Look, I love explosions and car chases as much as the next guy. Movies (well, some) are excellent at capturing events that we would never experience and making us feel like we vicariously lived through them. I will never engage in a high-speed chase while shooting a gun through my blown out windshield, but I will certainly watch it happen. However, I think movies are at their best not when they let us view a fantasy, but when they make a realistic situation just as compelling. Tape, a film by Richard Linklater (Dazed and Confused, School of Rock, to name the two most well-known of his movies) takes about ninety minutes of nothing but conversation and makes them not just interesting, but riveting.
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