New Year’s Day tends to be pretty quiet around our house. Oh, sometimes there’s brunch — we’re not savages — but just as often there’s a long lie-in followed by an even longer movie. Kate and I started the tradition a few years back with “Lawrence of Arabia”; on this snowless day, I’m thinking “Doctor Zhivago” might be just the thing.
Torontonians who’d like to make “Lawrence” their first film of 2011 can do so in style; it’s screening this afternoon in 70mm at the Lightbox. I did my best to let people know about it over at the NOW site, but if you’re a regular here, you’ve heard all the arguments before — best movie ever, spectacular visuals that demand to be seen on a big screen, yadda yadda yadda.
It really is that good, you know. Go and see it. And even if you choose to do something else today, do have a happy new year. We’ve all earned it.