Room is one of the year's most surprising and touching movies, which could have never happened without Larson and Tremblay's totally believable performances that turn the story of a horrifying kidnapping into a celebration of the transcendent bonds between parents and their children.
Masterfully directed by Lenny Abrahamson and adapted from Emma Donoghue's best-selling book, Room won the People's Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival last month. The film is already getting fierce Oscar buzz.
Yes, the Heidi Chronicles always has been held up as a play about women -- which it is. For me, though, it has always also been about looking back, in sadness and in laughter, in order to keep moving forward. Whatever your gender.
Perhaps his clean-cut, boyish image obscured my ability to recognize the astonishing talent he possessed from the start. Regardless, I could see it now: Jeff Bridges has always been a lot more than a pretty face.
Georgia O'Keefe presents an interesting story but not a triumphant one. The interweaving of Stieglitz and O'Keefe's lives keeps the plot moving but never touches the heart or even the mind of the viewer.