Bitch about it
In ‘Bitch about it,’ I want to hear what you have to say! Especially since I usually don’t have a clue.
It’s painfully clear that I will not be able to watch all the movies there are. That kind of sucks. Even if I could just watch movies all day, every day, it’s impossible. So the question comes to all of us, what movies do you watch with the limited amount of time you have to watch them? I’m asking all of you, readers of Bitchin’ Film Reviews:
WHAT IS YOUR MOST RELIABLE SOURCE OF MOVIE RECOMMENDATIONS, AND HOW DID IT EARN THAT STATUS?
I found very early on that my movie tastes aligned quite well with Peter Travers of Rolling Stone. For years, he was the single voice I listened to when it came to well established critics. My brother-in-law knows movies better than I do, and his word was as good as gold as well. But as my tastes were evolving, I moved to the rating aggregate site Rotten Tomates to give me a more broad understanding of how well certain movies are received. I have since stopped reading Peter Travers (the straw that broke the camel’s back was a positive review of The Taking of Pelham 123), and have moved almost exclusively to reading reviews from the critics at The New York Times. Whether or not I agree with their opinions, they at the very least back up their statements and break down the film for me analytically. Lastly comes social media. Without all the blogs I follow, I would miss a ton of great films. I’d list you all by name, but that would take way to long.
So in short, I get 99% of my film recommendations from:
- Social media
- The New York Times
- Rotten Tomatoes
Please folks, share with me your sources so I can find more bitchin’ films.