Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Capote the best film of 2005
I caught the biopic Capote over the weekend. I was floored, and I can't wait to see it again soon.
The acting was incredible, with Philip Seymour Hoffman a shoo-in to land a Best Actor Oscar nomination; unless he has enemies in Hollywood, he'll win it easily, which says a lot considering the other contenders this year.
Capote will also effortlessly garner a Best Picture nomination.
This film was an exercise in character study, allowing the viewer to see how simultaneously manipulative and vulnerable Truman Capote truly was. Catherine Keener was wonderful as Nelle Harper Lee, delivering a quiet but strong performance. The entire supporting cast was on their game, most notably Chris Cooper as Alvin Dewey and especially Clifton Collins Jr. as convicted killer Perry Smith.
In the near future, I will have a full review that hopefully comes close to doing this movie justice.