Wendell Wagner wrote:
>This is why, assuming that you don't have an unlimited amount of
time, that you have to >rely on reviews or friends' suggestions or
something to winnow down the number of films >you see.
Well, let me take this opportunity to throw in a shameless plug for my
husband's website: http://www.metacritic.com.
For each movie that
comes out (and DVD, music album and video game) they compile all the
major reviews, put them together on a page for the movie and assign it
a score from 1-100. The scores are a good starting point ... for
example if something has a 12, I don't even bother with it further
because it is crap. If something scores above 50 then I usually go and
look at the movie's page and see what the reviews say. It's definitely
a time saver and very helpful, especially after you learn how to form
your own opinions based on what you can read about the film.
And, coming soon, a books section! I am really excited about that and
am working hard to help them implement it.
Okay, I'll end my ad now and promise that next time I write it will be
about mythic questions.