EW movie critic Lisa Schwarzbaum dubs Helen Mirren an Oscar contender for her role as Leo Tolstoy’s frustrated wife Sofya, struggling against her husband’s renouncement of wealth and sex, in the adaption of the novel The Last Station. The desperation and determination she conveys in the trailer alone has me concurring. Some performances are like that: In two minutes, you know.
How great is the trailer for The Last Station? (It’s nice to see a preview go all out and feel this complete because all the actors are on the same level — Christopher Plummer, Paul Giamatti, and James McAvoy costar.) Which trailers in the past have screamed Best Actor or Actress Oscar nom?