Cinema: An X-Phile Confesses

Fans of The X-Files are cramming the Web with speculation about the movie. Trust no one

We are all sufferers from history, but the paranoid is a double sufferer, since he is afflicted not only by the real world, with the rest of us, but by his fantasies as well. --HISTORIAN RICHARD HOFSTADTER

We X-Files fans--or X-philes, to be annoying--are double sufferers. Maybe even triple sufferers, since we are afflicted not only by history and by our own fantasies but by "creator" Chris Carter's as well. We watch his series (and, starting this Friday, the movie) as a reverse Truman Show--wishing not so much that the protagonists could be released from their scrapes with fate as that...

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