Post by kingkevzilla on Nov 21, 2023 9:50:44 GMT -6
The way I go about it is this. I know what I like and try to seek out reviews from people who have the same tastes in film as I do. If they give a film I'm interested in good reviews and I go and give it a watch. I find my go-to site for this to be Letterbox.
I only use the internet as judgement because that's how I experience most of the marketing for a movie, via Youtube trailers etc.
If the idea of a movie intrigues me, and a trailer makes me want to see it, then I'll go and see it. But if a movie and its idea doesn't appeal to me, regardless of what the trailers can offer, I probably wouldn't see it. Some things I do take a leap of faith with, if I get bored and there isn't much else to watch, then I'll look at the reviews, and if it's got high critic rating and a low audience score, it's probably not that great for a recent release. But if the audience score is high and the critic score is mediocre then it's probably decent inough to take a dive into a movie that I care nothing for.
However, as of late I've just got more into the habit of seeking out older foreign films, ones that I have heard about and have briefly had my attention in the past. I've watched a few Akira Kurosawa movies and so far my favorite one is Ran (1985).
The beauty of being alive now is that there are a plethora of older movies to dive into. Of course, being alive earlier in the past there weren't as many movies made to watch, nor as easily available.