Robert Altman, the prolific, wildly uneven, but sometimes brilliant film director died last night at the age of 81. “McCabe and Mrs. Miller,” “M*A*S*H,” and “The Long Goodbye” are three of my favorite movies of all-time. Oh yeah, and “Nashville” was pretty formidable too, wasn’t it? Some found Altman’s inimitable style–which featured over-lapping dialogue, and meandering narratives–pretenteous, but in his best work, it was refreshing and poignant. Rest in Peace, Big Dog, and thank you for all the wonderful cinematic moments.