I'm not trying to ruffle feathers with my reviews, comments or posts. If we are going to learn from each other, then we need to challenge each other and really try to analyze these films. I'm going to continue to be fairly intense with this stuff because I'm trying to learn.
Torben's post on Gates of Heaven was fantastic. He nailed the film on the head. Torben's review tells me why Ebert calls Gates of Heaven one of the ten best films of all time. I think that Jason and Barrett totally missed the boat on this film. I didn't totally get Gates of Heaven the first time I saw it, but I knew there was something more.
I'm going to watch it again with Torben's insight in mind and I challenge Barrett and Jason to do the same. This is how we can learn from each other.