watching Hanks play Donovan who is just swept into an overwhelming situation (go back to when the Berlin wall was being built and try to picture the terrifying lives of those people and what they must have felt) and still manages to keep his cool and his charm is just priceless.
I must say that I totally loved Bridge of Spies and highly recommend it for historical and entertainment purposes.

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