I'm not sure which was more cruel. Subjecting Robert Downey to film students who have no freaking idea what they're watching, or subjecting the students to such an incomprehensible filmmaker as Robert Downey.
Every once in a while, actually quite rarely, a new film comes along that reminds me just how powerful the art of cinema can be. Yes, movies can be entertaining, or they can distract you from your worries for a couple of hours. Or films can be a window to a world you don't know or a mirror to one that you're all too familiar with. They can speak to universal truths and connect you emotionally to the lives of…