Why do we ignore modern films?
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?