BP Movie Journal 4/27/17

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7 Responses

  1. nathan4me says:

    anyone else find it funny that for David, a “really, really good movie” (his words) like Lost City of Z garners only a B+? that verbiage suggests a higher rating to me. What would he say about a solid A? “really, really, really fucking fantastic”??

    • Battleship Pretension says:

      I’d say that, to use the phrase “really, really good”, but never being quite able to dip into “great” would equal a B+. Tantalizing close to an A, but not quite.


    • Julius says:

      “Really, really, really fucking fantastic” is what I would say about a solid A.

      • Julius says:

        I mean, not literally, but I certainly wouldn’t give a movie that’s merely “really, really good” an A.

    • Ryan says:

      The best argument for the uselessness of letter grades or star ratings is that everyone has their own internal scale for what makes a three, four, or five star movie, or what the difference between an A and a B is. Like, four out of five is an 80%, but who thinks of a four star movie as a B-?

    • aaron says:

      David and I have had this discussion before, except that he thinks a 3 1/2 star movie is a failure because that’s a C+ in his head. He’s really weird.

  2. Caleb says:

    I’ve gotten into keeping track of the movies I watch on a yearly basis, and part of that is rating them on a scale from 1-10. I’ve found it useful, but I often need to clarify to myself that a certain movie is “more a 7.6” then say, a full 8/10. It’s neurotic and more than a little arbitrary, but it helps me make sense of my movie watching in the long run.

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