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Friday 3 May 2013, 12:11

Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

There are hundreds if not thousands of film websites and blogs on the internet. Which ones do you use and why?

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    thefilmexperience for anything awards related and filmschoolrejects for everything else.

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    The greatest place on the internet for people to share their thoughts respectably on films and come together as one film-loving community is Letterboxd.com. I suggest Mark checks it out, it's my favourite site on the web and I'm on it almost constantly reading the reviews of amateur critics that range from poor but keen writers to thoroughly, poetically well-versed and educated cinephiles. It's really a tremendous website run by lovely people that all who love film really must check out. No, I don't work for them nor have I been asked to say this, but I really feel I should as it's a wonderful site I think Mark would enjoy, or at least find amusing.

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    I no longer use film sites for reviews just as I no longer read The Guardian film reviews as I got tired of being overexposed to plots points that may not have been actual spoilers but still took away some of the pleasure of the cinema experience.

    Now I stick to the good doctor and a monthly dose of Empire in print both of which are very conscious of giving away too much plot.

    I spend more time avoiding film info rather than researching it.

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    This might seem like a curveball but my favorite movie blog has to be Thatguywiththeglasses.
    Featuring the Doug Walker AKA The Nostalgia Critic, he rants and dissects incredibly bad movies, and while you might think that is not what a true critic would do, he also has a complete passion and heart for cinema which completely justifies why he rips apart such abysmal films.

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    Not strictly written work but in the form of video blog, I always go to Jeremy Jahns. Yes, he's not particularly insightful and has a more populist view of movies. But he has a passion for movies that really shows. While he is an unashamed fanboy of superhero movies and also does video games reviews, he appreciates quality cinema such as Spielbergs' work. He is very frank about how he feels about movies and argues his viewpoint well. You may not aggre with him but you see where he's coming from.

    As a 19 year old, he seems to me as the best representative of how people approximately my age feels about movies - we enjoy and appreciate 'proper' movies but also really enjoy blockbusters if they're entertaining enough.

 

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