There are certain directors I really like who, for one reason or another, I have barely delved into since arriving on Letterboxd.
I really like David Cronenberg. My liking of him has been wholly based on his body horror films, I have rarely delved into his films when they have not been about that kind of thing. It doesn't always work out well - eXistenZ (cor, what a pain in the arse that is…
But they do turn.
The wheels, that is. Slowly. For, you see, considering it took me so bloody long to watch my first Paul Thomas Anderson film, you would have thought it would have taken me considerably less than almost 2 years to watch another one. Especially as I adored it. No, no. That's not how things work around here.
As fantastic as I thought Hard Eight was, I still don't expect to go…
There's an LL Cool J quote that would be relevant here. Hello again.
I'm well aware this is Letterboxd, a social network site that was created for people to talk about films rather than their personal problems and woes, so much of what I'm about to say may seem irrelevant and strangely out of place to those of you who, for some reason, stick it out and decide to see it through to the end. If you decide to do…
What makes a 5 star film?
There are lots of different criteria floating around for what makes one. By their own admission, some people are a lot freer with dishing out such a grading whilst others insist a film practically has to become their all time favourite to receive full marks.
It is, of course, completely dependent on the individual. I've often wondered if I am quite strict or quite liberal with the amount of times I've handed out full…