I know there are some good 'Summer Blockbusters,' but they're not my cup of tea. They're for the masses, but they don't really capture my adoration. I'm always out and about, looking for a great drama to watch, or a beautiful romance, or a disturbing crime/murder film, or a tear-jerking true story. We've had our fair share of special effects filled, mind-numbing action movies this year. I'm just sitting here, waiting for something interesting to go and see. Sure, there have been some great movies this year. Upstream Color, Mud, Stoker, and Fruitvale Station have proved to be outstanding and memorable additions to the world of cinema. BUT... they're just not masterpieces to me. None of them made me god "WOW!" Or feel truly passionate about cinema again. Last year there were a number of films that ignited my passion for cinema... but this year has so far been a bust.
What I'm trying to say is, this year just hasn't been as good as last year. Things will most likely improve as awards season comes around, but the industry has left me feeling gutted at the lack of great cinema it's been producing so far.