Film criticism should not be staid and abstruse. But it should also be well-written and thought-provoking. Most contemporary film criticism takes delight in making obscure references that are often unnecessary and pretentious. Dr. StrangeCinema wants to cut through this kind of academic-minded criticism that relies all too often on scholarly theories and received wisdom. This blog will make references to theories when appropriate, but it will also not refrain from being irreverent and down-to-earth.