Trumbo

Trumbo ★★★½

This shit is still happening. Sits alongside Suffragette as another of 2015's well intentioned, important message films that doesn't quite hit the cinematic heights it could and should have. Not least because when you play fast and loose with some facts (as done with Eddie G in this film) it calls in to question all facts and the filmmakers in charge of a movie about Dalton Trumbo and the Hollywood blacklist should have known better than that. Cranston is solid and Trumbo is painted as a flawed heroic rebel but as for highlights I can't help but love the mocking of John Wayne as a coward and a bad actor.

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