New films are constantly building on the tropes and ideas of the films that came before them. Great films can be creative fuel for decades and decades of movies.
If this year’s Sundance Film Festival is any indication, virtual reality is about to hit the mainstream. Under a program called New Frontier, the festival is promoting eleven independently produced VR films on a smartphone app. The finalists have been chosen from hundreds of entries, and among them are some short documentaries, horrifying acid trips, and even a Reggie Watt music video.
It’s no secret that Hollywood doesn’t always reflect the world we live in, but the latest study on diversity in movies is driving that point home with new—but depressingly familiar—statistics.