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Do the Movies Have a Future? by David Denby
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Do the Movies Have a Future?

by David Denby

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Criticizing "conglomerate aesthetics," as embodied in the frenzied, weightless action spectacles that dominate the world's attention, and "platform agnosticism," the notion that movies can be watched on smaller and smaller screens: laptops, tablets, even phone, New Yorker movie critic David Denby reaffirms that movies are our national theater. He celebrates big movies, romantic comedy, high school movies, chick flicks, the changing nature of stardom, and the triumphs and failures of auteurs Quentin Tarantino, the Coen brothers, Pedro Almodovar, and David Fincher.… (more)

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