29 Candles

2020 Birthday Expectation: 2020 Birthday Reality: Had originally planned to be spending my birthday this year in Thailand/Cambodia and then, when that seemed untenable, Hawaii. Instead I’ll be spending it quarantined in my apartment, working diligently to make sure I still have a job next month. Guess they can’t all be special. Maybe next year….

All-Time Favorite Actresses, Vol. XXIX

Elizabeth Banks Jessica Brown Findlay Pat Carroll Daveigh Chase Pauline Collins Shelley Duvall Mirielle Enos Aisling Franciosi  Glenne Headley Judith Hoag Jennifer Jason Leigh Charlotte Le Bon Catherine McCormack Annie Murphy Léa Seydoux Ruth Sheen Elaine Stritch Uma Thurman Sophie Turner Michaela Watkins Casey Wilson Rita Wilson xx JB

Viewing Diary, April 2020

Film: Changeling View from the Top Away We Go The Station Agent A Raisin in the Sun Shirley Valentine War of the Worlds Adventureland The Savages Dan in Real Life Where the Wild Things Are Arthur (1981) The Horse Whisperer Mr. Holmes The Purple Rose of Cairo New York, New York Me and You and…

All-Time Favorite Actresses, Vol. XXVIII

Rachel Bilson Shirley Booth Hilarie Burton Kimberly Elise Susie Essman Adèle Exarchopoulos Allie Grant Adèle Haenel Daryl Hannah Kim Hunter Carol Kane Bethany Joy Lenz Tina Majorino Mary McDonnell Noémie Merlant  Lesley Nicol Gilda Radner Anne Ramsey Autumn Reeser Lois Smith Emily VanCamp xx JB