Monday, April 12, 2010
MOVIE OF THE WEEK: The Last Station
I didn’t see anything worthy of “Movie of the Week” this week, so I chose a movie I saw a couple weeks back – “The Last Station”. This movie left a lasting impression on me, I am still thinking about it. A major reason was the performance of Helen Mirren. Damn, that woman can act! She really threw herself into this character and you cannot help but feel for her. You really experience the intense frustration of someone who feels their life is being taken away from them and no one seems to care. In addition to Mirren, the rest of cast is superb, including an equally strong performance by Christopher Plummer and expectedly good performances from Paul Giamatti and James McAvoy. I really don’t understand how this film didn’t get more attention in the Oscar race. To me, this film had everything – great scrip, excellent cast, art direction, costume design. “The Blind Side” was nominated for Best Picture. Enough said.