Once again, I revisited A Prairie Home Companion, and once again, I came away with a profound respect for Altman, Keillor, and the cast.

I don’t know why this movies gets me the way it does, but it always succeeds. It’s got music, comedy, fart jokes, Lindsey Lohan, fictional characters, Minnesotans, angels, and is still somehow a beautiful meditation on death. I’m always touched when I see it.

If I were ever to write a critical analysis of a film, I think I’d probably choose this one. … either this or Death Proof (no foolin’, I think Death Proof, for all its flaws deserves a good critical study).

Glad to watch this again, 3 years after it came out and it still grabbed me like it did that first time at the Grand.