Remove Harrison Ford's swaggering charisma from Star Wars, and what's left? The Phantom fucking Menace. And has there ever a soggier slice of white bread than Mark Hamill? The prequels didn't violate the timeless genius of Star Wars; their awkward dialogue and stiff performances simply carried on the wooden tradition of Lucas' 1977 Original.
The article also gives dissenting opinions on the alleged genius of Network, A Clockwork Orange, The Shawshank Redemption, and others.
Recent viewings, classic and otherwise, in our Halifax home: Life Is Beautiful, Schindler's List, City Slickers, Made, Citizen Kane, Sneakers, and Fight Club. Still in the pile: The Shining.