For every cinephile there’s one important night in the year and it’s not New Year’s Eve. It’s Oscar night, which marks the end of the film year.
I came across an article in the Polish magazin Kino by Bartosz Czartoryski called “Video rental shop, Mon Amour” (08/2019). The article is in Polish, so this is why I decided to translate it on my own in order to discuss some interesting topic which I kind don’t agree with: generation who grew up with VHS is different from the one who can watch movies not only on DVD or Blu-ray but chooses primarily Netflix or Amazon Prime.
Is it logic to start my first thoughts about trying to find out what makes movies so special? With many debates going on about what influence does Netflix has on a movie industry as well as falling numbers of sold cinema tickets, I kind of feel, that it’s interesting to take a quick stop and think: why movies?