A "fillum" is a Bollywood (Indian) flick! Alright... if there's one thing I cannot stand it's cultural elitism. I've seen it in college... alternative music vs. mainstream music, punk vs. rap, etc. etc. etc. Enough already! As if religion isn't enough of a mechanism by which people divide and stratify... we now need to debate the validity of "movies" or "films". They're all motion pictures, people... and whether you consider one valuable or not is entirely a subjective opinion. Case in point: I think Star Wars is a piece of crap dramatically... but it's kitsch, it's fun, it's action, it's cheesy but I'll still watch it a million times and consider also its impact upon our culture... though whether it was popular or antipopular was not an issue in my mind when I went to see it in the theater for the first time... I was four years old, for god's sake. And I still watch it now, 24 years later. Anyway, I think it's stupid to get into this minutiae because it detracts us from being entertained... which is what motion pictures do. They entertain... but they can also inform, educate, question, provoke, etc. One of my favorite films is Bowfinger... a satirical look at the lowbrow side of hollywood. There's a scene in the end where these hack actors are watching their film on the big screen, and with awe... astounded to see that they've "finally made it"... despite the fact that their film was a critical disaster but a popular success only because of the dubious appearance of Hollywood's biggest action star Kit Ramsey (played by Eddie Murphy). I think the film is hilarious. Then again, I thought Hudson Hawk was one of the funniest films ever... too bad it was marketed as action. I love movies... all kinds. I just don't go to a Schwarzenegger film when I want to see oscar performances, nor do I see a Kubrick film when I want to see slapstick comedy. If what you want is a Volkswagen... don't go to the Rolls Royce dealer and then complain that they're out of VWs. Would a rose by any other name not smell as sweet?