Winners of Auralia’s Fifth Anniversary Contest (Correction)

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[UPDATE: I've just been informed that, due to a strange corruption of the file in which the submissions were compiled, some of the names and toasts were mixed up. Thus, the vote-tally turned up a bad result, with the wrong name attached to one of the winning toasts. My apologies to the person who was erroneously congratulated, and to the true winner - Adam Beckmeyer - whose toast is the Second Place Winner. Fortunately for Adam, prizes have not been mailed yet, so he will receive his rewards for … [Read more...]

A Three-Star Rant About Thumbs (or, Why I Won’t “Rate” Movies)

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Have you seen the new film-review site called Letterboxd? I like it. A lot. I need a convenient online moviegoing journal, and it provides that.But most of my colleagues who are chronicling their reviews there are rating movies with stars or "likes." I just can't bring myself to start any such thing. So it's time to say again what I said at Filmwell a few years ago... I think "rating" movies does us all more harm than good.Here's how I explained that at Filmwell in April of 2009...  … [Read more...]


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