There’s a bias and discrimination in Hollywood that is so subtle, yet so insidious, that it’s rarely spoken about. No, I’m not talking about rampant gender inequality or racism, I’m talking about Hollywood’s absolute hatred of film critics.
I’m a Die Hard kind of guy, said he deliberately using a phrase that marked the announcement of a sixth entry in the movie franchise that most people can’t believe hasn’t been used as a ‘How is this still a thing’ entry on Last Week Tonight.
It was the announcement that sent the Internet into a frenzy. Ava DuVernay – critically acclaimed director of Selma – was in line to direct Marvel’s Black Panther movie. The move – cynics argued – was aimed at quelling growing anger over perceived sexism within Marvel.