Whether it’s because a new generation of directors weaned on the classics are coming of age or whether it’s because the terrors of real life are informing a newer, nastier breed of them, horror movies have been on a tear in recent years.
Still haven’t knocked down all 10 of Oscar’s best picture nominees? Never fear. There’s still plenty of time to get them all in before the the Oscars are handed out on Sunday evening. But it will take some stamina.
Up until now, most of the conversation when it comes to Oscars has been centered around The Social Network, the movie that everyone and their mother “knows” is “The Best Movie Of The Year.”
The screens got bigger, the pictures got smaller, and with the release of every stale new installment in old franchises, it became increasingly difficult to imagine the medium lasting another decade, much less until the end of our natural lifetimes.