We are not here to bash anyone’s taste—but we can maybe expand your horizons.
There is a chance that you have encountered a person who thinks they know what “good cinema” is. As the two of you begin talking, you notice that they talk about big directors as if they were indie filmmakers and that they lack certain critical thinking skills when it comes to character analysis.
There is a good chance that you’ve met a “film bro.” Actually, according to the BuzzFeed “Are You A Film Bro?” quiz, at some point you and I were probably film bros.
Despite what you’ve read online, film bros are not monsters who only value predatory and abusive filmmakers. Instead, film bros are a product of an American moviemaking system that values traditionally masculine genres and stories that are largely unoriginal. This doesn’t mean that we should shame those who enjoy traditionally masculine genres or stories. Instead, we want to examine who the film bro truly is, and why they only consider these films in their film bro canon as “peak cinema.”
Author: Alyssa Miller
This article comes from No Film School and can be read on the original site.