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Among Denby’s particular strengths are an impressive ability to understand and convey the way directors employ spatial relations to make artistic points and a concern for the moral and social implications of film—the belief that “the nation’s soul was on trial in its movies” that he ascribes to t...Jul 15 2012 | Read Full Review of Do the Movies Have a Future?
New Yorker film critic Denbyâs fascinating collection of essays on the business, the art, and the sacred rituals of movie making and movie watching explores what part film plays in our collective consciousness particularly in this new digital age.Sep 10 2012 | Read Full Review of Do the Movies Have a Future?
But brief salutes to the low-budget relationship-oriented genre known as mumblecore and the surprisingly satisfying yet digitally driven Rise of the Planet of the Apes feel insubstantial.The author does have timeliness on his side, given the just-ended weeks-long slowdown in ticket sales coupled ...Oct 02 2012 | Read Full Review of Do the Movies Have a Future?
At the same time, Denby reaffirms that movies are our national theater, and in this exhilarating book he celebrates such central big movies as Avatar and The Social Network as well as small but resonant triumphs like There Will Be Blood and The Tree of Life.Oct 15 2012 | Read Full Review of Do the Movies Have a Future?
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