The homepage of Flickchart states “If they’re all 5 star movies, which one is the best?” I put that to the test to determine just how effective their system is, and just how broken traditional rating methods are.
I keep a running diary of all the films I watch, complete with date, film, rating, and check marks indicating whether it’s the first time I’ve seen the movie and if I watched it on TCM. There are very few other things to do with the “Latino Images in Film” spiral notebooks I won from TCM a while back. I’m almost positive Cantinflas would have done the same thing. I watch a movie, record it in the diary an hour later after it has sunk in, and then get it on Flickchart when I get the chance. The current book is at over 500 movies since July ’09. Now, it would make sense that the relationship of the ratings I come up with after seeing a movie and their positions on Flickchart would match, right?