Long 90s

While I was browsing the selection of streaming movies recently, and looking at the year each was made, I realized that in some subjective sense the kind of movies changed around 2011-13.

For example, there were these campy comedy movies with Jack Black that I cannot imagine being made today (and ditto for “simple story” movies, or “niche & interesting” movies).

Some of the changes are likely related to the “changed economics” of movies these days, some to the expectations to make money, and some to others.

It feels like there was a period that began with the end of the Cold War, and that ended with … perhaps the rise of ubiquitous social media and the present stage of big-budget mono-culture movies.

Of course, this might just be me over-thinking things.

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