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March 20, 2014 5:23 pm
The First Cuckoo of Spring award is hotly contested this week. Don’t overlook Labor Day. A glammed-down Kate Winslet, trailing clouds of cooking steam from Mildred Pierce, plays a sex-starved divorced house-mum who takes in bleeding escaped convict Josh Brolin. I haven’t read Joyce Maynard’s original novel. But did it really contain a scene (so like Ghost’s pottery wheel) in which Brolin makes a sexy, gooey, steaming peach pie, while lecturing expertly on the components for perfect pastry? The scene – indeed the whole movie – may become a candidate for camp mini-classic status.
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