I've been derailing threads all over the board. I'm sorry. So let's make one thread where we can discuss all nature of film.
I will say that I'm aware everyone has their own opinions. I think the advantage of having a film journal is that I can explain why I like or dislike things in great detail. However, the main reason negative reviews are so rare in my journal is that I feel no shame in turning the things off. There are days where I go through four movies but only write one review, because I simply can't take whatever-it-is. Generally, if I watch a movie I hate all the way through, it's because either I'm seeing it in the theatre or there's a real reason to watch it, such as my annual Oscarpalooza watching. (Lord, I hated Transformers and Surf's Up.)
I consider myself to be designing my own private film school. After all, I've got the time.
"Now everyone was giving her that kind of look UFOlogists get when they suddenly say, 'Hey, if you shade your eyes you can see it is just a flock of geese after all.'"
"You can't erase icing."
"I can't believe it doesn't work! I found it on the internet, man!"