Richard Gere, star of Arbitrage (screening Jan. 12 & 13), has been nominated for a 2013 Golden Globe Best Actor Award. Manohla Dargis of the New York Times writes about Gere’s performance, “Mr. Gere is one of cinema’s great walkers, graced with a suggestively predatory physical suppleness, and he slips through the movie like a panther. He’s the film’s most deluxe item.”
The Golden Globes take place Jan. 13 and will be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. http://www.goldenglobes.org/2012/12/nominations-2013/
Working in the world of finance, where the almighty dollar reigns, it’s easy to forget that not all things can be bought and sold. Part thriller and part character study, Arbitrage tells the story of a financial mogul at the top of his game and in the process of selling his empire when things start to unravel. Writer/director Nicholas Jarecki’s thoughtful indictment of the self-interested capitalist mentality owes a lot to Gere’s performance—as well as a supporting cast of Tim Roth, Brit Marling, and Susan Sarandon. But it’s also the level of restraint shown in its condemnation of Gere’s character that makes the film feel like a genuine story and not a sermon.