I like malaise on everything

What I found bothersome about
the movie [The Serpent and the Rainbow]
was the need to have overly clear
enemies, as if voodoo badasses were not
enough. It was the classic strangeness
equals evil formula. 

There was a lot to like
about the story certainly. It is always the
obligatory car chase that ruins any hope of
my enjoying American films. 

Consider "Analyse this", an OK comedy, filmed
beautifully that ended with a pasted-in
action segment that had little to do with
the main characters' interactions and
transformations, the movie's backbone. 

A whole country has to be disrupted in an
American film, are we that insensitive? Or
is this merely a symptom of a deeper malaise?

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Richard Lovrich
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