“My saddest moment in a movie theatre came a month ago, when I screened All About Eve to a bunch of acquaintances, one of whom came up to me at the end. ‘What happened?’ she asked.
“‘Well,’ I replied, ‘Anne Baxter got the award, and Bette Davis sat there all steamed up, and George…’
“‘No,’ she said, tapping her foot, ‘what happened to movies like that? Movies with four great parts for women and lines you want to quote? Where did they go?’
“No idea, but they sure as hell aren’t coming back.” — from Anthony Lane‘s dispirited sum-up of 2006 movies, in the 12.18.06 in The New Yorker.