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11 May 2015 @ 03:11 pm
Picoreview: Woman in Gold  

Picoreview: Woman in Gold: well worth watching.

Woman in Gold is based on the true story of an Austrian Jew whose family artwork was stolen by the Nazi occupation, and her international legal battle, sixty years later, to get it back. Helen Mirren plays Maria Altmann and Ryan Reynolds plays her lawyer, Randol Schoenberg, who comes from a long line of highly distinguished Schoenbergs and who has thus far totally failed to make his mark.

And good god, Tatiana Maslany of Orphan Black plays the younger Altmann. That woman is an incredible chameleon. I had the vague idea I’d seen her before, but I never would have placed her. Good lord. Wow.

Anyway, Mirren is good, Reynolds is his usual affable self (I’m not particularly convinced he can act, although there were a couple of emotional moments in this where he was as good as I’ve ever seen him), and the story, which appears to be a reasonably accurate version of reality, is worth seeing it for.

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

Alix (Tersa): Hazel-Rah (tersa)tersa on May 11th, 2015 04:05 pm (UTC)
After S2 Orphan Black, the fact that Maslany keeps getting overlooked for some sort of Emmy is criminal. Good to see she's getting work outside of TV!
kitmizkit on May 11th, 2015 06:00 pm (UTC)
I was telling my parents about her, and about the concept of Orphan Black this weekend, and mentioned how she hadn't been nominated for any acting awards, and Mom said, "Maybe they're waiting to nominate her for best ensemble cast." :)