We Get It! You’re Smart And Complicated! Go Away!

Rex Reed has had it with the new generation of supposedly brilliant young filmmakers, a “group of anarchists that includes Wes Anderson, Paul Thomas Anderson, Spike Jonze, freaky Todd Solondz and the dismally overrated non-writer Charlie Kaufman, who wins critical praise for writing incoherent movies about why he can’t write coherent movies.” The movies made by such arrogant youngsters are something of the Hollywood equivalent of the Washington politician who gets branded early on as a whiz kid, and spends the rest of his career insisting that he’s the smartest one in the room, rather than actually doing anything to justify the label.

Source: New York Observer - 10/04/04