Wednesday, January 21, 2004
Roger Ebert and the late Gene Siskel on Letterman

Beyond Thumbs Up or Down

Thoughts on How to Decide if a Film is Any Good

Most of the time, writers for Metaphilm approach films to see what they
      mean or what they have to say—consciously or subconsciously, seriously
      or humorously. We typically avoid the subjective question of whether
      the film under discussion is any good. Here, one film professor offers
      his introductory guidelines for ways you can evaluate the films you watch.
      Think of it as a meta-level approach to film-watching, or perhaps a way
      to go meta with movie critics.

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