Ted Hope is filled with truly insightful observations, but I love this one as lot: ““In this country we’ve had Kevin Smith and ‘Napoleon Dynamite,’ but nothing that was youth and also truly on the art spectrum like ‘Run Lola Run’ or the French New Wave (‘Paranormal Activity’ not withstanding…),” adding: “Are we incapable of making the spirited yet formal work that defines a lot of alternative rock and roll? And if so, why is that?”
What are great question. Who’s the Nirvana of cinema? The Pixies? BECK? Tom Waits? Lady Gaga? (I’m serious).