Awards buzz kill

As studios roll out their Oscar 2017 contenders in the next few weeks, it's worth asking: Is all the awards season chatter good or bad for movie-going?

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Contradiction

"Worse, the tradition of releasing 'important' movies in the last few weeks of the year is starving theatres of serious cinema for the other 10 or 11 months."

Two paragraphs later...

"After all, plenty of good stuff came out in the spring and summer; I’m thinking specifically of Jeff Nichols’s Midnight Special and David Lowery’s Pete’s Dragon."

WHICH IS IT????????????

Uh... 4 days ago

Explanation

Those movies weren't being positioned for awards by their distributors. The quotation marks around "important" were meant to clue you in.

Norman Wilner 4 days ago

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