News of the World: Hanks shines yet again in a superior Western

The veteran star is a pleasure to watch in Paul Greengrass’s latest

Tom Hanks and Helena Zengel in News of the World


News of the World

Directed by Paul Greengrass

Netflix, 12

Rating: ****


Directed by Piotr Adamski

IFI@Home, 15A

Rating: ***

Nowadays, we have apps on our phones to collect news from sources all over the planet, funnelled to our endlessly scrolling thumbs by mathematical algorithms that know us intimately. If you lived in the 1870 Texas setting of News of the World, however, you could pay ten cents to sit in ...