At the end of the day, all movies are the same, a collection of images and sounds edited together to elicit an emotional response. But there’s a world’s worth of difference between Top Gun and The Elephant Man, between Predator and Salaam Bombay, between Thor and Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom. There’s cinema, and then there’s cinema.  To grossly simplify things, I think there are three levels of film viewing. The first level is strictly about entertainment, and there’s not a thing in the world wrong with that. The second level is a willingness to view films that aren’t simply fun.... Read More