Stuff that I’ve posted about here over the years. Some films are clever, brilliant in their way but not ‘great’, in my opinion. The better Spaghetti Westerns fall into that category. And those have a lot of similarities to some Tarantino films that have been labelled great. I’d go as far as to say the second Terminator film had more depth to it than Pulp Fiction, though not quite as cool nor as clever dialogue. To put what I’m saying in perspective. And personally, I find it hard to enjoy films that stylise and celebrate graphic violence. Just because a lot of shit goes on out in the world doesn’t mean making it look attractive is a good idea. Some directors have a lot to answer for.
Trainspotting did it right in my opinion, and is overall a superior film to some that are rated as high or more highly. It also nailed the cool, and the dialogue etc. Big Lebowski too.