Archive for the 'Movies' Category


The Oscars

This is what happens when money supersedes art. The problem with the film business is it doesn’t realize time has already passed it by, that the paradigm it claims to operate under has expired. This is a business story. Smart business people get ahead of the audience. That’s the wisdom of Spotify…give people what they […]

Corporations Push Back Against Voting Laws

I guess corporations really are people. Or at least more powerful than people. And government too while we’re at it. This is a sea change. Used to be government told corporations what to do, and people agitated and protested for change. But people have lost their individual power since the advent of the internet and […]

I Care A Lot

People HATE this movie! It’s got a confounding score on RottenTomatoes. It has 80% on the Tomatometer, the average of critics’ reviews, in this case 192, and a 37% audience score, with in excess of 1000 ratings. That’s enough data to be definitive. Sometimes foreign shows have a lack of data. So you don’t know […]

Nomadland

Streaming TV could save independent cinema. Assuming purveyors decided to go directly to the platforms and outlets paid for exhibition. The indie movie model is broken. You make a film, tour it to film festivals for years trying to build buzz so that a distributor will purchase the rights so they can exhibit it in […]