This week on The Collision, we examine film criticism: its purpose, relevancy, strengths, weaknesses, and how it benefits our understanding of film, but can also lead us away from movies towards hollow consumer reports. This all ties in with the release of Rodney Ascher’s documentary Room 237. As always, we finish up with our recommendations.
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Adam’s Recommendation: Holy Motors
Matt’s Recommendation: Paths of Glory