Hello. Is consensus really the best way to establish genius? Surely great cinema will challenge, divide and provoke as well as it might unite? Survival rests on consensus though. We judge and agree that a film captured something universal or that it resonated with a place and a moment.
But what about films that are out of place, and out of time, strange and inconsistent? What if a gem passed the critics by, didn't find an audience and fell into obscurity. Well, in that case, we would need to travel through time together in search for beauty, truth, the odd and the weird. Come over to The Flipside. Good evening.