For the last week or so, I’ve been at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). This is the first film festival I’ve ever been to, and also my first time in the city of Toronto. It’s been a treat both because the films have been largely exceptional, and my Airbnb landlord is a Canadian in […]

The Virtue of a Trash movie

There’s a famous essay by Pauline Kael about trash movies and art. One line was quite refreshing to hear from an academic: Perhaps the single most intense pleasure of moviegoing is this non-aesthetic one of escaping from the       responsibilities of having the proper responses required of us in our official (school) culture. […]

Logan and Suphero Flicks

Logan is undoubtedly one of the best Marvel/superhero movies ever. I re-watched it recently, and I then listened to an interview with the director. He brought up two points that I thought worth considering. He stressed the importance of getting an R rating. For those of you who’ve seen this movie, you know that the […]