"He has often complained about how cinema is slowly and “systematically [being] devalued, sidelined, demeaned and reduced to its lowest common denominator: ‘content’” with the advent of streaming platforms and other film studios rushing against time to produce content in bulk, without paying attention to the form."
I couldn't agree more with Marty. Just take a look at the plethora of titles available on Netflix and Amazon Prime. It's like panning for gold, hoping you find a grain or two. Many films with actors I have never heard of in plots that are derivative. The other night my wife and I watched Russell Crowe in UNHINGED without even prepping for it by reading a few reviews. Within 5 minutes I could tell where this angry white male revenge fantasy film was headed. Why Crowe attached his name to this loathsome piece of tripe is beyond me, and many IMDB reviewers tend to agree, as well as the critics on Rotten Tomatoes. The best stuff on the streaming services had been the foreign crime series (like Gomorrah, The Break, Borderland, River, Marcella, Narcos and Mar De Plastico just to name a few) and even then most recently the quality foreign crime shows have been sparse. It's time to watch French noir from 1947.