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“How Many Bad Movies Does It Take To Ruin a Film Festival? This Year’s Rotterdam Has The Answer” — Neil Young at Indiewire laments the downfall of a fest that’s become a walk-out machine. With so many of the damned things, the levee has to break somewhere.
“Man of Steel, Feet of Clay” — Speaking of lamentation, Gerardo Valero at RogerEbert.com can’t understand why Hollywood struggles with Superman, recounting the joys and irritations of the latest blurry outing.
“We need more characters who touch the alien, but keep their humanity” — Lucky for aliens, Charlie Jane Anders at io9 advocates for protags who don’t remain banal, but also don’t become Gods. Change is good, but binary thinking isn’t. Let’s start a petition.