Schindler’s List (mini-review++)

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(If you’re curious, my review process. It’s also pasted at the end of this post. I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me.)

(***all-purpose SPOILER ALERT*** there may be some in this review)

The mini-review:

Schindler’s List

acting 8

directing 8

effects 9

editing 8

writing 8

SW SCORE: 41

4 out of 5 🐙

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This is a fine film about a glimmer of light in one of humanity’s darkest nights. Everything about it is done well. But it felt a bit distant to me. Almost as if it was too perfectly done. Whereas The Pianist was so immediate and had rough edges that contributed to the desperation. I get that the scope and respective situations were quite different. But I am just a person who can’t really process films about incalculable evils like the Holocaust and slavery. I stopped trying. You shouldn’t.

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Review process: (this is always evolving, I’m sad to say. I’m more of a watcher who makes mostly unhelpful observations about things I have absorbed. I am not unlike a pop culture blob.)

Two scores are assigned: (I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me)

(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, effects: cinematography &/or animation &/or effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.

(2) Octopuses (0-5 🐙, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)

(3) Octopuses are my unquantifiable feeling…not that SW score is scientific…but this one is even less so

(4) ++ This optional section includes any incredibly *brilliant observations that don’t fit into simple quantitative slices like the scores and octopuses *(they are likely NOT brilliant)

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