(a film review by Mark R. Leeper)

GREYHOUND: Tom Hanks has played multiple different combat roles in war films, most notably in SAVING PRIVATE RYAN. (He also plays a Civil War veteran in NEWS OF THE WORLD, reviewed last week.) Here he plays the captain of an anti-submarine destroyer. The film takes one incident of submarine warfare and stretches it out to a real thriller with the help of a lot of (authentic-sounding) Navy jargon. The musical score is only minimally used and adds some tension to the margins, and the color palette is largely blue/gray except for the fires, which are bright yellow. Released 07/10/20; available on Apple TV+. Rating: low +2 (-4 to +4)

					Mark R. Leeper
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