"I don't think a vision for any good film starts with being "not" something. It must be fully its own thing, not the shadow (nor the copy) of another work." — James Gunn.

"Truly despise the trend of treating all art as just some kind of test run for the Marvel Cinematic Universe." — Sage Hyden.

"There are lots of reasons to make art. Making the greatest possible testament to pure technical excellence is a pretty good reason, as legitimate as emotional resonance or esthetics." — Donald Watts.

"We all take our own personal journey discovering the joy of film as a medium. More power to how you view film through your own lens. Nothing wrong with that idea as a whole." — Ryan Terry.

"Tribunero es aquel que juega para llevarse el aplauso del público, en vez de jugar para el equipo." — Jorge Del Río.

"The current vogue for multiverses suggests both hunger for better worlds and also corporate enthusiasm for an obvious way to expand their toy boxes." — Brian Hiatt.

"Maybe basing all of your beliefs and actions on reacting to those of your perceived foes is bad." — Merritt Kopas.

"People had fanatical brand loyalty long before the 2010s but I don’t think it was as moralized as it is now. Consequence of the trend towards consumption as activism." — Merritt Kopas.

"Gamergate and the culture wars ruined a lot of people’s brains to the point that they think defending corporations is their responsibility simply because the people they see as their enemies are criticizing them." — Merritt Kopas.

"Science tore the human race to bits. When anarchy hit, people struggled for community. The politicians chose enemies so that they could bind their followers with hate and terror. Community isn’t enough when a thousand new ways of life beckon from every circuit and test tube." — Bruce Sterling.

"You don’t get to cut that chain of evidence and start over. You’re always going to be pursued by your data shadow, which is forming from thousands and thousands of little leaks and tributaries of information." — Bruce Sterling.