Ruminations IV

Our Netflix page has autogenerated a category for “Movies starring Steve McQueen.”  Guilty as charged, I suppose.  However, watching Sholay did not make it generate a category for “Bollywood Westerns of the 1970s.”

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Look, sometimes specifics don’t matter.  It’s irrelevant what kind of chairs they are or the precise floor area.  Ten chairs is too many for a one-bedroom apartment.

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Mad Max: 1979.  Watchmen: 1986.  The evidence is conclusive: Watchmen ripped off the “handcuff his leg to something and make him saw through his ankle before the gasoline/kerosene explodes” plot device.  Alan Moore, I’m surprised at you.  Grotesque forms of torture used to express the dehumanization of vigilante agents of justice only work if they’re original.

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