I try to mix it up at TIFF and see the dramas as well as the comedies, the big to-be-released-tomorrow films and the small, shoestring budget, no distributor films. Every once in a while, I will run into someone who thinks this mix is somehow problematic. It seems that, somehow, I have offended their cinematic taste by seeing something that they would never see: snobbery and reverse snobbery is in full effect. If I see a big movie at a public screening (even worse if it's in English), I'm betraying cinema; if I see something independent, then I've removed myself from populist culture, and become one of those people.
TIFF mixes it up, so why can't I? I love film. I see films according to my mood. Don't try and box me in, or kick me out of some "club" that I never joined in the first place. Peace