18 July 2013 7:13 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

As time goes on, I don’t look at the early 2000′s kindly in terms of cinematic output. Not to say there wasn’t some great films from the era (and there have definitely been time periods with more dismal films than the early 2000′s), but on average, movies from this time just didn’t pack a punch.

It is hard to say why exactly, but I think the industry might have been in a transitional period in terms of artistic leadership. The directors from the previous generation seemed to be running out of creative steam, while some of the younger talent (the Christopher Nolan, David Fincher, and Darren Aronofskys’ of the world) were still finding their feet and hadn’t broken through enough to demand the respect of the studios. This in turn affected performances of the era, for no matter how talented they may be as thespians, actors »

- Christopher Lominac

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