Kate Winslet gives an amazing performance in Todd Haynes’ Mildred Pierce as a woman who uses her mind, indulges her sexual desires, yet can’t begin to cope with her venal, betraying daughter.
This brilliant five-part miniseries is one of the best things I’ve seen on television in a long time; if you missed it, here’s my review.
And here’s a look at Mildred’s first meeting with caddish charmer Monty Beragon (Guy Pearce), who will become one of the most important and destructive men in her life.
Here Mildred is interviewed for a housekeeper’s job by the arrogant Mrs. Forrester (Hope Davis), who will cross paths with her again. (The series begins tonight on HBO.)