Morning in America

John Carpenter's genre readings of the Reagan years
by Benjamin Strong   posted Sep 1, 2008

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"The lowbrow Carpenter oeuvre will endure, ultimately, not just on the strength of its former cultural relevance, but because an artfully executed genre film is still something rare." This is a broad and rather untrue statement. You obviously don't watch much Hong Kong cinema, a modern-day bastion of the artful genre film. Catch up on the oeuvre of people like Johnny To before making such sweeping pronouncements.
Jason   posted 02.09.08

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Benjamin Strong is the film editor of Fanzine and has written about movies for Slate, The Village Voice, Chicago Reader, The L magazine, and other publications.

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