177 – Purple Rain (1984) as Quality Cinema

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Here it is, my Lovefest entry from The Dissolve’s comment section, presented in its entirety. Didn’t turn out exactly as I imagine, but I finished it, and I feel pretty good about that:

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176 – Writing Long-Form Criticism


After almost six months of writing reviews (seven really, if you include my movie-watching project from last December), I still don’t have¬†very much confidence in my abilities. I understand that I’ll need to write regularly for years before I’m even half as good as the great Roger Ebert or the staff at The Dissolve, but I’m doing my best. My latest attempt at pushing my personal boundaries is in writing¬†long-form analysis. Basically, why is a movie good or bad, instead of just a value judgment.

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