Why do we ignore modern films?

 In A thought

Another blog post here on 4381 production mentioned their “Infinite Watchlist,” and it got me thinking about my own watchlist. Off the top of my head, I can’t recall being asked to watch a movie made more recently than 1995. Why is this? Have no “good” films been made in the last 25 years? Surely there’s been something. Are modern movies not worthy of our review? Is it because they haven’t withstood the test of time? Does a movie need to standup over time to be held up as an example?

There are certainly different eras of cinema, that each have their own unique qualities, but why are modern films seemingly ignored when it comes to critique and discussion of film?

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  • Raul Alejandro Mendoza

    I think there is an abundance of films that may (keyword) stand the test of time. Off the top of my head, I gravitate towards saying that we will continue to discuss films such as MULHOLLAND DR. (2001) and Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN (2001), but also leave some room for possible films like BIRDMAN (2014) to be in that conversation. I guess we will have to grow old to see if our modern cinema is seen as timeless.

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