With that being said, there isn't too much out at the theaters right now, so I did go see Bridge of Spies this past weekend.
And I LOVED it! It was an outstanding film. Based on the true story of lawyer James B. Donovan (Tom Hanks) who defended a captured Soviet KGB spy at his trials in the US in 1960. After pleading the spy's case, Donavan got him a life sentence instead of the electric chair on the grounds that he might be useful in negotiations if a US spy was ever captured by the Soviets.
During this same time, a US pilot flying a U-2 spy plane over the Soviet Union was shot down and captured. This began a negotiations with the Soviets (and the East Germans) just like Donovan had predicted. He was taken to East Germany by the CIA, tasked to handle the negotiations.
This was not a story that I was familiar with, and I didn't know of James B. Donovan at all. But I do think Tom Hanks did a wonderful job portraying this character. He had the seriousness of a lawyer and someone in his position, but was quite endearing with a good sense of humor about the craziness of the affair.
My opinion of Hanks in a dramatic role was proved incorrect in this film. It's hard to believe he was once a Bosom Buddy.