Tom Hanks

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Why did The Bonfire of the Vanities go from bestselling book to box-office bomb?
Thirty years on, why was Brian De Palma’s star-studded adaptation of Tom Wolfe’s novel such a flop?

Oliver Macnaughton

02, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Tom Hanks’s son criticized for using ‘racist’ font on merchandise collection
Chet Hanks’s merchandise called ‘White Boy Summer’ uses a Gothic-style font that is close to one used by white nationalists

Priya Elan

31, Mar, 2021 @4:09 PM

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George Clooney and Julia Roberts the latest stars heading to Australia as Queensland film boom continues
The stars’ new romcom, Ticket to Paradise, joins Hollywood blockbusters shifting production to the sunshine state, lured by grants and low Covid rates

Kelly Burke

09, Mar, 2021 @4:30 PM

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News of the World review – Tom Hanks fights fake news in the wild west
Paul Greengrass’s hybrid western, which has depth, beauty, topical resonance – and a mesmerising rising star

Mark Kermode Observer film critic

14, Feb, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Tom Hanks: does his good guy persona make him a less interesting actor?
The Hollywood idol returns to familiar terrain in western News of the World. But there are drawbacks to being a ‘living saint’

Steve Rose

08, Feb, 2021 @9:00 AM

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News of the World review – Tom Hanks rides straight down the middle in Paul Greengrass western | Peter Bradshaw's film of the week
Hanks’s former Confederate captain tries to help Helena Zengel’s terrified orphan across lawless post-civil war Texas in this Paul Greengrass western that rarely comes alive

Peter Bradshaw

05, Feb, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Ten female directors make 2021 Baftas shortlist
Of the 20 films in director category, half have a female director or co-director, but there’s little love for Da 5 Bloods or Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Catherine Shoard

04, Feb, 2021 @4:57 PM

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Honest, brave, modest: why the world can't get enough of Tom Hanks
Directors, critics – even a president – have hailed the actor’s qualities, and his latest movie sees them all present and correct

Vanessa Thorpe

31, Jan, 2021 @8:30 AM

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The star-packed inauguration special: a dull yet competent plea for unity
The 90-minute, celeb-studded affair that capped Biden’s inauguration was a Zoom parade of good intentions and bland celebrity culture

Adrian Horton

21, Jan, 2021 @4:46 AM

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Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez to perform at Biden inauguration
Lady Gaga to sing national anthem as Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are sworn in as Hollywood embraces president-elect

Guardian staff and agencies

15, Jan, 2021 @3:08 PM

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The 20 best body-swap films – ranked!
With Vince Vaughn’s new movie Freaky adding gory horror to the genre, we take a look at the wacky history of body-swap films, from the vintage Turnabout to Tom Hanks in Big, via John Woo’s dizzying Face/Off

Stuart Heritage

10, Dec, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Peter Dutton's border force approved Tom Hanks' return to Australia
The home affairs minister has criticised the Queensland premier over Hanks’ return, despite the state obtaining federal approval

Amy Remeikis and Paul Karp

11, Sep, 2020 @7:05 AM

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