CAST: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Elle Fanning, John Goodman DIRECTOR: Jay Roach CAPTIONED ON WEDNESDAYS - 2016 Oscar Nominee
In 1947, Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) was Hollywood's top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. TRUMBO (directed by Jay Roach) recounts how Dalton used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice of the blacklist, which entangled everyone from gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) to John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger.
Cranston's performance is the motor that runs "Trumbo," and that motor never idles, never flags in momentum or magnetism or idealistic scorn.Ty Burr, Boston Globe
Trumbo reminds us of a very dark time in America as well as Hollywood. Important but also hugely entertaining. Bryan Cranston nails it.Pete Hammond, Deadline Hollywood Daily