“Why aren’t movies better these days?” In the most recent issue of Vanity Fair, the editor-in-chief for Variety, Peter Bart, poses this question in a column about the “malaise” hanging over Hollywood. He points finger after finger at the greed of writers and conglomerates, but he leaves entertainment consumers relatively unrebuked. This is ironic and rather generous given that one of the greatest problems is no one’s fault but our own.
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