As the site owners agree with, mini-reviews are one of the best parts of Criticker.mpowell wrote:yeah, the mini-reviews are one of the most interesting parts of Criticker, and you're right that we should be doing more to highlight them.
They clearly are of enormous value to the readers of the mini-reviews.
But what about the advantages of writing mini-reviews for the writers themselves ?
I'm sure there are some, yet they seem to be less obvious.
Can we, together, in this thread, make a list of benefits for writers of mini-reviews ?
I'll add them here:
- reminder/explanatory function: helps to recall what I originally thought about a movie and why I scored it the way I did
- self-affirmation and self-verification (feels good when someone stars something you're proud of)
- expressive outlet: when a film puts me in a weird ecstatic frenzy
- experiencing the feeling of sharing something with(in) a community
- imposes little creative challenges I wouldn't otherwise bother with
- self-examination and self-reflction: "when reading (own) older reviews: a reminder not to take myself too seriously"
- helps understand others: "easier to appreciate other peoples' efforts when you've had a go yourself"