IN THE MASTER
With his visceral, wrung-out turn as a drunken drifter looking for acceptance, Phoenix is already the Oscar front-runner to beat.
In a film brimming with amoral swells, Parker’s humble Jimmy grabs attention with his honesty and loyalty. He’s the guy I’d call in a serious pinch.
IN THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER
Brilliant as the bad seed in We Need to Talk About Kevin, Miller proves he can be just as arresting with charm and wit.