Binge film watching and Extreme Film Criticism

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  1. John B Good

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    Very interesting article. I am not a film critic by any means but have been keeping an almost daily film diary for a couple of years now and even at my rudimentary level, I think Binge watching can potentially deaden the experience of observation and illumination just because everything starts to run together after a while. I think the Binge experience itself is a great subject because it naturally lends itself to highly personal Gonzo-type reporting and the humor that comes from extreme circumstance, but for me, I do better making logical leaps, connections and observations if I absorb things more slowly. I recently watched the Angel trilogy over the course of three nights and, as ridiculous as it is, I enjoyed all three movies a lot more than if I had tried to cram them all into one night's viewing as I have in the past. Maybe it's just because I am getting older, but with attention spans growing shorter than ever, sitting through all the Marvel movies at once seems more like a stunt than a vehicle for thoughtful film criticism. Just my perception though.
     
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    These days I'm watching one episode of The Twilight Zone per evening :)
     
  4. What's playing tonight? And what was last night's episode? And I'm always curious to know if Rod Serling is holding a cigarette in his intro.
     

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