I feel that it is crucial to write a review that is simple and understandable. Sometimes film reviewers get so carried away with adjectives and descriptions that the true meaning of what the movie meant to them gets lost. I strive to make my reviews as simple to read and enjoyable as possible, but also to carry a valid message that a film lover can relate to and ultimately decide if they’re interested in watching a film, or not.
I review my films quite differently to the more conventional five or ten stars method.
Personally, I feel that in order to review films out of five or ten stars, you would need a certain criteria on which you base your score. And even if you use criteria to base your review on, what does 7/10 stars mean? What if I never score a film lower than five stars out of ten, meaning that is the lowest score in my books? Is seven stars necessarily “good” then, or rather mediocre (perhaps equivalent to 2/5 stars)?
So, I prefer using a “thumb up” or “thumb down” reviewing style.
If I give a film a , it means it’s worth watching the movie and chances are that you will enjoy the meaning of the film.
If I rate a movie with a - it’s best you skip the movie or watch it on a Saturday evening when you have absolutely nothing else to do!
So, I recommend reading my reviews in full to find out why I rate it with a thumb up or thumb down, since I do not use any specific criteria, but rather look at a film as a whole.
Enjoy my reviews!