'Wolf Hall' Is A Masterful Study Of Power And Politics

April 2, 2015 5:16 PM

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'Wolf Hall' Is A Masterful Study Of Power And Politics

Early on in “Wolf Hall,” Thomas Cromwell (Mark Rylance) confronts someone who deeply wronged him in the past.

“Confront” may not be the right word. Few words are exchanged between two reticent men. At one point, Cromwell picks up a hammer and holds it casually, or maybe not so casually. But the hammer isn’t the focus of the scene. The weight of unspoken words occupies the foreground of this deceptively quie...

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