erik lundegaard

Monday September 12, 2016

Quote of the Day

“Nobody loves good, crafty escapism more than myself, but when a lazy wank-off flick like The Magnificent Seven comes along and makes you feel drained and nauseous, people like Denzel and critic Lewis Beale say 'Hey,'s just a movie!' But there's no relaxing when a film is flagrantly empty except in terms of the photography (Mauro Fiore's lensing is first-rate), and has nothing in the way of cleverness or fresh attitude up its sleeve. There is nothing so detestable as people who dismiss the potential of cinema by saying 'it's just a movie.' Can you imagine Arthur Miller saying 'it's just a play' or a respected architect saying 'it's just a home' or a clothier saying 'it's just a suit' or a gourmet chef saying 'it's just a souflee'?”

-- Jeff Wells, “'Just' is Obviously a Dismissive Term”

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

From the director of “Olympus Has Fallen”

Posted at 05:09 PM on Monday September 12, 2016 in category Quote of the Day  
« Disney v. La Nouvelle Vague   |   Home   |   Bat-tastic Quiz: Who are Col. Gumm's Minions? »

Twitter: @ErikLundegaard