Roger Ebert, in an otherwise unsurprising essay about the decline in moviegoing, says this:
Netflix alone accounts for 30% of all internet traffic in the evening. That represents millions of moviegoers. They're simply not in a theater. This could be seen as an argument about why newspapers and their readers need movie critics more than ever; the number of choices can be baffling.How about a weekly column, with capsule reviews, on the best movies and television series (Did YOU know that "The Misfits" was available for streaming on Hulu Plus?) premiering on the streams?
The cozy elitism of the screening room is ill-suited to the modern movie-going experience.