There are way too many movies out there. Recommendations on popular current releases are easy to find, but there are decades of movies available to us now along with a glut of modern movies that never got a wide release. These titles and figures hold importance to some people but mean nothing to most. References to them are made in reviews and nerds hold them up as real films. Are any of these actually enjoyable to normal people today? Are they worth your precious time?
In a stretch of time that wasn’t so precious to me, I wanted to sort all this out. I tried to watch as many movies as I could that people cared about. When I found something good, I tried to find out who was responsible. When I found something bad, I wished someone had warned me. I definitely haven’t seen them all and haven’t been to film school, but hopefully I can help you predict if that movie will be more interesting than your phone.