Back in the day, there were movies that weren’t part of big franchises. There were movies that were single stories, without the need for sequels. There were stories being told for the first time, with no reboot or remake or prequel or re-imagining or whatever.
Nowadays, however, it seems that the modern cinema is populated only by such blockbusters and tentpole films that the studios distribute in the quest for the next billion-dollar box office. But what does that do for smaller films and the independent (and mostly young) filmmakers trying to find an audience?