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    In the Endless Mountains
    Albert Nobbs

    IMO Glenn Close should have won the Academy Award for this performace.

    Five-time Academy Award nominee Glenn Close plays the title character, a woman disguised as a man in order to work and survive in 19th century Ireland. Some thirty years after beginning this charade, she finds herself trapped in a prison of her own making as she seeks new love to change her life. The prestigious international cast includes Oscar nominee Janet McTeer, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Brenda Fricker and Brendan Gleason.

    “’Albert Nobbs’ is a film of great texture and tenderness, and the actors are a joy to behold.”-Detroit News

    The Kid with the Bike ........... brilliant !

    Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival, this deeply moving film delves into the emotional life of boy searching for his father. Determined to be reunited, the boy’s quest for his father becomes an odyssey as he travels by bicycle along busy streets in his single-minded pursuit. A kind-hearted woman, who generously agrees to watch over the boy, tries to tame his anger with love and acceptance. The film is filled with grace and a deep understanding of the complicated nature of love and loss. It reminds us that the most compelling stories are unfolding in real life rather than in outer space or some other place that cinema usually takes us.

    “Terrific…An edge-of-your-seat emotional roller coaster ride…often heart-rending and completely worth it…Not a second is wasted and every scene has a purpose.” -Salon
    Last edited by Statdawg; 04-22-2012 at 02:07 PM.
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