I’m a 22 year old film lover (that’s me on the left). I may be a rare breed in that I love fine cinema in all forms, but I also love forgettable Hollywood trite, when executed correctly (i.e. maximum entertainment). I’m not ashamed of it, either!
I am a photographer here in Portland, OR. When I’m not working as a studio manager/assistant/jack-of-all-trades for a wonderful duo, I’m often photographing my own work. Check me out here: http://kevinedward.com.
My rating system is highly non-linear. Five-star films are those that are above and beyond, and the only films I will add to my favorites. Very reserved about giving this rating out. Four star films are a slightly mixed bag; very good films on the whole or definitely imperfect films with truly outstanding characteristics. Three star films are trickier: if it’s a movie you’d compare to the art historical perspective of cinema, think of it as average; if its more along the lines of general Hollywood output, think of it as a really great piece of entertainment. Two star films: think of them in the same terms as three star films, just down a rung. One star films: no. If there is one complaint I have about MUBI, it’s the totally obtuse rating system – Criticker gives a much better ability to compare, just without every other awesome feature of MUBI. Oh, I can also complain about the general assholery in the forums? I’m here to have fun and love film.