Playing lead roles in biopics of Robert Mazur and Dalton Trumbo in The Infiltrator and Trumbo, respectively, hasn’t stopped Bryan Cranston pursuing parts and crafting his considerable talents which require him to transform himself, in spirit, into real-life characters. In All the Way, Cranston encapsulates the 36th President of the United in the harshest and most honest way possible.
A twinkling symphony of subtlety and tragedy, director Pablo Larrain delivers a lesson in how to make a biopic. The secret, it seems, is to tell a story we know so well as if it’s the first time it’s ever been told.
Danny Boyle’s effort to reunite the original cast of a film which enjoyed a massive amount of success to make it’s sequel 20 years down the road should be applauded.