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Re: Of Grading Movies
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2015, 12:48:32 PM »
I also did a Kurosawa Marathon, picking up most of my blind spots in his filmography. He ended up with 4 titles in my Top 100 (Ikiru, Ran, Seven Samurai and Dodes’ka-den) and another five I give 3.5 Stars.

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Re: Of Grading Movies
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2015, 12:54:43 PM »
5 stars - excellent
4 stars - very good
3 stars - good / fine
2 stars - meh at best
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Re: Of Grading Movies
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2015, 01:08:12 PM »
5 stars - excellent
4 stars - very good
3 stars - good / fine
2 stars - meh at best
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This is my scale as well.

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Re: Of Grading Movies
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2015, 01:14:56 PM »
Pixote wow, that is incredibly specific and complete, thank you. You seem to manage to better use the lower end of the spectrum than me.
I'm curious, what movies have you graded below C ?

C-
Baby Mama  (Michael McCullers, 2008)
The DUFF  (Ari Sandel, 2015)
The Judge  (David Dobkin, 2014)
Hannibal  (Ridley Scott, 2001)
Spring Breakers  (Harmony Korine, 2012)
Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte  (Robert Aldrich, 1964)
The Island  (Michael Bay, 2005)
Miss Congeniality  (Donald Petrie, 2000)
The Purge  (James DeMonaco, 2013)
White Chicks  (Keenen Ivory Wayans, 2004)


D+
Bad Teacher  (Jake Kasdan, 2011)
Tightrope  (Richard Tuggle, 1984)
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie  (Kevin Tancharoen, 2011)
Skyline  (Colin Strause & Greg Strause, 2010)
The Last Airbender  (M. Night Shyamalan, 2010)
Seven Pounds  (Gabriele Muccino, 2008)
Saw V  (David Hackl, 2008)
The Transformers: The Movie  (Nelson Shin, 1986)
Airport 1975  (Jack Smight, 1974)
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me  (David Lynch, 1992)


D
Priest  (Scott Charles Stewart, 2011)
HellBent  (Paul Etheredge, 2004)
Did You Hear About the Morgans?  (Marc Lawrence, 2009)
Leap Year  (Anand Tucker, 2010)
11:14  (Greg Marcks, 2003)
Critters  (Stephen Herek, 1986)
House on Haunted Hill  (William Malone, 1999)
Careful, He Might Hear You  (Carl Schultz, 1983)
Earthquake  (Mark Robson, 1974)
Ararat  (Atom Egoyan, 2002)


D-
A Visit to Santa  (Clem Williams, 1963)

I don't think I've rated any movies below C- in the last year and a half, or so. Feeling generous, I guess.

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Re: Of Grading Movies
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2015, 01:19:09 PM »
I would expect at least two thirds about three quarters of my ratings are 3, 3.5, or 4.
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Re: Of Grading Movies
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2015, 01:19:35 PM »
There are only two ratings: 2 and 3.

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Re: Of Grading Movies
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2015, 01:20:45 PM »
Most of roujin's annual best of lists are 2s.
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Re: Of Grading Movies
« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2015, 01:34:30 PM »
I started with a 10-point system (to match my IMDb ratings) and then I briefly switched to a descriptive system (Good, Very Good, et cetera) and now I use combination of the descriptive and a 100-point scale (to match my Criticker ratings).  My scores are roughly equivalent to school scores, where anything below 60 is a fail.  I kind of hate my system now, because there's way too much room in that 0-60 range and my 80-89 range covers a broader spectrum than it should.  But changing it would involve too much time and effort re-adjusting my Criticker scores, and I'd still have to stick to a 10-point scale on IMDb anyway, if I wanted my ratings there to mean anything.

96-100 = Masterpiece: A sublime experience, a top 100-worthy film. To me, almost every second of this movie is perfect.

90-95 = Great: A top 250-worthy film (and in fact, there are a few personal favorites in this range that made it to my top 100)

80-89 = Very Good: Anything from "Hey this was pretty good!" (recent example: Pitch Perfect) to "This was superb, just one or two small things holding it back" (Tale of the Princess Kaguya).  I would say most movies I watch fall into this range.

70-79 = Good: Enjoyed it, but probably wouldn't give it a second look.  Recommended mainly for fans of (director/actor/genre/subject matter)

60-69 = Fair: Some redeeming qualities for sure, but too many issues to ignore.

30-59 = Poor: Far too problematic, but maybe I enjoyed one or two things about it

0-30 = Crap: A miserable experience. This movie pissed me off.


Actually, all the polls and rankings lately have got me thinking again about the arbitrariness of assigning numbers/grades to movies.  But it's such a habit, I find it difficult to let go of.

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Re: Of Grading Movies
« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2015, 02:07:54 PM »
Actually, all the polls and rankings lately have got me thinking again about the arbitrariness of assigning numbers/grades to movies.  But it's such a habit, I find it difficult to let go of.

Sandy never grades films ??? What's all that about! ;D


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Re: Of Grading Movies
« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2015, 02:10:14 PM »
Actually, all the polls and rankings lately have got me thinking again about the arbitrariness of assigning numbers/grades to movies.  But it's such a habit, I find it difficult to let go of.

Sandy never grades films ??? What's all that about! ;D

Sandy, like roujin, has a two-grade system:

A = I really like this!
A- = I'm happy for you that you like this!

edit: C- = Quiz Show!

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