We’ve had a number of these Name That Flicks, and when I was researching this I realized that all of our headliners have been women so far. So, thought I, why not mix it up and give the men a go? To that end, we begin with a beautiful man, inside and out, an actor of profound skill and gravity, who seems to take even the smallest roles and imbue them with magic and honesty. I give you the one, the only, Jeffrey Wright. Mmmm. Those kind eyes. What a snack.
And let’s pair him with another beautiful, talented person. The captivating Thandie Newton.
I’ll cheer myself up by adding James Cromwell to the game.
Any idea yet? Last week was quite challenging, so I thought I’d go easier this week and now I’m not sure that I have. Let’s add a quick three-shot and see if it helps.
And Richard Dreyfuss.
That should pretty much give it away, right? No? Not yet? Okay here’s three more.
And Colin Hanks.
I’m seeing that this feels very random. Almost Coen Brothers-esque. That’s probably because the director of this movie is a bit of a wildcard himself. I won’t tell you his name, but it rhymes with Gulliver Drone. Sort of. Okay, fine. I will tell you the director’s name.
No, it’s not JFK. But because that really narrows it down, let’s just roll out the rest of the cast and let the chips fall where they may.
The indomitable Ellen Burstyn.
The remarkable Elizabeth Banks.
And good ol’ boy Josh Brolin.
And the flick is…W.