Captain Phillips
First screened in October 2013
Director: Paul Greengrass. Cast: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, Faysal Ahmed, Mahat M. Ali, Michael Chernus, David Warshofsky, Catherine Keener, Max Martini, Yul Vazquez, Corey Johnson, Chris Mulkey, Issak Farah Samatar, Mohamed Ali. Screenplay: Billy Ray (based on the book A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea by Richard Phillips and Stephan Talty).
Twitter Capsule: US drama of Somali pirates, rendered as seasick immersion in a military precision strike. Uneven but ends strong.

Photo © 2013 Columbia Pictures
Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Picture
Best Supporting Actor: Barkhad Abdi
Best Adapted Screenplay: Billy Ray
Best Film Editing: Christopher Rouse
Best Sound Mixing: Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith, and Chris Munro
Best Sound Editing: Oliver Tarney

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Picture (Drama)
Best Director: Paul Greengrass
Best Actor (Drama): Tom Hanks
Best Supporting Actor: Barkhad Abdi

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