The Decade in Movies: Living Through a Revolution

Multiplexes are taking hits from streaming services, and risk-averse entertainment conglomerates are leading the studio system toward extinction, but filmmakers around the world are still making brilliantly cinematic features.

香蕉视频苹果下载A sure sign of being in the midst of a revolution is not knowing how things will turn out. I wish I knew the long-term prospects for the theatrical movie medium I’ve loved all my life, but I don’t, and I don’t know anyone who does. This uncertainty is troubling, exciting and mind-expanding, not necessarily in that order and sometimes simultaneously.

The past decade has been transformative for the movies as traditionally defined—large groups of people, mostly strangers to one another, sitting in a dark auditorium and watching...