Too Many Movies?

There are a lot of movies being made these days. Perhaps too many. “Each year, as more of them arrive in American theaters – and as an even greater number are left behind to wander the festival circuit in perpetuity – the conditions they face become more starkly Darwinian.” Brilliant films are in ever greater danger of being lost in the crowd, and lowest-common-denominator dreck will always win out if there is Hollywood money behind it. “There may be more variety, more creativity and more money in movies than ever before, but is there a tipping point at which more becomes too much?”