100/25 [The Giallo List]: under construction
With the new year, ushering in a new rating system:
★ = Regardless of what positive attributes the film may have, they are easily canceled out by its overall awfulness (= inept, insulting, asinine, insufferable, unwatchable).
★★ = Its charms aren’t totally canceled out, but still aren’t enough to elevate it to “middle of the road.”
★★★ = The ever-widening middle section of moviedom. This rating comes in three varieties: ★★★-, ★★★, and ★★★+. The ★★★+ usually indicates a film that, though too flawed to be 4★, still warrants the adding of it to my favorites.
★★★★ = Two varieties: ★★★★ and ★★★★+, with ★★★★+ being a personal favorite and ★★★★ being a film that, though not my cup of tea, is still undeniably accomplished or great.
★★★★★ = Flawless or near; in my personal canon; appeals to my particular, personal (and, yes, subjective) proclivities/sensibilities/taste.