The "castor oil," "if they love it it's terrible" slant isn't held with consistency.
Posted by Joe on April 3, 2018, 8:55 am, in reply to "Re: What are the missteps with "Schindler's List"?"
He likes his share of popular, accessible movies although they're mostly pretty old. He dismisses certain types of gratification as hollow and unworthy, including clever jokes, detective style mysteries, suspense/action, or visual metaphors that can be "neatly unpacked." Movies need to contain difficult emotions that cannot be neatly resolved. As far as I can tell he thinks that, for example, a musical that some people think is just superficial entertainment can actually be worthily emotionally challenging (Astaire and Rogers films, for example) but a Hitchcock type thriller never can be.
That's what I gather. Maybe my picture is incomplete.