“The Father,” June 26, 2021 (2020), DVD. Anthony Hopkins won an Oscar for best actor for this difficult role and it is quite remarkable. Based on Florian Zeller’s play (he co-wrote the screenplay and directs), Hopkins plays Anthony, a man in his 80s who is sliding deeper into dementia. His daughter Anne (Olivia Coleman in a great turn), her partners, real or not (Rufus Sewell, Mark Gatiss), a caregiver, Laura, (Imogene Potts), and another woman (Olivia Williams) are living with and responding to his moody slide. All are remarkable but this is Hopkins’ Anthony’s show. His “leaves are falling off” and we are there to watch this from his and their points of view. It is disorienting but brilliant, and Hopkins is, by turns, tragic and scary. This is a painful and rewarding experience as a viewer. Once again, the special features on the DVD provided real insight.