In Defense of Passion Over Talent, B Movies, and the So-Bad-It's-Good Work of Art

Bad films are more than background noise or forgettable insomnia buffers. I’ve come to genuinely cherish these films, as much as I enjoy my arthouse indies and my cinematic masterpieces.

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Genre-fying Mental Illness [II]: the Disenfranchised, Disillusioned Lone Wolf

Pop culture is drawn to the seething, simmering man on the edge, whose underlying violence could turn outward, at any given moment.

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On Sympathetic Men and Frigid Women: Relationship Dysfunction in Wes Anderson's Filmography

How come, despite the fact that they are supposed to be the focal point of his criticism, the men of Wes Anderson’s movies are somehow more sympathetic than the women who surround them?

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Genre-fying Mental Illness [I]: the Beautiful-Damaged Girl

The inherent message [is] heard loud and clear: high art and high fashion can be made from the most harrowing, most heartbreaking moments ... with no one pausing to consider the baffling disrespect of it all.

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