• Since I have an aversion to movies in which people say grace at the dinner table (not to the practice but to how movies use it to establish the moral strength of a household), the opening night montage of Sunday-night supper in one home after another in Waxahachie, Texas in 1935 - a whole community saying grace made me expect the worst.

    "Mirrors". Review of "Places in the Heart" on October 15, 1984. "State of the Art". Book by Pauline Kael, p. 246, 1985.