The triumph of 'Trumbo'

Dalton Trumbo won an Oscar for writing the 1956 film "The Brave One." He didn't personally accept the award until nearly 20 years later, because he'd worked under a pseudonym. He was one of the most outspoken of the Hollywood Ten, blacklisted for refusing to testify about Communist sympathizers during the Cold War. In the hands of "Austin Powers" director Jay Roach, "Trumbo" (R, Universal) has enough amusing moments to buoy a story that should never be forgotten. Bryan Cranston embodies the witty, mustachioed, righteously bombastic screenwriter so effectively you'll forget about Cranston's Emmy-winning role as Walter White in "Breaking Bad."

Kristin Tillotson