Yesterday, the Oscar nominations were announced and some people were upset about how some women and people of color were excluded from the awards show. Maybe part of this anger and what led to these snubs has to do with the fact that in 2019, the number of films featuring a woman reportedly increased to an all-time high, but most roles went to white women, and the number roles given to women of other races decreased.
“The very meaninglessness of life forces man to create his own meaning. Children, of course, begin life with an untarnished sense of wonder, a capacity to experience total joy at something as simple as the greenness of a leaf; but as they grow older, the awareness of death and decay begins to impinge on their consciousness and subtly erode their joie de vivre, their idealism — and their assumption of immortality. As a child matures, he sees death and pain everywhere about him, and begins to lose faith in the ultimate goodness of man. But, if he’s reasonably strong — and lucky — he can emerge from this twilight of the soul into a rebirth of life’s elan. Both because of and in spite of his awareness of the meaninglessness of life, he can forge a fresh sense of purpose and affirmation. He may not recapture the same pure sense of wonder he was born with, but he can shape something far more enduring and sustaining. The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile but that it is indifferent; but if we can come to terms with this indifference and accept the challenges of life within the boundaries of death — however mutable man may be able to make them — our existence as a species can have genuine meaning and fulfillment. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.”
In the 2010s, there were lots and lots of superhero movies. Here are ten of the best.
The trend of reboots so prevalent in the past decade is here to stay most likely.
It’s hard to believe the decade is almost over. To accommodate that, many sites and people are making writings about their favorite things from the last 10 years, like this one, which looks at many of the best horror movies of the year.
This is a nice reminder.
Like with rock music, many stars of action movies are getting older.