February 18, 2016

Directed by: Jay Roach; Starring: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren; Genre: Biography, Drama; Age: +12; Time: 124min

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 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.