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list of benefits for writers of mini-reviews

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list of benefits for writers of mini-reviews

Postby livelove » Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:58 pm

As the site owners agree on, 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 ?

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Re: list of benefits for writers of mini-reviews

Postby paulofilmo » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:54 pm

are you after these sorts of subjective things? i might be misreading you


    when reading (own) older reviews: a reminder not to take myself too seriously
    feels good when someone stars something you're proud of
    can set little creative challenges that i wouldn't otherwise bother with*
    expressive outlet when a film puts me in a weird ecstatic frenzy
    easier to appreciate other peoples' efforts when you've had a go yourself
    sharing/community. sort of. loosely.

*pithy; long; visual; 'awkward film summary'; surreal; one-word; retire a gif, etc. etc.

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benefits for writers of mini-reviews

Postby livelove » Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:33 am

hello paulofilmo. Thank you for your contributions. Yes, ANY examples are legitimate and very welcome.

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Re: list of benefits for writers of mini-reviews

Postby philamental » Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:16 pm

The only reason I personally write mini-reviews is so I can better recall in the future what I originally thought about a movie and why I scored it the way I did. Before I did this, I found I could look back at a ranking I had given years previously and have little memory of why I scored it the way I did.

I do also get some of the benefits mentioned by paulofilmo, but they are secondary and I wouldn't bother writing mini reviews if it wasn't for that primary reason.


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