I’m afraid it’ll never get any better than this for Ben Kingsley. There was his acclaimed debut performance in Gandhi, of course, and his delicious (but curiously buried) performance in David Jones‘ Betrayal, a fierce, above-average performance in Elegy (which I always call The Dying Animal) and his landmark supporting performance in Schindler’s List. But they never came close to pushing the zeitgeist button like Don Logan did. Kingsley is obviously working all the time and hammering away, but effort, prestige and considerable talent aren’t enough. You have to be lucky. The Gods have to be with you, and so far they’ve really and truly had Kingsley’s back only once.