hr albert nobbs 1 Jan Wahl Movie Review: Sing Your Song & Albert Nobbs

(L-R) Mia Wasikowska & Glenn Close in "Albert Nobbs" (credit: Roadside Attractions)

You can hear KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl’s movie reviews on KCBS All News 740AM and 106.9FM Fridays at 8:53am & 4:53pm.

KCBS Entertainment Reporter Jan Wahl:


(CBS SF) – A shabby yet proud, genteel little hotel in Dublin Ireland, circa 1890. A quiet butler hard at work. His job is twice as difficult and demanding because he is hiding a secret.

He is actually she, in disguise as a man because of the lack of protection for women fearing domestic violence, child abuse and rape.

When she meets other women living the same lie, though, her outlook changes. Albert Nobbs actually starts to believe that happiness may be possible.

janwahlhats 03 Jan Wahl Movie Review: Sing Your Song & Albert NobbsThree hats – and a special hats off for Glenn Close – getting this movie made, a true passion project for her and enlightening and important for the audience.


Harry Belafonte wasn’t satisfied to live his life simply as a movie star and world class singer – he was determined to take his fame and access and use it against his view of social injustice. From the civil rights struggles of the 60’s to hunger and famine here and overseas to apartheid South Africa, this man was marching, speaking, singing and walking the walk as well as talking the talk. Inspiring, intelligent, four hats.

See Now:The Artist,” “The Iron Lady,” “The Descendants,” “Hugo,” “A Dangerous Method,” “My Week With Marilyn.”

Watch On Video/DVD:50/50,” “Midnight In Paris.”

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