March 29th, 2017

Luke Buckmaster on lists and star ratings

Further to my rant posted earlier today, I wasn’t aware that Luke Buckmaster has already written at length on his opinion of numbered lists and star ratings on his blog Cinetology: Ultimately all this feeds back to a simple truth: that numbers and evaluation of art do not make natural bedfellows. What’s the point in […]

On lists and star ratings

It’s now December, the month in which two mysterious and omnipresent beings magically appear: Christmas music at shopping centres, and the year-end top ten list. Big-hitters like TIME, New York magazine and Rolling Stone as well as local luminaries such as Quickflix’s Simon Miraudo have got in early to take full advantage of the link-baiting […]