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My thought on today

My thought on today

Many remember her as a serial bride, creator of the Diamonds fragrance, star of “Cleopatra” and “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” To me, though, she’ll always be Martha, the meaner, boozier half of the spitefully witty, warring duo that cement “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” into place as one of my all-time favorite films. Rest in peace, Elizabeth. 

All the single men in the afterlife better lock their doors.

My thought on today

My thought on today

My thought on today

News that is the opposite of good (but it isn’t all bad, either)

Remember way back in 1998 when “One True Thing” came out? I never cared for it at first. Then a subsequent viewing revealed layers of meaning I hadn’t bothered to notice before, both in the performances of the actors (especially Meryl Streep) and in the story. Kate’s cancer isn’t so much a plot point as it is a catalyst that moves her family members to different kinds of action. In the process all the lies and bullshit and half-truths get pushed aside, and people become who they pretend they are not. The truth comes out. Cancer can be as great a revelator as time.

Maybe the reason I can see this aspect of the film now so clearly is the same reason I’ve been absent for several weeks: My family has been dealing with a lung cancer diagnosis, and of course the one way I know to explain it is to couch it in movie terms. So for those few of you who are still hanging on to this now-sporadic blog, thank you for your patience, and I hope that you can find time (hey, there’s not always much new stuff to read here!) to send a few good thoughts our way. I hope to get back to reviewing movies soon, if only as a way to retain my sanity. 

My thought on today

My thought on today

My thought on today

My thought on today