If you're a loser by society's standards, yet you refuse to accept or even acknowledge that label, then -- technically speaking -- does it still apply? That's the question writer/director Robert Siegel asks about Paul Aufiero, the football-obsessed, nonconformist character in Big Fan
, and it's just one of the nuances that makes the film such a fascinating psychological study in fandom. The term "fan" is tossed around so casually these days that it's easy to forget its somewhat more ominous origins. Paul is more of a fanatic than a fan -- his obsession with the New York Giants has almost certainly impeded his personal growth and social development -- but despit...