Watching Imperial Movies

Ilinca Calugareanu, in the description of her New York Times Op-Doc: ‘VHS vs. Communism’:

In a time when the Romanian state controlled every aspect of its citizens’ lives -- including food, heat, transportation and information -- people found a way to escape and resist the state’s far-reaching hand, through the power of movies.

Allow yourself to try and understand the world through a different filter every day and you will never stop being amazed by how good you have it.

Also, this piece is exactly why I believe that every movie—regardless of intent—deserves to be taken seriously. There are no good movies or bad movies—only movies that live up to or fail to live up to expectations.

/via Daring Fireball