A Word About Film Capsule
Welcome to Film Capsule, your source for easily digestible reviews.
I started Film Capsule in October 2010 as a forum to catalog my film watching and share my opinion of the movies I watch. The idea was to create a spot where any film writing was fair game: old films and new, highbrow and low. In addition to shorter review capsules, you’ll find other essays, articles or interviews.
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A Word About Me – John DeCarli
I’ve been interested in film and film criticism since 6th grade, and have written reviews for Wilmington, DE’s The News Journal, the Tufts Observer and InsideMedford.com. I currently contribute to various online publications, including NewEnglandFilm.com. If you’re interested in using my writing for your publication, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over the years, I’ve tried to expose myself to as many different types of film as possible. Among my all-time favorites are Vertigo, Chinatown, Amarcord, City Lights and The Big Lebowski. I also love directors like Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Stanley Kubrick, Michael Powell and Bong Joon-ho. Recently, I’ve been catching up on B horror films, documentaries and classic Westerns.
A Word About Star Ratings
Assigning star ratings to films is an imperfect science. All reviews on Film Capsule are rated from 1 to 5 stars, no half stars. I’ve chosen this system primarily because of mubi.com (username: johnnyd), but I think it’s a good one. 1 star films are duds, boring and insipid. 2 star films are primarily misfires, but have some redeeming qualities. 3 star films, the majority, are movies I like but with some reservations. 4 star movies are great, but 5 stars are reserved for only my favorites.