There is an old saying: where there is smoke, there is fire.
Since January 2017, there has been smoke coming out of the White House. Now there is fire.
In what can only be described as a pathetic attempt to steal the election, you know who called Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger over the weekend. To make a long story short, he both threatened and cajoled Mr. Raffensperger to find just enough votes that would swing the results to his favor.
In addition, in a move that is typical of the brownnosers around him, several Republicans defended the conversation. Once more they have put their careers and the priorities of their political party over the needs and the wants of the country.
While all of this is happening, there is a tiny little bug called Covid-19 going around. It has killed over 300,000 Americans and is predicted to take more than 400,000 lives by March. It is also not a surprise that you know who lashed out and blamed advisor/son-in-law Jared Kushner for both the election loss and the mess that is testing for the virus. This man would throw his own mother under the bus if it helped him in some way.
Thank G-d January 20th is in 16 days. It can’t get here soon enough.
Living with Alzheimer’s is not easy for both the person is who is suffering and their loved ones.
The TV movie, Elizabeth is Missing, premiered last night on PBS. Maude Horsham (Glenda Jackson) is a woman in her later years who has been diagnosed with with early onset Alzheimer’s. When her friend and neighbor, Elizabeth (Maggie Steed) disappears, Maud is convinced that something sinister has happened to her. While she doggedly tries to put the pieces together, everyone around her thinks that Maud has lost her marbles. There is also the question of what happened to Maude’s older sister, Sukey (Sophie Rundle), who went missing decades ago.
What I liked about this TV movie is that is that we see the world through Maud’s eyes. When it comes to narratives where one of the characters has Alzheimer’s, the perspective is usually on the family members, not the person who is living with the disease. As a viewer, it made me sympathetic to Maud because I saw and heard what she saw and heard.
The problem is, however, is that the drama is not as high stakes as it is made out to be. Granted, in terms of mystery dramas, it is low key. But I wish that there was just a little more meat on the narrative bones.
Do I recommend it? Maybe.
Elizabeth is Missing is available for streaming on the PBS website.
This hobby blog is dedicated to movie nerdom, nostalgia, and the occasional escape. In the late 90s, I worked at Blockbuster Video where they let me take home two free movies a day. I caught up on the classics and wrote movie reviews for Denver 'burbs newspapers and magazines. Today, I continue to revisit the old and discover the new on the screen. Comments and dialogue are highly encouraged. This year, I'm excited to collaborate with other writers via SLICETHELIFE, in which we will share our movie genre favorites in our 2021 Movie Draft!