Do the Movies Have a Future?

Do the Movies Have a Future?
David Denby

David Denby, film critic for The New Yorker, never gets around to squarely addressing the question posed in the title of this collection of essays and reviews, but in his introductory chapter on “The Way We Live Now” he does register a number of concerns about the current state of the art, chief among them being the increasing reliance on computer-generated special effects and the loss of an adult moviegoing audience. But there are still some bright spots out there – and if, as he also argues, “a healthy movie scene can’t exist without critics,” he can at least say that he’s done his part by providing such well-informed, insightful commentary.