Some people think M. Night Shyamalan is a genius; others think he got lucky once or twice and sank into frustrating mediocrity thereafter. Maybe you spend hours arguing over whether or not today’s movies are as good as the classic films of yesteryear. What happens when someone impolitely dumps on a favorite film of yours…or overpraises a production you find to be sorely lacking?
Irv not only writes a lot about movies, he gets to talk about them a lot with people, too; what happens when he encounters disagreement?
Art generally produces arguments among those who care. Irv and I just had one such discussion about The Cabin in the Woods. We kept it civil. (Because he knows I’m right) How bad do these contentious talks get when you’re involved?