This list of Oscar winners is the best evidence one could provide for why contemporary films are irrelevant, morally and artistically.
Compare to this list of Oscar winners from 1939. Or any other year prior to 1965 pulled out of a hat.
The problem is that we are just shaving Leviathan when we need to start draining its lifeblood until it's too anemic to do much harm. Right now, it's the one holding the straight razor and slashing throats right and left.