Unable to sleep last night, I rose from my warm bed and settled down in front of the tv to clear my mind. I watched Raise the Red Lantern, which I'd recorded on Tivo several nights back. I was transfixed from the opening scene, nearly unable to move. Thoughts of The Yellow Wallpaper swirled in my head as I followed this magnificently-filmed story of a young woman's marriage to a wealthy landowner. I cannot think of a movie that has so moved me, so transfixed me with its story, its characters, its costumes, or its cinematography. Raise the Red Lantern is easily one of the best movies I've ever seen, and has installed itself on my list of all-time favorite films. I would tell you more, but I could never do it justice. You simply must see it.