The bell sounding the death of cinema has been ringing for years and years, with all sorts of folks declaring at various times, that the artform is over. But there’s no doubt that “cinema” (we’re not talking about “entertainment”) is in peril, at least at the studio level. Steven Soderbergh‘s recent address at the San Francisco International Film Festival decrying the current studio system is now the stuff of legend, but he’s not the lone voice with that opinion.
Kicking off with the assessment that “The big studio model is fucked,” critic David Denby (The New Yorker) kicked off a conversation with colleague A.O. Scott (The New York Times) at the Tribeca Film Festival about the future of film as well as the current state of things. It’s an hour-long chat, and it’s rare to get two guys like this in the same room for something that isn’t a screening, so give it a watch and sound off below. (And in case you missed it, you can watch the Tribeca Talk between Darren Aronofsky and Clint Eastwood right here).