Category Archives: cinema

Scorsese vs Netflix: can streaming regain its artistic integrity?

Today, in contrast, “the art of cinema is being systematically devalued, sidelined, demeaned, and reduced to its lowest common denominator, ‘content’,” he argues. “‘Content’ became a business term for all moving images: a David Lean movie, a cat video, a Super Bowl commercial, a superhero sequel, a series episode. It was linked, of course, not to the theatrical experience but to home viewing, on the streaming platforms that have come to overtake the moviegoing experience, just as Amazon overtook physical stores.” Read more (NME)

The Movie Industry Holds Its Breath As New York Reopens Theaters

“Movie theaters act as a curator,” he says. “If it’s good enough to be in a movie theater, you have to pay attention. Whereas you put on your streaming platform and you spend half-an-hour going through the screen going ‘what do I want to watch.’ The movies are not there in the culture in the same way when they’re just on your TV.” Read more

Warner Bros. Says All 2021 Films Will be Streamed Right Away

Every movie on the 2021 Warner Bros. release calendar — including big-budget extravaganzas like “Suicide Squad 2,” “Godzilla vs. Kong,” “Dune” and “The Matrix 4” — will arrive simultaneously in theaters and on the HBO Max streaming service in the United States, WarnerMedia said on Thursday. HBO Max subscribers will get instant access to 17 movies in total, a slate that easily represents more than $1 billion in production costs. Read more