There are moments, as a critic, when I ask myself, "What's the point?" -- when I realize that I trade in opinion and that I am, in essence, a salesman of thought. And so I wonder: "Who am I, above any other, that my opinion matters?"

For most, there are films that exist as cinematic absolutes, uniting us all in our collective agreement to either love or loathe. And others, like The Matrix Reloaded, are the lines in the sand that divide us. Dare I say it - I hated the first film, and dare I again - I loved the second. Argue as you will. There's time.The first Matrix was a high-impact collision of high-concept clich

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