I always shout at the TV when I’m really into a show. I could probably count them and make that a way of rating movies other than on their merit.
Direction, Cinematography, Plot, and Box Office are fine indications, but if the viewer is not fully engaged and reacting to your creation then none of that will matter. No one will remember your art.
For example, my two favorite movies are #LifeisBeautiful and #Silence. Both of these movies kept me fully engaged despite one of the being almost as big of a box office bomb as the unfortunately doomed #ProudMaryMovie
I guess what I’m trying to say in this rant is that art is meant to be viewed and engaged with, regardless of the medium. Art is not formulaic and it does not shy away from the truth.
Art will make you laugh. It will make you cry. It will even force you to face the truth within yourself and in the world around you.
But don’t you dare turn your eyes away from the truth. Feel it. Understand it. And then transform it into a fist for justice.
And that is why I plan to see #TheTale when it is available in my area.