Power Players

This week’s MSN DVD column looks at “Rampart” and “Albert Nobbs”, two films that would be very different if they hadn’t starred Woody Harrelson and Glenn Close, respectively.

I mean, I can see Oren Moverman making “Rampart” with someone else as the intense, highly questionable authority figure Officer Dave — Aaron Eckhart, maybe — but Harrelson puts so much of himself into the role that such thought experiments seem almost insulting.

And as you’ll see, “Albert Nobbs” probably wouldn’t even exist without the participation of co-writer/producer/star Glenn Close … though in the long run, I think I’d probably be okay with that.

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