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Any opportunity to add to the anti-AB clip file is a valid one. The latest from Wheeler Winston Dixon's "Twenty Five Reasons Why It's All Over" from "The End of Cinema As We Know It."

3. Contemporary films are relentlessly teen-driven. From The Matrix to American Beauty, the target audience of contemporary mainstream cinema is aged twelve to twenty-four. Spacey smokes marijuana and regresses into supposedly idyllic childhood... All films are calculated to appeal to a teenage audience above and beyond all other considerations. Substance, depth, and characterization are ruthlessly stripped down in favor of a succession of instantly readable icons.

And much better because it's a sideswipe:

<<Despite owning two Oscars (the last for the execrable American Beauty, perhaps the most self-congratulatory film i[n] the history of the motion picture), Spacey is an actor who, albeit technically clever, has shown relatively little range.>>

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