Movies for Grown-Ups

With it being one week until the Oscars, there have been a number of interesting news stories related to the kinds of films Hollywood makes, what determines commercial success, and whether there’s any correlation (direct or inverse) between a film’s commercial viability and its artistic merit.

So I’m posting a couple links.  The first is to an article that appeared in The New York Times, “Movies for Grown-Ups Find an Audience.” It points out that there’s an interesting confluence this year between films that have been critically well-received and commercially popular.  Check it out.