Thursday, 18 February 2016
Dalton Trumbo was one of ten screenwriters blacklisted from Hollywood in the 1950s following the infamous hearings of the House Un-American Activities Committee.
'Trumbo' portrays how the writer was drawn into these events, how he worked in barely concealed secrecy to circumvent the blacklisting and how his family were affected by his behaviour and notoriety.
Bryan Cranston is especially impressive in the title role.
The film is an interesting re-creation of those times but sadly lacks a tension which would have lifted it above the average.