Review: Big (Marshall, 1988)

[ad#Google for posts – rect with border] Companion review for Top 10 Tom Hanks Films 1984 – 1989 Big (Penny Marshall, USA, 1988) Dir. Penny Marshall; starring Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia, John Heard, Jared Rushton, David Moscow, Jon Lovitz, Mercedes...

Review: Punchline (Seltzer, 1988)

[ad#Google for posts – rect with border] Companion review for Top 10 Tom Hanks Films 1984 – 1989 Punchline (1988) Dir. David Seltzer; starring Tom Hanks, Sally Field, John Goodman, Mark Rydell, Kim Griest, Paul Mazursky, Damon Wayans. Punchline could be noted for the...

Review: The Man With One Red Shoe (Dragoti, 1985)

[ad#Google for posts – rect with border] Companion review for Top 10 Tom Hanks Films 1984 – 1989 The Man With One Red Shoe (Stan Dragoti, USA, 1985) Dir. Stan Dragoti; starring Tom Hanks, Dabney Coleman Before Tom Hanks got Oscar-happy after Philadelphia and he moved...

Review: Bachelor Party (Israel, 1984)

[ad#Google for posts – rect with border] Companion review for Top 10 Tom Hanks Films 1984 – 1989 Bachelor Party (Neal Israel, USA, 1984) Dir. Neal Israel; starring Tom Hanks, Adrian Zmed, William Tepper, Tawny Kitaen Bachelor Party was Tom Hanks’ follow-up to...

Review: Splash (Howard, 1984)

Companion review for Top 10 Tom Hanks Films 1984 – 1989 This labour of love for producer Brian Grazer, who wrote the story for Splash, is quite clearly shown in the very male fantasy of the undeniably beautiful woman coming out of nowhere and telling you she’s in love...

Review: The ‘Burbs (Dante, 1989)

Companion review for Top 10 Tom Hanks Films 1984 – 1989 During the Writer’s Guild strike in the summer of 1989, Joe Dante was beginning to film his then latest offering, The Burbs. The film was jeopardized by the strike and ‘Dante’ speculated that the...

Review: Turner and Hooch (Spottiswoode, 1989)

Companion review for Top 10 Tom Hanks Films 1984 – 1989 Is a dog, man’s best friend? Well, Tom Hanks doesn’t think so – at first that is. Turner and Hooch is certainly lightweight entertainment that goes about its business with a clean spirit and a lack of...

Review: The Money Pit (Benjamin, 1986)

Companion review for Top 10 Tom Hanks Films 1984 – 1989 A disaster movie that involves nations falling to their knees is epic, dramatic and sentimental; a disaster movie that involves two people moving into the house from hell is either nail-biting horror, or unadulterated,...