Two Oscar nominees in the same movie is usually cause for celebration, but not so much with "Albert Nobbs," one of six movies opening in Salt Lake City this weekend.
"Albert Nobbs" stars Glenn Close in the title role: A fastidious head waiter at a 19th-century Irish hotel who's hiding a big secret – that he's really a woman. Close and Janet McTeer, as a journeyman painter also masquerading as a man, are really good. But the movie, directed by Rodrigo Garcia, doesn't tell a story worthy of those performances.
The weekend's best movie is "A Dangerous Method," an intelligent look at the relationship between pioneering psychologists Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen) and Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender), and between Jung and a patient-turned-colleague (Keira Knightley). Director David Cronenberg and screenwriter Christopher Hampton smartly detail how the personal interplay influenced their theories about psychoanalysis – while also getting kinky with Jung's affair with Knightley's character.