Film Industry Update October 2020

Autumn has seen the advent of more chaos in the film industry. STUDIOS:  With US audiences hesitant to return to theatres, “Tenet” (a flawed and somewhat odd choice as “the” movie industry savior) did not meet box office expectations with sharply dropping...

What’s In Theatres

Here are some films that recently opened in area theatres. August 28:  Three look interesting – escapist fare ranging from Iannucci’s take on Dickens’ Copperfield to the 30-yr-old Bill & Ted motif. There’s also a well conceived story about...

Studios Cancel or Delay Film Releases

Wary that resurgent infection will dampen consumer confidence in markets that have reopened theaters, the big studios also face diminished revenue caused by 50-75% reductions in theater capacity mandated by many states. Recently the major studios have pulled a few...

A Hunger for Diversion

After the Pandemic: a hunger for diversion Listen to this brief excerpt from the ongoing audio series, US in the Time of Coronavirus, by Connecticut Public Radio: Mary Frances Berry. “After the disastrous 1918-19 Spanish flu and the end of World War I, many Americans...

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