Richard Jewell
First screened in December 2019
Director: Clint Eastwood. Cast: Paul Walter Hauser, Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde, Jon Hamm, Kathy Bates, Nina Arianda, Alex Collins, Alan Heckner, Desmond Phillips, Grant Roberts, Brian Brightman, Ian Gomez, Charles Green, Mike Pniewski, David Shae, Mike Wilson. Screenplay: Billy Ray (based on the article "American Nightmare: The Ballad of Richard Jewell" and the book The Suspect by Kent Alexander and Kevin Salwen).

Twitter Capsule: As often with Eastwood, a wide gamut of what works and what doesn't. Hauser impressed me. Wilde is off every rail.

VOR:   Captures how a legal process can simultaneously destroy a life and mire it in banal protocols, hang times, petty tiffs, and lucky or unlucky breaks.

Photo © 2019 Warner Bros./The Malpaso Company

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Supporting Actress: Kathy Bates

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Supporting Actress: Kathy Bates

Other Awards:
National Board of Review: Best Supporting Actress (Bates); Breakthrough Performance (Hauser)

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