A poll. About reading film criticism.

The last poll I posted, regarding how you see films for the most part, was particularly interesting to me. I’m not sure if it was for you, but I’m talking about me. I realized that I’m not a renter for the most part. Since the first of the year, I’ve probably rented three movies.  I found myself forced to mark the “I don’t rent for the most part, I just watch stuff when it’s in theatres” option.  Including my vote, eighteen percent of all the voters picked that option.

There was one vote each for the following choices: “I’m rich, bitch! I just buy whatever I want,” “Basic cable for me, AMC, TMC, etc.,” “I mostly use vending machines like Red Box” and “All of the above.”

Fourteen percent of voters marked they are patrons of actual brick-and-mortar stores like Blockbuster.  This is much higher than I anticipated!

But the overwhelming majority, forty percent, said they stick to online movie services like Netflix.  No surprise there.

Of those that choose “other,” libraries were mentioned by a few.  Illegal downloading was mentioned, and one person borrows a lot from friends.  Awesome.

This week’s question involves determining how many words you are willing to read in a movie review.  Before you say, “well it depends on the movie,” I thought of that.  Consider a review of films you are generally interested in more than the average movie.  For instance, Academy Award nominees, or festival awards winners.  If you’re not generally aware of word counts, find a length-appropriate film review, cut and paste it here.

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One Response to “A poll. About reading film criticism.”
  1. Paolo says:

    Anything less than 200 just looks lazy.

    Otherwise, I feel like the best blog posts feel like the movie instead of just talking about the plot or performance superlatives. Nothing is too long if the writing is great and articulate.
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