Another Stupendous Turn From Mr. Hopkins

So good in “The Two Popes,” Anthony Hopkins is apparently equally fine in “The Father,” which has unspooled at Sundance. Todd McCarthy writes: ‘The best film about the wages of aging since Amour eight years ago, The Father takes a bracingly insightful, subtle and nuanced look at encroaching dementia and the toll it takes on those in close proximity to the afflicted. Fronted by a stupendous performance from Anthony Hopkins as a proud Englishman in denial of his condition, this penetrating work marks an outstanding directorial debut by the play’s French author Florian Zeller and looks to be a significant title for Sony Classics domestically later in the year.’

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