if watching movies feels like homework, you’re probably not a movie lover
Or so I respectfully put to Joe Queenan in the Guardian, who actually wrote:
This is the time of year when everyone is frantically trying to catch up with the Oscar nominees they never quite managed to see: Nebraska; Inside Llewyn Davis; 12 Years a Slave; August: Osage County. You know what I’m talking about. Films of import. Films of substance. Films that demonstrate beyond a shadow of a doubt that Hollywood has a conscience. Films that star Meryl Streep.
This is no fun. This is homework. Take in more than one of these films in a 48-hour period and your nervous system starts to shut down.
No, it doesn’t. And if it does, maybe you’re in the wrong business. I can’t believe someone who gets paid to write about movies would say such a thing. If it’s such a chore, step aside and make room for someone who doesn’t think movies are homework.
Thanks to RogerBW for the link.