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The Father review (2020)

Dir. Florian Zeller

Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman.

By: Steve Pulaski

Rating: ★★★★

I nearly made it through The Father — a new film about a man battling dementia, recently nominated for a half-dozen Oscars — without shedding a tear. Then came the climax. The inevitable doesn’t necessarily happen, but it wasn’t even that aspect that made me cry. It was one of many powerful moments from Anthony Hopkins, whose character finally realizes he’s lost touch with reality around him. He begins to weep, crying out for his mommy in front of his nurse. I bawled. Truth be told, I’ll probably go out in similar fashion. Funny how even the toughest little boys and brawniest grown men always want their mothers when they’re scared or hurt.

Read the full review on Influx Magazine!

“The Father” (2020) Review

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About Steve Pulaski

Steve Pulaski has been reviewing movies since 2009 for a barrage of different outlets. He graduated North Central College in 2018 and currently works as an on-air radio personality in North Central Illinois. He also hosts a weekly movie podcast called "Sleepless with Steve," dedicated to film and the film industry, on his YouTube channel. In addition to writing, he's a die-hard Chicago Bears fan and has two cats, appropriately named Siskel and Ebert!

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