I wish there were two awards for best actor this year. Boseman and Hopkins are both so great. The Father is the best film I have ever seen dealing with Alzheimer's, it isn't even close. By sending the viewer through the point of view of Hopkins we are able to get a sense of confusion and helplessness. Coleman is great, as usual, but Hopkins is on another level here, probably the best he has ever been, and I swore I…
The cast here is absolutely stacked, and all of them are pretty great here. The unfortunate thing however, is the plot of this is mundane and unoriginal. There are too many of these DC thrillers that all have the same tone and familiar plot. Don't get me wrong when it is done right these type of films are great, sadly State of Play isn't one of them. I can't totally knock this though, it is a decent time just for the acting.
And extra points for a character in here with my last name!
I was not excited to start this movie. I kind of hated the first one and expected pretty much the same here. Mel Gibson is still shitty. How ironic his character here is so against white power, for him, only a couple years later to spout anti-semtic statements. Pesci is the main factor that makes this better than the first. He is hilarious and plays off of Gibson and Glover very well. While this isn't the best action movie ever, it still works, and is a lot better than the first.
Howards End is a long, slow film that lacks any real tension or drama. Although that may be the case, it sure is nice to look at. The set designs and locations are wonderful. I love Hopkins and Thompson so spending time with them is worth the time. The story of class is done well, however it didn't need 2 and half hours to make its point.
Robin Williams is great as a lonely sociopath. A great look into loneliness and obsession. The beginning of this film is slow, however once it starts to unravel it takes a turn. The story probably could have been set-up a little better, however the performance by Williams and the ending make up for most of the flaws of this film.