Thursday, November 10, 2011

System 2 Re-reviews

Here are short re-reviews of the past three movies I've reviewed. In this post I'm only addressing the questions that are new to System 2, and using the same answers I gave to the System 1 questions to recalculate the new System 2 ratings. For the impatient, here are the new ratings without any comment:

The Big Lebowski System 2 rating: 255, or 11111111
Gun Crazy System 2 rating: 178, or 10110010 
Ils (Them) System 2 rating: 56, or 00111000

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

System 2

This is a minor modification to the questions from System 1. I considered calling it 1A, but decided that it's better to make sure each system is distinct. Even changing the wording of a question ought to merit it being considered a new system, because even small changes in wording can affect the answers we give.
  1. Would you watch this movie again?
  2. Did you connect with the movie on a personal level?
  3. Did you feel the emotional impact that you think the film intended?
  4. Do you think the movie satisfies what you consider to be the goals of cinema?
  5. Do you think it satisfies what you consider to be the goals of art?
  6. Do you think the movie's artistic intent is interesting?
  7. Do you think those intentions are well executed?
  8. Do you agree with the theme or moral you feel the film tries to convey?

Review: Ils (Them)

Ils (English: Them, 2006): French and Romanian, 74 min, written and directed by David Moreau & Xavier Palud, starring Olivia Bonamy, Michaël Cohen and Adriana Mocca.

System 1 rating: 100, or 01100100