Didn’t think Oscar-bait like this could possibly come from the world of comics, huh? This 2002 film starring Tom Hanks and Paul Newman was actually based on the acclaimed graphic novel from crime writer Max Allan Collins. Director Sam Mendes (of AMERICAN BEAUTY) does wonders with the work, creating a Depression-era crime noir thriller that feels like a throwback to films of a bygone era.
Don’t miss comic-to-film misadventure GHOST WORLD, airing on Sundance Channel this month.
Author: Dan Heching