Movies are better than ever, claims Rosenbaum, film critic for the Chicago Reader, but the industry does t allow people to see the good ones. He explains how movies are packaged, distributed, and promoted, and how at every stage of the process the potential moviegoer is treated with contempt. Amon
Jonathan Rosenbaum is a film critic for the Chicago Reader and is the author of Moving Places, Placing Movies, Movies as Politics, and Dead Man. He is a frequent contributor to Film Comment and Cineaste. He lives in Chicago.