Flashbacks: The Year in Movies

  • I predict that all movies will be animated or computer-generated within 15 years. —Bruce Goldstein
    Sticks and stones: Blair Witch Directors Eduardo Sánchez and Daniel Myrick
    photo: Robin Holland
    Sticks and stones: Blair Witch Directors Eduardo Sánchez and Daniel Myrick

  • When I began reviewing movies I had no adjectives, so I would look around and come up with a few and sprinkle them in. One adjective I noticed other critics saving for special occasions was sublime, and I, too, waited for a chance to use this wonderful word. This comes back to me noticing (once again) that my real favorites were made before the mid '60s. Here is someone who experienced the early '70s (yes, the "sacred" '70s) as a sad falling off—not only from the New Wave but from the Hollywood of Hawks, Ray, Fuller, Siegel, etc. The '80s and '90s, however, have been no worse than the '70s. A level of inspiration, of faith perhaps, left the movies, as it has left books, too. Perhaps it will come again. —Georgia Brown
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