This two-part series will largely live off being the first serious portrayal of Donald Trump. Gleeson is extraordinarily captivating in front of camera, giving Trump an unprecedented level of nuance. You can almost see Trump’s emptiness inside, you feel how much he needs attention, and almost anguish when he doesn’t get it. It even feels like the filmmakers are so aware of how good Gleeson is, they occasionally frame him in an extreme-close up when he’s talking just to capture…
This isn’t really a review, just thoughts:
I read the book many months ago and absolutely loved it. Arguably my favourite book of all time. It was a brilliant exploration of psychological depredation through specifically linguistic techniques.
It was hard to imagine how the book’s stunning twists and turns could be replicated in cinematic form. However, given the visual elements of the book were so vivid, I could easily conceive of what was happening and therefore thought some talented director…
This film was filled with a brilliant cast that performed sensationally, with Jack Nicholson as the lead role delivering sheer perfection to each and every scene creating the atmosphere for the viewer. A phenomenal performance by Nicholson, supported by a terrific ensemble of actors. Milos Foreman created a genuine masterpiece. The correlation and relationship with the characters along with the breathtaking ambiance makes you feel you are experiencing the dealings and events that transpire amongst the institute, your compassion for…