I just saw the movie, All is Lost, with Robert Redford. If you haven’t seen it already, find a way. It is an amazing tour de force and a film you may not see the likes of again.
Set in the middle of the ocean with one actor and almost no dialogue, it is a refreshing return to the power film can hold when conveying a story through simplicity and poignancy.
Kudos to all involved, especially Robert Redford.
Redford’s acting has been called by some a stellar performance. In many ways it goes beyond that. Few actors could hold a screen and an audience for that long during such physicality and absence of dialogue and do so with such strength and subtlety. Bravo, Mr. Redford!
Personally I feel that if the Academy does not give this coming year’s Oscar for Best Actor to Robert Redford then I think the Academy has lost it way on its journey to celebrating true excellence.
A huge thank you goes to Robert Redford for the opportunity of watching brilliance at work.
And to the Academy – here’s your chance to do the right thing!