A lot of that is down to advancements in home cinema.
A decent sized tv is within the price range for most people, then a subscription to Netflix is more than enough for a household, a lot of films don’t need to be on Huge screens, but massive blockbusters do benefit from it, hence the tilt towards big event pictures.
However a welcome development is TV is being arguably the biggest platform for auteurs now. The technology (And budgets allow for it.
There are other considerations, such as action doing better on the international market as opposed to comedy, which has to overcome more cultural barriers.
But ultimately I don’t think it’s all doom and gloom, you’ve never had more access to film and TV, and the quality is there in spades. Things are Not that bad y’know.
I can't believe I'm actually falling for this, but what the hell...
Getting incredibly defensive about Martin Scorsese not wanting to lavish praise on great film moments like "Chris Pratt turns into a CGI Pac-Man while fighting his planet Dad" is such thin-skinned defensiveness that it practically raises it to the level of art form.
I enjoy Marvel movies, most of the time, I also have what amounts to basic human perspective and realise that absolutely all my own tastes do not need to be rubber stamped by other artists I like in order to feel validated.
I don't want Martin Scorsese to feel like he has to bend the knee to a multi-billion dollar franchise that will no doubt still be cranking out blockbusters long after the 76 year old will have left us. Why should he? He's giving his opinion, it's actually more annoying that he was even asked.
He has after all, got a point, the MCU is almost a breed apart, and that isn't to denigrate it. The only way to guarantee a box office hit now is to have Marvel Studios sit in front of the opening credits, they share much of the same DNA as long running episodic television and yes theme park rides too, they are near ubiquitous, they ARE different.
It is possible to take genuine criticism of something you enjoy and see it for what it is, a worthwhile contribution to the conversation. Screw all this "oh I respect my fellow film making brethren and of course I'd love to do an MCU movie" crap, he doesn't like them, he's given his reasons and they're perfectly valid ones.
Take this Screen Junkies "Movie fights" nonsense, roll it up in a "I survived the snap!" T-Shirt and hurl it off a cliff. Scorsese isn't going to stop one frame of an MCU movie being shot/created and I doubt he'd even want to, he's showed more deference to the studio that brought you Dr Strange than you have shown to the man that gave us Mean Streets.
This weekend a film (ironically a comic book movie) that lifts wholesale from Taxi Driver and King of Comedy is on top of the box office for the second week running, most filmmakers could only dream of a tiny fraction of that level of influence, to still be paid homage to over 40 years later.
This is a good website, but honestly articles like this make its name sound very accurate indeed.