Mildred Pierce (2011)
The HBO miniseries Mildred
Pierce (2011) may be a remake of a Joan
Crawford star vehicle, but it differs from the original in two
ways. First, it’s 3 hours longer. Second, and more importantly, it’s got infinitely more skin. Director Todd Haynes has
re-imagined Mildred Pierce as an
incredibly detailed period piece set in Depression-era suburbia, starring Kate Winslet as the titular Mildred.
Mildred is a driven and independent woman who works her way up from a lowly
“hash joint” waitress to...