Dirty Projectors

The latin words on the MGM Lion logo read Ars Gratia Artis, or “Art for Art’s Sake”. It is a noble goal for a film studio, but it can often turn into a pejorative. Filmmakers like Quentin Tarantino, Richard Linklater, Terrence Malick have all been criticized for indulging in artfulness while sacrificing meaning, but perhaps…