If you read The Film Experience I assume you're also the type that absorbs at least a few (and possibly a lot more) film reviews on a regular basis. Now, reviews aren't the founding principle of this blog, as regular readers now. We've always been more adept at commentary on specific angles (performances, shots, Oscar races, single moments, whole careers, etc...), than the traditional "it just opened so let's review it" model.
But lately I've been thinking about why the traditional review is more of a struggle for me to write than other types of articles and I've also been enjoying a moment off-blog where I'm appreciating the beauty of extremely well written ones and hoping they inspire me to step it up. I've long thought about coming up with some sort of series to celebrate great critics.
Which got me to wondering...
Which films prompt the best reviews?
I don't think it's as simple as "bad movies that are fun to hate" or "auteur movies" or "the ____ genre" ...so I'd love to hear your opinion on the whats and whys. Here's a way to make the question simpler to digest: Which two or three movies this year prompted the most reviews you found interesting and which led you to seek out the most reviews? Why do you think they did that?