2020-03-16 17:06:24 UTC
The history of this group during the twenty years since I began posting here is pathetic. One of its many faults was a total lack of spirited ( or any ) disagreement on the worth of a film. " I liked it " or " I thought it was dull " has been the specialty of the house. I've always attributed this to laziness and absence of sufficient brain working. In any event opportunities for meaningful psychological combat have not existed in this ng.
Could be movie savvy people think such a waste of time or distasteful.
Differences in " taste " notwithstanding I could not abide a positive review for a film I find to be dull or a negative post about a favorite film and I would feel compelled to respond.
The worst result that could ensue from this approach would be for someone to point out anything that I had missed or misinterpreted which would alter my opinion of a film. Can't recall when this has ever happened...at least with cinema.
Rarely do I read any reviews of any film or TV offering as virtually every one will have multiple problems in analysis.
In general for me a film ( or book ) is a one to one relationship and three's a crowd.