"The Monuments Men" is indeed proof that movies and art matter. So does storytelling. I remember when my friend and I walked out of "Erin Brockovich" now fourteen years ago and he said, "It was a good story." "The storytelling wasn't that good," I replied. We both had points. That movie showed us quite the David Vs. Goliath narrative, but I didn't much care about the main character, even though she did something wondrous that affected many. As Chuck Roven said at the Golden Globes, "We're lucky to make movies about people." That's mainly why "American Hustle" is so popular.