In honour of the tenth anniversary of the miracle on the Hudson, I decided to re-watch Sully. Tom Hanks shines again in another aviation movie, however similar to his likeable performance in The Terminal; Hanks spends very little of this film in the air. It’s a solemn...read more
The terminals tale of Viktor Navorski (Tom Hanks) is an airport fable full of charm.
Steven Spielberg’s 2004 film The Terminal is loosely based on the true story of Mehran Nasseri, British Iranian who briefly lived in Terminal 1 of Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport. Nasseri was later granted refugee status in Belgium but lacking paperwork and a passport, now has nowhere to go.
Nasseri’s story is a reminder of the fascinating history of an era of mass travel, but its eerie resonance to The Terminal emphasises in all its sporadic high points, what the film lacks.read more