Actor Changed His Name From Jihad To Jay And Now He’s Starring With Tom Hanks

Jay Abdo is an unassuming 51-year-old with a bald head, a trim grey beard and a … Read more »

“Saving Mr. Banks”: First Reviews

We’d been told that “Saving Mr. Banks,” starring Tom Hanks as Walt Disney and Emma Thompson … Read more »

Tom And Sandy Do “Chopsticks” Duet

Sandra Bullock, whom Variety today tells us could win another Oscar, for “Gravity” (that’s a depressing … Read more »

“Captain Phillips”: Reviews Are Kinda Meh

This movie about a commercial shipping captain (Tom Hanks) and Somali pirates isn’t generating the reviews … Read more »

Tony Awards: Who I Think Will Win

After the Tony nominations were announced, I predicted who would win the major categories in the … Read more »

“Lucky Guy”: My Financial Times Review

Nora Ephron’s play “Lucky Guy,” in which Tom Hanks makes his Broadway debut, has just opened. … Read more »

“Cloud Atlas” Meets Moderate Acclaim

I revere the fiction writer David Mitchell, whose 2004 book, “Cloud Atlas,” is the basis for … Read more »