Empirical Evidence that Flickchart is the Future of Film Criticism

Dan Rohr

Dan lives for five things: Movies, Jazz Rap, Statistics, Chili, and his family who have no idea how huge a nerd he really is. Like almost everybody else on this page, he has a job dealing with computer/internet-y things for a company he helped start after college. You can find him on Flickchart as espin39.  

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4 Responses

  1. johnmason says:

    Great article. Couldn’t agree more.

  2. Daniel Rohr says:

    Thank You.

    Just to clarify for everybody as well, I’m not saying Flickchart is going to replace the written review (a world without well-written criticism would suck) but that a system like Flickchart’s would be much more insightful to the reader than “2-stars” or 5/10.

  3. @Daniel: Right, it looks like the title was a bit vague, so a lot of folks (at least some of whom probably haven’t read the complete article) interpreted “criticism” to mean the sum total of the review process, rather than the numerical evaluation – which is how you meant it.

    For my part, I skimmed the title and got the gist of it in the context of the piece, so the meaning was clear. But knowing we’d lead with the title on Twitter, I should’ve caught that. So, bad on me.

  4. KingofPain says:

    I’ve already ranked the movies I’ve seen on other movie websites using a grading system (A+ to F) and a 1-100 system. When I came to Flickchart, I had a general idea where all my movies should be as far as ranking order. Flickchart is useful because it allows me to further distinguish my rankings in a more dynamic manner. It also forces me to rethink why I rated certain movies as I did, and gives me a fresh perspective on what my tastes really are.

    It’d be great if all critics used Flickchart, because then I could monitor their real thoughts about movies on a day to day basis. This would offer a great deal of insight into how their minds worked, and perhaps keep them honest.