Eating Your “Cultural Vegetables”

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Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott evaluate what is boring and why, in the context of film.

They discuss the films that are deemed boring because they don’t distract enough from the passing of time and the ones that incite a level of thinking too deep to be considered exciting or entertaining. In the context of an industry that produces movies like The Hangover Part II, Meek’s Cutoff or any film with long, protracted scenes get brushed off as “boring” by most people.


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