Film critics can be very useful to you and your movie watching experiences. Learning how to use film critics can make your movie viewing more rewarding, less frustrating, and save you some money to boot.
Here are the top 5 tips to getting the most out of a movie critic...
- Find a movie critic whose opinions about movies you have already seen agree with your tastes. Once you find that person, let them spend the money seeing new movies. If they like a flick, chances are you'll like it. If they trash a film, don't waste your money on it.
- Visit critic aggregator sites such as Metacritic or Rotten Tomatoes to see tons of reviews pulled together into one score. The good stuff will filter to the top.
- Don't pass up on the smaller produced inde films. There is a lot of dreck out there. Your favorite critic will point you in the right direction and point out exceptional films to check out that you won't find at your local theatre.
- Don't just pursue the 5 star films. Critics are quite stingy with the stars and may only reward 4 or 5 films a year a 5 star rating. Three and a half or better means the film is a good solid piece of work and deserves your attention.
- Create your own list of top movies at sites like IMDB or Yahoo. Then easily compare your favorites with critics favorites. Find a good match and you've got your man...
Reading an articulate critic's writings about film and film making can only help you to increase your enjoyment of movies. If you want to increase the value of the time you spend watching movies, find a good critic and step up to the next level.