Apollo 13
First screened in July 1995 / Most recently screened in July 2015
Director: Ron Howard. Cast: Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Ed Harris, Kathleen Quinlan, Gary Sinise, Brett Cullen, Loren Dean, Chris Ellis, Clint Howard, Xander Berkeley, David Andrews, Christian Clemenson, Ray McKinnon, Ned Vaughn, Jean Speegle Howard, Mary Kate Schellhardt, Miko Hughes, Max Elliott Slade, Emily Ann Lloyd, Tracy Reiner, Joe Spano, Marc McClure, Todd Louiso, Mark Wheeler, Larry Williams, Karen Martin. Screenplay: William Broyles Jr. and Al Reinert (based on the book Lost Moon by Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger).

Twitter Capsule: As deftly edited a mall movie as I can remember, deeply felt, acted across the board with unfussy precision. I love it.

VOR:   A banner-carrier for the thinking person's summer blockbuster, scrupulous in realist detail, human in dimensions, where fireballs are the enemy, not the attraction.

Photo © 1995 Universal Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Supporting Actress: Kathleen Quinlan
Best Supporting Actor: Ed Harris
Best Adapted Screenplay: William Broyles Jr. & Al Reinert
Best Art Direction: Michael Corenblith; Merideth Boswell
Best Film Editing: Mike Hill & Daniel P. Hanley
Best Original Score: James Horner
Best Sound: Rick Dior, Steve Pederson, Scott Millan, and David MacMillan
Best Visual Effects: Robert Legato, Michael Kanfer, Leslie Ekker, and Matt Sweeney

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Picture (Drama)
Best Director: Ron Howard
Best Supporting Actress: Kathleen Quinlan
Best Supporting Actor: Ed Harris

Other Awards:
Producers Guild Awards: Best Picture
Directors Guild Awards: Best Director
Screen Actors Guild Awards: Best Supporting Actor (Harris); Best Ensemble Cast
Chicago Film Critics Association: Best Picture
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best Production Design; Best Visual Effects

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