Mr. Ripley: Loving John Malkovich

Watched Mr Ripley, starring John Malkovich, on IFC yesterday. Excellent movie! Ripley is one of those highly controlled, repellent yet charming sociopaths who bury their ruthlessness until needed. Hannibal Lechter on a very good day, kinda. (He’s also the same Ripley who appeared in The Talented Mr. Ripley, now a few years older.)
Malkovich excels in playing these kinds of villains, and he’s in fine form in this little flick, sparring with an excellent cast. The madness he showed when he played ” Pale on stage in Burn This many years ago peeps through in this performance as well.