Criterion First Watches, February 2020

The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne The Man Who Came To Dinner Jezebel Daughters of the Dust Stranger By The Lake Purple Noon Sunrise: A Song Of Two Humans The Court Jester Desert Hearts Something Wild Oliver* A Matter of Life and Death Cléo from 5 to 7 Dark Victory Gold Diggers of 1933 The…

Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.

“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up….

This is a love story.

In case it wasn’t clear, I’m very into holiday traditions. And just as I spend Christmas with Angela Lansbury as Mrs. Santa Claus and New Year’s with Renée Zellweger as Bridget Jones, I spend Valentine’s Day with Meryl Streep as Julia Child (often as part one of a double-feature with another of my favorite of…