You may have noted my inexplicable absence for the past couple weeks. I apologize for this disappearance, but the shameful fact is, I simply felt like I needed a break.
For a long time now, going to the movies has felt like “work,” given that I operate under a deadline and, in an effort to have something topical to write about, I often must see films that I would otherwise have no interest in wasting my time with. In many ways film has simply become part of my increasingly grueling daily grind, particularly during times where that half-hearted trip to the theater represents the only new cinematic experience I’ll have during a week. Frankly, it’s depressing.