A New Approach To Reviews

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When I wrote my first review here, 8.5 years ago, it was labeled a Non-Review Review.  I wasn’t interested in attempting to analyze film and present reviews as a journalist might; I simply wanted to occasionally share that I’d seen something I enjoyed and encourage others to check it out.  Shortly thereafter, however, I had a change of heart and my reviews transformed to include grades and spoiler sections.  I made it a point to review anything I saw in the theater, as well as the occasional extra-theatrical entertainment, and that is how things have been ever since.

The downside to this method is that I have to write a number of negative reviews.  One of my best-written reviews, in my opinion, is a disappointed trashing of The Force Awakens, and while that was a very personal piece, most of my other low-graded reviews were not.  After seeing another movie that wasn’t going to garner high praise at the end of 2016, I realized that I no longer wanted to continue on reviewing as I have been.

So, in a return to form, from here on out I am only going to be sharing reviews for movies that I enjoyed.  It doesn’t matter if it’s cinematic brilliance or skews more towards nostalgic wonder, if I enjoyed it, I’ll tell ya about it.  If I didn’t, I’m not going to bother.  There is enough negative news around as it is, I don’t think I need to add to the dour noise by sharing more unpleasant reviews.  This is as much a personal choice as a social one, though, in that I just don’t want to keep wasting so much time and energy piecing together reviews that focus on something I would actually rather forget, anyways.

Alongside the positivity, however, I also want to delve a little deeper into my reviews.  If I’m going to bother sharing something I really enjoy, then I want to analyze it a little differently for ya.  I have some ideas as to how I want to approach this, but you’ll have a chance to see how it all comes together with my first new-review tomorrow.

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About Mark Mushakian

Just a man who loves God, women, kids, dogs, movies, and every other lovely thing in life :)
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One Response to A New Approach To Reviews

  1. I like the idea of positive only reviews! Looking forward to it…

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