What I mean is, it seems that there are more articles on how some song or movie from the past (even recent past) actually sucks or is creepy. That Christmas song - it’s so date-rapey! That other Christmas song - it’s so condescending! That Christmas movie (holy cow, I’m noticing a trend…IS THIS THE WAR ON CHRISTMAS I’VE HEARD ABOUT) - it’s the worst!
I’m fine with criticizing films, but plenty of the articles are just a chance to be edgy and attack a sacred cow (even if no one really cares - “Crash” isn’t that great? Whatevs…), or try to look at something through using current cultural references. I don’t remember reading takedown’s of Hemingway or “Bonnie and Clyde” when I was growing up in the '80s, except something easy like “Birth of a Nation”. It seems that there are a lot more of these critical posts/articles written. I swear, I read a post (on The AV Club, IIRC) saying that a movie from 5 or 6 years ago didn’t age that well. The only part I remember was “Do we still like ‘Up in the Air’? It doesn’t seem that great now.”
What, are you a goddamn teen that a few years passing has changed you so much??