I'm not saying that exploratory, real-world, adult-level filmmaking has disappeared altogether. It pops up on rare occasions -- Parallel Mothers, King Richard, The Lost Daughter, Drive My Car, The Worst Person in the World, Riders of Justice, Zola, Licorice Pizza, The Card Counter. It just seems that so many films are woke instructionals -- movies that seek to educate audiences about how things shouldn't be and where our brave and gleaming future lies, and how things should have been in the past (i.e., presentism).