Saw a Couple of Very Good Movies Today --
The first was Charlie Wilson's War, which works well, a nice blend of humor, based-on-fact drama, solid dialogue (via Aaron Sorkin), and lots of very good acting. And yeah, Philip Seymour Hoffman steals every scene he is in.
The other was The Great Debaters, which I thought was going to be an okay rousing drama, but which turns out to be much more than that.
Combined, the movies have 5 Best Actor/Best Actress winners between them. And all 5 are very solid.
No deep analysis; it's my day off. Just two movies worth checking out.