An odd headline, for an interesting article:
‘Tis the season to gather, be grateful for what we have and share what we can. But for cinephiles, it’s awards season, and that means dreary fare – particularly with a World War II or Holocaust focus. No fewer than six are set for release this holiday season.
So why, during what’s supposed to be the cheeriest time of year, this abundance of stories from one of humanity’s darkest hours?
“Much of it is awards-driven,” said Paul Dergarabedian, president of Media By Numbers, which tracks box-office totals. “Downer movies come out this time of year as a reflection of the fact that people are vying for Oscars.”