“News of the World” (2020) : Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks is an acting treasure. He’s damn near a monument. And though a long way from making his first big splash in the 1984 rom-com “Splash”, he still brings it with the best ever in the new Old West drama “News of the World”.

This go-round Hanks inhabits the character of a former Confederate army officer with a heavy heart, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd. Kidd travels from town to town across post-Civil War Texas reading from the latest newspapers to hard working class folk eagerly huddled together to hear the latest from places they can only imagine by way of the cap’n’s dramatic descriptions.

Along his solitary trek through remote woodlands Kidd comes upon a young girl, Johanna (Helena Zengel in a stunning major film debut. Watch for her. This girl’s goin’ places). All alone and scared, we come to learn that she has known nothing but repeated and unspeakable ซีรีย์ออนไลน์ tragedy for all of her tender years. Circumstances follow that find Kidd escorting, and growing ever closer with, his child companion through brutal and unforgiving territory, all the while fighting and fending off wicked assaults, both human and natural.

Five years after the end of the Civil War, Capt. Jefferson Kyle Kidd crosses paths with a 10-year-old girl taken by the Kiowa people. Forced to return to her aunt and uncle, Kidd agrees to escort the child across the harsh and unforgiving plains of Texas. However, the long journey soon turns into a fight for survival as the traveling companions encounter danger at every turn — both human and natural.

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