Last week, writer Bob Lefsetz posited that the "heinous" experience of going to movie theaters was going to signal the end of the film industry as you've come to know it. "Forget the lack of focus and the sticky floors, what I hate most about the theatres is the other patrons," wrote Lefsetz in his newsletter The Lefsetz Letter. "Who talk and text and think they're in their living rooms. Hell, that's why I want to stay home. If you're a teen and you want to neck, if you want to get out of your parents' purview, I get it. Or if you're a couple with young children. But most of us have first rate exhibition systems in our homes. We'd rather see the movies at home." Well, not everyone wants to see movies at home; just ask New Yorker film critic Anthony Lane.
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