It boggles the mind when you think about the ways that American cinema is different from its European counterpart. Actually, counterpart may be too strong a word, as film produced in this country is by and large a completely different being than in most other places in the world, Bollywood eye-candy notwithstanding. Truly, film in the United States is generally little more than a commodity; a promotional tool; a celebration where technology trumps human experience at every turn. Sure, there are exceptions to this rule, but the vast majority of our movie money goes to spectacle over story. Certainly, there isn't a... More >>>