Film Forum Suggests: The big surprise at the Oscar ceremony on Sunday night was the four wins for “Parasite,” a film from South Korea. The real surprise was that it won Best International Film, and then it also won Best Picture, and Best Director, on top of its win for Best Screenplay! And few have seen it. I checked with Regal Cinema and it will be here on Friday, today, at 1:20 and 7:20 PM, at least through next week. The Times says it has larger subtitles, as well. "
"The Color Purple" returns to theatres Feb. 23 for two screenings in honor of the film's 35th anniversary. Screenings are at the Regal Theatre at 1:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Let us embrace, and from this very moment vow an eternal misery. [Thomas Otway from “The Orphan”]
Hamlet: Remember, our first Winter Special Event will be the showing of Kenneth Branagh’s “Hamlet,” all 242 minutes (4 hours). It is the only time the entire play has been filmed. If you haven’t seen it, it will take your breath away. Next Friday, Feb 21 at 10 AM, lunch break around noon, then the second half after. Trust me, Branagh has a magic touch for Shakespeare, along with his friend Richard Eyre, both veterans of the finest of England’s Shakespeare and classic theaters. Check with the office to see if we have any seats left.
I never knew what real happiness was until I got married. And by then it was too late. [Max Kauffman]
Happy Valentine’s Day, all you old romantics out there. Love never dies, according to Andrew Lloyd Webber, but let’s not test that, OK? Since chocolate is a well-known vegetable, the large box of Russell Stover or Sarris should go over well with your beloved. I close this week’s column with a lovely poem that could have been written by man or woman. It has the scent of universal themes. Oh, and by the way, the little quips between sections here are from my new, teeny, tiny “One Liners” book. I hope you enjoy them.
Every man should have a wife, because sooner or later something will go wrong that he can’t blame on the government. [Graffito]
On This Day
© Holly Perkins
Published: February 2006
To some people, February 14th is just another day.
For me, this is a day to take time and say... I love you.
Stop, and think what we've been through and how much our love grew.
Yes, we fight,
And I've lied,
But never forget for you I would die.
Every day I see your beautiful, smiling face,
And there are moments that I stare and you take my breath away
and leave me with nothing to say.
On this special day,
I ask myself how it is possible to love a person so much.
My heart has been permanently touched.
All the tears and pain seem to go away.
The pieces of my heart that were chiseled away, you make them okay.
Once there was a deep, dark hole nobody could touch,
Until you came and filled it with all your love.
On this special day I want you to know,
I love you
More than I could write down, tell, explain, or even try to show
In this life or the next.
I've done things I regret,
And they hurt you inside and made you cry,
But let those things die,
Not you and I.
I want to be with you the rest of my life,
Until the day I say goodbye.
So on this Valentine's Day I want to say,
I love you and will always be with you.
My Love to Everyone!