Just too cold to stay in last night and I dashed across town on my bike, Greg, to see ‘Doubt.’ It is understandably getting mixed reviews, obviously not to every taste because it is a movie with well constructed theatrical scenes, character driven dialogue and thoughtful performances.

Be warned holiday moviegoers- Nothing explodes, no one’s face gets pealed off, it is not about the apparently endlessly fascinating topic of serial killers, it doesn’t rob from classic films and it is not an animated fairy tale with famous voices phoning it in.

Even though it is very stagy, even has leaden symbolism, but how lucky are we, for $9to be able to see Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman, two of the finest actors working in films, face off in a Pulitzer Prize winning drama. Contrived, certainly, but well-made plays usually are.