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Reina Hardy
For this Michener Playwriting Fellow, autumn brings local premieres of two of her plays
"...scripts they keep penning – but this fall, Reina Hardy will be enjoying the former, with two of her..."

Aug. 30, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Striking Distance
"...Tom Sizemore, Robert Pastorelli and Timothy Busfield. Patrolman Tom Hardy (Willis), from a Pittsburgh cop family, has testified against..."

Sept. 24, 1993 Movie Review by Louis Black

In this bravura movie, Tom Hardy plays a man who tries to mend the unraveling threads of his life while behind the wheel of a car for 85 minutes.
"...Directed by: Steven Knight. Starring: Tom Hardy...."

May 16, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Spider-Man's nemesis gets a spin-off without web-head
"...Directed by: Ruben Fleischer. Starring: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze and Reid Scott...."

Oct. 12, 2018 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

The Nun
The Conjuring franchise heads to Romania
"...Directed by: Corin Hardy. Starring: Taissa Farmiga, Demián Bichir, Bonnie Aarons, Charlotte Hope,..."

Sept. 14, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Stan & Ollie
Coogan and Reilly breathe tender life into the Hollywood icons
"...The golden era Hollywood comedy duo Laurel & Hardy are certainly not getting the step-by-step biopic treatment in..."

Jan. 25, 2019 Movie Review by Danielle White

The Man Who Knew Infinity
Mathematics prodigy Srinivasa Ramanujan is the subject of this biopic
"...the prodigy Ramanujan and his Cambridge University mentor G.H. Hardy (Irons). Although the young Tamil man received some formal..."

May 6, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Tom Hardy pulls double duty playing both the criminal Kray twins
"...Directed by: Brian Helgeland. Starring: Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, David Thewlis, Sam Spruell, Christopher Eccleston and..."

Nov. 27, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Drop
Based on a Dennis Lehane story, this disappointing crime drama costars James Gandolfini in his last role.
"...Directed by: Michaël R. Roskam. Starring: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini, Matthias Schoenaerts, John Ortiz, Michael..."

Sept. 12, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Something to Sink Your Teeth Into
Good advice from a guy who survived Troll 2, George Hardy, D.M.D.
"...So remarks George Hardy, D.M.D., the amicable and effusive star of both Claudio..."

April 23, 2010 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Far From the Madding Crowd
This Thomas Hardy adaptation is a reflection of our times
"...Although Thomas Hardy occasionally tacked subtitles onto his books, lending readers a..."

May 8, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

This Means War
Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hardy, and Chris Pine star in this romcom about two CIA agents who fall for the same gal.
"...Directed by: McG. Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hardy, Chris Pine, Til Schweiger, John Paul Ruttan, Chelsea Handler,..."

Feb. 17, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

" we like him.) But, quickly, his civilian character Hardy is called by an old Army Ranger buddy (Daly)..."

March 28, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Pick of the Litter
Five adorable puppies on the path to changing lives
"...Directed by: Don Hardy Jr. and Dana Nachman...."

Sept. 14, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Revenant
Iñárritu’s Western loses the forest for the trees, but oh, what trees
"...Directed by: Alejandro González Iñárritu. Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter, Forrest Goodluck, Lukas Haas, Dave..."

Jan. 8, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Child 44
Tom Hardy leads an international cast in this Soviet-era serial killer thriller
"...Directed by: Daniel Espinosa. Starring: Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Jason Clarke, Paddy..."

April 24, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Tom Hardy delivers a searing performance as Britain's so-called "most violent prisoner."
"...Directed by: Nicolas Winding Refn. Starring: Tom Hardy, Matt King, Amanda Burton and Hugh Ross. Forget career..."

Nov. 13, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Wicker Man
Notorious director Neil LaBute's well-intentioned but inadvertently silly film starring Nicolas Cage replaces the vague, sinister paganism of the original with a creepy infusion of earth-mother estrogen gone haywire.
" store for me. What fun! British director Robin Hardy's 1973 original featured Edward Woodward as a "Christian copper"..."

Sept. 8, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...Whitfield, Liam Cunningham and Rachel Griffiths. Based on Thomas Hardy's late 19th-century British novel Jude the Obscure, the more..."

Dec. 20, 1996 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Vortex's staging of Reina Hardy's magical new play, Changelings, casts a uniquely compelling spell
"...Penned by inimitable Michener Center writer Reina Hardy, author of the critically acclaimed Stars and Barmen, which..."

Jan. 23, 2015 Arts Review by Elissa Russell

Tamara Drewe
Stephen Frears directs this romantic romp that combines the bedroom farce and the pastoral and stars Gemma Arterton.
"...Guardian comic strip, itself a modern-day riff on Thomas Hardy's Far From the Madding Crowd, the Drewe loosed from..."

Nov. 12, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Mad Max: Fury Road
Glorious action cinema abounds on Fury Road
"...Directed by: George Miller. Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Josh Helman, Nathan..."

May 15, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Stars and Barmen
Reina Hardy's celestial romance keeps the audience in stitches while grappling with some heady philosophical ideas
"...and Barmen, celebrated UT playwright and MFA candidate Reina Hardy renews locals' hope in the potential vibrancy of the..."

Nov. 8, 2013 Arts Review by Stacy Alexander Evans

Reina Hardy's update on 'Beauty and the Beast' is fascinating, but the premiere is oddly lacking given the talents involved
"...Beauty never showed up to rescue the Beast? Reina Hardy's original script projects the pitiful, ageless Beast (Michael Miller)..."

Sept. 6, 2013 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Abundantly violent yet decidedly listless, there’s very little kick to this moonshining picture from director John Hillcoat and musician/screenwriter Nick Cave.
"...Directed by: John Hillcoat. Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Guy Pearce, Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, Jessica Chastain, Mia..."

Aug. 31, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Dark Knight Rises
An uncannily accurate mirror of the contemporary cultural zeitgeist, this epic finale to the Batman trilogy is just that: epic.
" Christopher Nolan. Starring: Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan..."

July 20, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Knockout performances by the three central characters and powerfully effective fight sequences are the key ingredients that spur this male weepie.
"...Directed by: Gavin O’Connor. Starring: Joel Edgerton, Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte, Jennifer Morrison, Frank Grillo and Kevin Dunn...."

Sept. 9, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Tom Cruise risks life and limb in one of the best missions yet
"...good effect, but it is greatly assisted by Rob Hardy’s fluid and kinetic cinematography. There are set-pieces in this..."

July 27, 2018 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Due Date
Road comedy hits the sweet spot with Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis.
"...Downey Jr. remind us of a bickering Laurel & Hardy digging themselves out of another fine mess. And we’re..."

Nov. 5, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Da Vinci Code
Faithful adaptation of Dan Brown's bestseller treats the novel as if it were a sacred text even though it's basically a Hardy Boys mystery dressed up in provocative attire.
"...The Da Vinci Code is really nothing but the Hardy Boys dressed up in the provocative attire of questioning..."

May 26, 2006 Movie Review by Steve Davis

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