' Cinema Romantico: Saying What I Want To Say Without Me Having To Say It

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Saying What I Want To Say Without Me Having To Say It

I apologize in advance for any Kate Winslet overload I may be causing but I have never been as excited for an Academy Awards (and I, unlike the snot-nosed critics who moan about them and then watch them anyway, am always excited about them) simply because this could finally be, in the words of Time Magazine's Mark Marris, "Kate Winslet's moment."

Thus, rather than blather myself, I encourage you to read Mr. Harris's fantastic ode to my favorite actress. A sample: "In an industry that insists that most actresses remain giggly, pliable and princessy well into middle age, Winslet has somehow avoided that pigeonhole entirely. She doesn't play girls; she never really has. She plays women. Unsentimentalized, restless, troubled, discontented, disconcerted, difficult women."

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