Gene Demby at Code Switch muses upon the ultimate summer film question … what feel-good illusion of race and gender parity will Hollywood give us next in a summer blockbuster?
On a more serious note, I’ve decided that District 9 is now my gold-standard of recent cultural criticism through film. I’ve been blathering on Facebook about the poisonous insidiousness of Suckerpunch and Spring Breakers and wondering just how bad Django and The Lone Ranger do the same. Look! We’re culturally-conscious, PC-lovin peeps who want to blow stuff up, make you think, and give you a warm and fuzzy. It’s like eating too much cotton candy and calling it brussel sprouts. I suppose somebody is going to make films with cheap moral thrills….