I am launching this blog on the afternoon before the Oscars. I know Lincoln will win for best picture but I have to say that Silver Linings Playbook was a delight. I loved the deeply flawed characters and the wonderful message it has for all of us who find ourselves just a little bit crazy at times. A certain place, a certain time, certain foods, unlike anything else, yet the warmth of the love and respect and livelihood are delightfully authentic. Not so much of a fan of The Miserables as I felt miserable afterwords.