But the thing [Martin] Landau really couldn’t figure out was why credit is rarely given where it is due. He gets almost angry in castigating those who can’t see the show’s greatest assets: David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson.
"What no one is picking up on is this relationship between these two actors. It’s gold, and the audience reaps the benefit of people really understanding a character. They’re not lovers but there’s a sexual tension between them."
Landau goes so far as to compare them to Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy. “And you don’t see that kind of relationship any more in films. […] Not enough critics have recognised that the thing that holds The X-Files movie together is that relationship. It’s a knock-out. These guys know the tone of each other’s voices, they see something in their periphery that the other is doing. They know what’s going on before it happens.”
“We have this fantasy that our interests and the interests of the super rich are the same. Like somehow the rich will eventually get so full that they’ll explode. And the candy will rain down on the rest of us. Like there’s some kind of pinata of benevolence. But here’s the thing about a pinata: it doesn’t open on it’s own. You have to beat it with a stick.” ~ Bill Maher