Remember how the public needed the escape and distraction of motion pictures during the Great Depression? Maybe that's why I went looking for a good movie to go see in the days ahead, rather than waiting to see it via Netflix. I actually found one that I definitely won't miss, starring two excellent actors, Viggo Mortensen and Ed Harris:
Viggo Mortensen and his shotgun in 'Appaloosa'
Mortensen doesn't miss an opportunity to take a potshot at the Bush admin. He does it again when he's talking about his role in another movie entitled "GOOD." He's not only a fine actor, but he's a smart one, too.
In "Good," which also played the Toronto festival, Mortensen stars as a novelist, professor and all-around decent man who is gradually lured into Nazi complicity in 1930s and '40s Germany.
"It's about trying to make the right choices, but then you go along a little, then a little more, and then you try to justify what you've gone along with," Mortensen said. "Just like what happens in any country. Even now, I'm sure over the past eight years there are people that kind of go, `I voted for that guy twice,' or as a legislator, `I can't believe I allowed that law to compromise on another piece of legislation.' It all adds up to changes where you say, `If I had known eight years ago what all these little choices would have added up to, then I wouldn't have made so many of them."