When I first sat down to write this piece it came out a bit scattered. I made adjustments; trim here, add there, move this up, slide this down. And you know what? It still came out scattered. The problem is not that I’m scatterbrained; it’s because the way I choose which movie is going to win any given matchup is complicated. To explain this, I’m going to give you a look at what my decision making process looks like as I pit the number 1 film on Flickchart against my number 1 film: The Dark Knight vs. High Fidelity.
One of the most brilliant things about Flickchart is the vast size of its ever-growing database. Unfortunately, that’s also one of the most problematic.
Simply put: Flickchart has those obscure movies you know you saw, but can’t remember a damn thing about. Since you know you saw them, you can’t rightly click the “Haven’t Seen It” button, can you? It would violate proper Flickchart etiquette.
Travis Betz and Devin Barry are two movie lovers, who are also obsessed fans of the film ranking website, Flickchart. Join them as they pit movies against each other, waging verbal cinematic war while building a “best of” list on the blood of the defeated.
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I use Flickchart every day because I don’t know myself.
At the risk of impelling everyone to immediately stop reading by beginning a sentence with the phrase “back in college”, back in college I recall having a very college conversation with a roommate, who posed a question more or less akin to: “If you could invent, or rather wish into existence, a machine that could perform a certain task of your choosing, no matter how mundane or fanciful, what would you want this magical machine to do?” In reality, the roommate probably said something like “Wouldn’t it be cool if you had a toilet that turned poop into weed?”, and my response (after concurring that, yes, that would be a pretty cool toilet) to this was “I’d like to have a machine that told me what my favorite things are.”