Age of the Blockbusters: Where are the Smart Films?

So, while I’m in Lisbon (yes, I’ve arrived!), I won’t be able to catch the films that are showing in Manila for me to review. So, while I’m here (and I will be here for awhile), I’ve told Juice that I will be writing articles about films and theatre, instead of my usual reviews. How could I, anyway? I’ll be all over the place here and the last thing I would like to do is step into a cinema to watch a film. Not when there’s so much to see and feel and experience.

The idea is not to escape or get lost in a fictional world — but to interact and engage in the foreign, real world that I’m currently in now.

So I won’t be doing reviews for Juice but I will be writing articles like this one which is about what I feel happened to the film industry. It seems, all the big, smart, intelligent dramas have found a new home and that the cinema has been left to the big-budget expensive event films, which are now happening every month and not just on summer.

The Leftovers -- probably one of the most engaging and enigmatic dramas I've ever encountered on television and a prime example why, in this day and age, television is where content is king

The Leftovers — probably one of the most engaging and enigmatic dramas I’ve ever encountered on television and a prime example why, in this day and age, television is where content is king

This is what I think happened.

You can read my article here: Age of the Blockbusters: Where are the Smart Films?

And for that matter, read one of the last reviews I got to write for Juice before I left: La Revolucion Filipina: Why Ballet is Still Relevant.

And I have no idea if I had put my review of Guardians of the Galaxy up and so I’m going to put it here also, just in case you want to read it: Guardians of the Galaxy: Out of this World Fun

Guardians of the Galaxy -- Probably one of the most enjoyable big-budget "event" films ever released and is probably going to be the most impactful pop cultural movement of 2014.

Guardians of the Galaxy — Probably one of the most enjoyable big-budget “event” films ever released and is probably going to be the most impactful pop cultural movement of 2014.

And soon, I’m going to be posting here and there about what I’m seeing and experiencing; tiny poems here and there; and photos of the things I’m going to see.

I’m in Lisbon. I’ll be here for awhile. Things are going to have to change.

 

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