inspired by Thomas's newfound disregard of nuance, I will henceforth only review movies using traffic light colours

Mad Max: Fury Road 🟢
Apple in the River 🟡
Trancers 🟢
Antonio Gaudí 🟡
Tokyo Drifter 🟢

critic/filmmaker Dan Sallitt has a baroque six-colour scale he uses instead of ratings place movies in an all-time context

the colors are red (pantheon), orange (near-masterpiece), yellow (Hall of Very Good), blue (good), purple (lowest rung of recommendability or interest), and everything not worth ranking is grey

this is needlessly complicated but very interesting

also pick better colours bro, my colourblind ass can't differentiate a bunch of this

for all it's flaws this is better than Mike D'Angelo's 100-point scale

@Thomas @derek i have a friend who has very complicated metrics for their own personal 100 point scale

@douglasfur @Thomas I see this on Letterboxd, like "Acting: 20/25, Aesthetics: 17/25 [...]" and I stroke out every time


@derek @douglasfur @Thomas i love that they think acting and aesthetics make up for a total of 50% of a movies worth. Like you can determine that a movies aesthetic can only ever be worth up to 25%, but something like real world impact isn't even counted

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