I deleted my review of this film, for a few reasons.
1. I wasn’t invested enough in it, or Curtis, to put up with the aggravation it caused.
2. I could have blocked certain commenters or deleted select comments, but leaving only the remarks that said things like “great review!” seemed rather self-serving.
3. There were a few really obnoxious repeat commenters I wanted to deplatform. I am always willing to defend my views, and am happy to have an argument in good faith. But when people are posting shit like “lmao” and “cringe” and fucking Dril quotes, that’s just trolling.
I have been writing professionally about film for over 15 years, not counting my time in academia. And one…