Wednesday, January 21, 2004
Thoughts on How to Decide if a Film is Any Good
Most of the time, writers for Metaphilm approach films to see what they
mean or what they have to say—consciously or subconsciously, seriously
or humorously. We typically avoid the subjective question of whether
the film under discussion is any good. Here, one film professor offers
his introductory guidelines for ways you can evaluate the films you watch.
Think of it as a meta-level approach to film-watching, or perhaps a way
to go meta with movie critics.