Thanks for the Wank

The Year in Movies

Thanks for the Wank

The Year in Movies

Thanks for the Wank
Critic vs. critic.
Jan. 8 2004 2:19 PM

The Year in Movies

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As is often the case, Sarah, you nail Kill Bill but you end up on the wrong side of the equation. You say that Tarantino is "essentially masturbating on screen, with the gall to invite us back for a second installment." I say it's rather entertaining to watch this guy's masturbatory fantasies, especially when they're epic. N.B.: This is NOT a general principle, but for some artists, masturbatory fantasies and art are very close-knit.

Fondly,
David

Each year, film critics gather in the "Movie Club" to chew on the year in film. This year's group includes Manohla Dargis from the Los Angeles Times, David Edelstein from Slate, J. Hoberman from the Village Voice, Sarah Kerr from Vogue, and A.O. Scott from the New York Times. Hoberman is the author, most recently, of The Dream Life: Movies, Media, and the Mythology of the Sixties.