Los Angeles Times

OVERRATED: Films celebrating film

All due respect to the Oscar-nominated "Hugo" and "The Artist" (pictured), but is there any greater recipe for awards season success than releasing a movie that could be described as "a Valentine to the cinema"? The Grammys, Emmys and all the other races for year-end statuettes are generally exercises in celebrating a given medium, but why is it that movies in particular seem especially addicted to reminding us how wonderful they can be? The Weinstein Co.
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