When Jonathan Demme left us last month, cinephiles all over the world were in mourning. We felt we knew this man. His films were like old friends, because they so clearly believed in us. " Something Wild ," " The Silence of the Lambs ," "The Manchurian Candidate," " Rachel Getting Married " ... these films get mighty dark before they resolve but it never mattered because he was always being honest about our shortcomings as a species; he really and truly loved us. Yes, we could be cruel and stupid and violent, but we could love each other unlike any other species because we do it knowing how awful it is to be human sometimes.