I've got so much stuff in my back pocket I can't sit down - problem is I also mostly can't remember what's in there.
Not just movies, but art in general could be charaterized as snuff plays, poems, paintings, macrame etc in this way. "Varyng degrees" provides a lot of latitude.
Besides the snuff thing, there's also the capitalist stooge thing too
By focusing on the film-historical context—the aesthetic idiosyncrasies of an individual film or its connections to other films by genre, crew, or cast—film criticism fails to see the intentions and desires of the film industry, the only active subject in major cinema. In doing so, film criticism colludes with the entertainment industry’s massive project of commodifying experience. By treating entertainment products as a mirror of social experience, film criticism legitimates capitalist alienation while cheapening the possibilities of art.