Monday, December 1, 2014

Movie of the Month: Cold Mountain

As winter rears it's ugly head, the 2003 Civil War drama depicted one of the worst winters and one of the most gut wrenching stories as the backdrop to the tale of Cold Mountain. The epic drama set during the end of the Civil War showcases an all-star cast including Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renee Zellweger, Natalie Portman, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Donald Sutherland, Brendan Gleeson, Ray Winstone, Jack White, Kathy Baker and Giovanni Ribisi, among others to bring Anthony Minghella's film to life. The film tells the tale of Law's character who goes off to fight the war and then his trials and tribulations to return home to his love, Kidman, while also telling her tale as her man is gone. The epic, which was nominated for a slew of Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Editing, and took home Best Supporting Actress (Zellwegger), is a timeless film that as the holidays and snow will prepare to bury us in our homes, this is one picture that could be watched again and again to keep you warm doing those cold winter nights.