Someone gave me a hard time the other day, demanding to know why I dont write more about movies everyone has seenand this was another Rail film reviewer!
Anxieties about poverty porn, about the exploitation of the vulnerable for the entertainment of the rest of us, arise only when were watching something that makes us feel guilty.
Concerning ourselves, Nietzsche wrote, speaking of those who engage in intellectual pursuits, we are not seekers of knowledge. But this statement has ramifications far beyond the blazer-with-elbow-patches-wearing crowd.
The photograph montage at the beginning of Apostles of Park Slope puts us in a sentimental mood. The pictures are of Mary, an all-around fabulous woman who loves football, cooking, church, and the kids, in her Park Slope neighborhood.