Trying to reply to Matt, but the link isn't working.
I don't know David so it can't be anything personal. He actually seems cool, this is just about the work. If you're being clever and referring to my own personal problem, that's fine you can do that it's pretty funny actually.
In either case I'm just trying to understand how value is determined in a subjective industry. If I don't value something that others do then that's fine, but I am trying to understand how the value is determined.
This comment is nothing personal against David who is probably a nice guy and I wish him the best, but in my opinion his work is highly overrated. Ain't Them Bodies Saints was shocking. And then he somehow gets more opportunities to make films? How does this happen and how does one get a ticket to ride the same hype train? Maybe I'm wrong and ATBS is a masterpiece and he is a genius and A Ghost Story is truly one of the summer's best films. If you think so then forgive me, but in any case it's fair to question how the industry is functioning and how careers are formed. Lots of us are trying to gain access to walk through tiny doors and the gatekeepers of these doors like work such as David's. These people are deciding what's made and what is ignored because it sure isn't the box office that's deciding (budget $4 million and box office $1 million). Not that numbers should be the ultimate deciding factor, it's not a measure of art but I fail to see the value based on past performance and when reading articles such as this I wonder what's really going on. Anyway, once again, nothing personal, I hope this movie lives up to all the hype and that David enjoys his success. No hate, just an alternative perspective.