Thought I would get a movie tip thread started, I am sure we all have lives outside of trading.
Using the four-star system to review films for their Artistic and Entertainment Value.
Films with a four-star rating have a very high level of artistic-entertainment value. They are splendid examples of moviemaking craft, and are very much worthwhile in artistic-entertainment terms. Note, however, that by itself a four-star rating does not necessarily mean a “good” film; there are still moral-spiritual considerations to be taken into account. Still, in the absence of moral-spiritual objections, a four-star film will tend to have a high overall-recommendability rating.
*** WELL MADE
Films with a three-star rating are well-made examples of the sort of movie that they are, and are worthwhile in artistic-entertainment terms. Of course, a competently made film may still be more or less recommendable depending on moral-spiritual factors. In the absence of moral-spiritual objections, a three-star film will tend to rate in the “B” range for overall recommendability.
Films with a two-star rating are mediocre efforts of filmmaking, not really worthwhile in artistic-entertainment terms. Special fans of a given genre, actor, or filmmaker may find it necessary to see a particular two-star film; but the film itself, even if it is well-intentioned and pious, can’t be recommended in any wider sense.
Films with a one-star rating are poor examples of filmmaking with very little artistic-entertainment value. They are a waste of time and are best avoided.
Films with a no-stars “bomb” rating are unwatchably bad in artistic-entertainment terms. There is no saving them, not even with the most pious of intentions. For this reason, a “bomb” rating is always accompanied by an overall-recommendability rating of “F” (although the reverse is not always the case: a film can get an “F” without being a bomb — for example, for offensive moral-spiritual content in an otherwise well-made film).
Disclaimer: I do not work in the film industry, nor do I have any need to promote films. I have a Visual Arts Degree, Film and Electronic Media was my major, so this thread is just a bit of fun!