Yoh, I'm Chriss.
I like movies that explore the human condition, but I also believe that since film is a visual medium that a movie should be told within a stylistic narrative; whether dreamily surrealist or grittily realistic, and that there should be a distinctive visual element present. Themes are the essence of my enjoyment of a movie, especially when they are handled well. As this is the case, many of my higher rated movies (especially those with 5 stars) are movies that explore themes I find I particularly relate to, so I suppose my ratings are a good reflection of my personality. I quite enjoy movies that delve into superficiality and sex. Two subjects of particular interest to me. Platonic interest only though, in this case. Although I find movies of a darker nature more intellectually enjoyable I do quite like comedies as well.
Although admittedly not my favourite genre of film, the comedies I enjoy tend to be cynical or sarcastic; intelligent, so definitely not the likes of American Pie or Tropic Thunder, etc. Comedies more akin to the likes of Withnail & I or In the Loop. I'm not at all bothered by the nationality of a movie, in fact I'm quite keen on world cinema. Right now, I'd have to say I'm particularly enjoying the ridiculously stylish Chinese movies like Hero and The House of Flying Daggers.
So thanks for reading this far, if anyone has! if anyone who is here solely for the movies wants to add me as a friend, feel free. Later.
Oh, and just as an additional note- I'm self-educated in the way of film analysis, so I feel it would be precocious of me to go into dauntingly long, overly complicated, mumbling reviews of the movies. So with the movies I have reviewed, really think of it more as a blurb than a full on critique. Thanks!
(Really need to get around to rewriting my favourite movie reviews, they're of a ridiculously low standard, but don't judge me on them! I wrote some of them on my iPhone, after all!)