“Genius” is brilliant! Was there no publicity for this movie? I recall not one mention of a terrific film. Of course one expects excellent portrayals by Colin Firth, Jude Law, and Nicole Kidman. They deliver beyond any reasonable expectations.

Each character is believable and every scene assembles the life story of author Thomas Wolfe. I should know this tale of a famous writer who called North Carolina home, and now I am so happy that I do.

“Genius” is strong competition for “Fences” as my best movie of 2017 – one month into the year. Even though I raved about the latter, I’ll now declare “Genius” to be the better,  Astounding historical portrayal gets my nod over pure fiction, even the gripping drama provided by Fences.  Whether they are 1 and 2, or 1A and 1B, it’s clear that I value dialog over non-stop action, and deeply human stories more than plot lines alone.