Ex-technologist, now a filmmaker and mostly a visual artist.
JJ Abrams is a technically brilliant director, but also one who makes soulless work. In other words, he's a "great professional director", but NOT a "visionary director". Not to mention that he single handedly destroyed both Star Wars and Star Trek. I have nothing to learn from him, except flares.
Lighthouse and Marriage Story should have been there IMHO. Maybe Midsommar too.
Netflix could fund it. If anything, they could do it as a passive aggressive move against Amazon and their drones.
Disney is looking into killing theaters. They just want to do everything through their streaming service. This way, they control everything, just like they did before 1949's supreme court decision that took distribution out of Hollywood's hands.
I agree, that's why I stay with the BMPCC 4k. At 1.9x crop and a speedbooster, it does the job just fine. MFT provides way more mounting opportunities than EF does.
I think that reality, talk shows, some cheaper documentaries could benefit from that feature. But not narratives. Narratives need their right pace, their right cinematic color (not these "vivid" profiles that TVs ship with), their right frame rate. Works of art, need to be experienced as their artist creator intended them to be.
Then again, we're in the midst of Peak TV, 10 major streaming services, Youtube, social media, and lots of video games. There are only a few hours per week a working individual has time to watch TV. What Netflix is competing against is NOT Disney+, it's TIME. As such, their decision makes 100% business sense. Just not creative sense.