Peter Bart: Hollywood Gives Indies Its Awards Now, But Riches Await Spring-Summer Tentpoles

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Welcome to a Hollywood week that will be at once celebratory and cynical. Everywhere in town this week someone is bestowing an award that will celebrate original and creative filmmaking. Behind the scenes, meanwhile, the majors are preparing to unveil their 2018 release schedules packed with more sequels and remakes than at any time within memory – a veritable feast of franchises. "The film industry is returning to the comfort of the familiar," as The Economist observed…