Saw 2 good movies. Both are old-fashioned epics. There Will Be Blood–a story of greed w/out redemption–is from Paul Thomas Anderson, the brilliant director of the classic Boogie Nights. Atonement is a poignant tale of lost love & dreams unrealized.
1. Read an incredible op-ed in the NY Times on the Byzantine world of Benazir Bhutto. For me it shines new lite on her. Particularly note her brother’s mysterious murder.After reading this, I think about her young son & husband–who are very much alive & in control–& a Luciano/Lansky-style double-bank.