>TOM HULCE While he could get lost in the crowd of fine Parenthood performances, the Amadeus star dissembles neatly as Jason Robards’s misguided son.
ZAKES MOKAE The exiled South African actor and everybody else in A Dry White Season is in danger of being overshadowed by the huge presence of Marlon Brando. But it’s Mokae who grounds the film solidly in the terrible plight of his homeland.
DIANNE WIEST Peter Falk and Emily Lloyd get most of the screen time, for better or worse, but Wiest, as a career woman whose career is being a mobster’s mistress, is the real confection of Cookie. And don’t overlook her in Parenthood either.