I’ve been accused of unfairness when I occasionally bolt out of a film. Actually the accusations come when I write in the column “I’ve just walked out on a film I couldn’t stand.” I’ve been scratched, kicked, gouged and spat upon for doing this, but every so often a film is unendurable and that’s just a plain damn fact.

But there’s another form of unfairness or cruelty, even, and that’s refusing to see a film under any viewing format or circumstance based on nothing more than a negative gut impression. Usually based on a trailer or in some cases a synopsis. Or even the sound of a title.

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