Javier Bardem already owns an Oscar (for "No Country for Old Men"), but he rightfully was in the running for another one for his fine work in director and co-screenwriter Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's profile of a man trying to get his affairs in order.
As played by Bardem, he's a felon, and also a father ... and once he's informed that he doesn't have long to live, he tries to do what's right for those around him. However, he finds the two sides of his existence foiling many of his immediate plans. DVD extras: theatrical trailer; "making-of" documentary. *** (R: AS, N, P) (Also on Blu-ray)Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times