The Two Popes
First screened in January 2020
Director: Fernando Meirelles. Cast: Jonathan Pryce, Anthony Hopkins, Juan Minujín, Lisandro Fiks, Germán de Silva, Cristina Banegas, Luis Gnecco, María Ucedo, Libero de Rienzo, Sidney Cole, Willie Jonah, Achille Brugnini, Federico Torre, Renato Scarpa, Sofia Cessak. Screenplay: Anthony McCarten (based on his play The Pope).

Twitter Capsule: A big, fat tub of I Can't Believe It's Not Cinema!, used to grease the grill at the McDonalds in St. Peter's Square.

VOR:   Fuzzy Wuzzy Was a Pope! Dramatizing congeniality across ideological difference is a worthy goal, but this is pure, insulting corn syrup.

Photo © 2019 Netflix

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C–

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Actor: Jonathan Pryce
Best Supporting Actor: Anthony Hopkins
Best Adapted Screenplay: Anthony McCarten

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Picture (Drama)
Best Actor (Drama): Jonathan Pryce
Best Supporting Actor: Anthony Hopkins
Best Screenplay: Anthony McCarten

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