14 August 2012 6:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

‘Cool’ is the most transient, fickle bugger in the whole dictionary. Officially defined as ‘elegant, sophisticated, esp. in an unruffled way’, cool is in fact to be more likely found in a grotty warehouse puffing rollies, looking very much like Chloe Sevigny and displaying its middle digit at every camera in the room – elegant it is invariably not. ‘Cool’ changes its mind from year to year, it favours the young and mathematically inept, has actually listened to the whole M.I.A. album instead of feebly pretending, and – let’s be honest – can choose from a shortlist of about ten films to adopt as its favourite, if it wishes to keep its reputation intact.

Admit it – when someone asks you your favourite film, a few Cool-Police-approved options ricochet around your head while your palms begin to sweat. ‘The Three Colours!’, you may blurt. You’re definitely lying. You only watched »

- Charlie Skeoch

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