‘The Father’ Will Break Your Heart

Dementia film features Anthony Hopkins in top form

Apr 27 · 4 min read

By Todd Hill

Olivia Colman and Anthony Hopkins star in “The Father,” which earned Hopkins his second Oscar (for Best Actor), on six nominations. Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

(4 stars out of 5)

For some two decades now, we’ve been treated — if that’s the word — to several superlative films about dementia.

This year’s “The Father,” nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture and starring Anthony…