Earlier I confessed to my love Mary that I avoid the Sunday Routine column in the New York Times (she had just given a cold reading of a few entries from Henry Threadgill’s turn in a hilariously pompous voice), not only because the form makes everyone sound like a pretentious jackass, but also because it works on me too well: it induces the status envy the Times is so good at. My Sundays, I’m left feeling, aren’t nearly sophisticated (or deep) enough!
FIRST OFF—YEAH, it’s weird that Liam Neeson, who lost his wife, Natasha Richardson, to a ski accident in 2009, would elect to star in a movie as a man devastated by the loss of the woman he loves. In fairness, though, The Grey, a big-budget, Hollywood-does-Wrangell wilderness-survival epic that opens this month, is no meditation on life imitating art imitating mourning.
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