Roy Cohn is just a fascinating character I watched this movie after watching the two documentaries and found James Woods portrayal to be eerily accurate. Joe Don Baker actually turns Senator McCarthy into a somewhat sympathetic character. Royalty was Roy Cohn's Mantra and in spite of his excesses, it isn't all that bad a concept.
The portion with Joe Welch is interesting because Joe Welch was a ham in his own right and parlayed this performance before McCarthy into the role of a judge into a movie.
I think James Woods got the acting job because he and Roy have the same mouth.
The movie is exhausting to watch and no one is likeable in the movie so there is really no emotional connection to anyone while you are watching it. Probably a great movie to watch if you're on cocaine
A puff piece on Pavarotti. He enjoyed the aclaim of millions while somewhat abandoning his affections for his wife and kids. He had a number of mistresses that were overlooked. For a more detailed review please read his managers book by Howard Breslin which is a fascinating read. Franco Corelli was actually a much more interesting figure and word has it that his story will be coming out over the next year or two