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Any way to clear films marked as seen, all of them? I imported my IMDB-vote history yesterday, but it turns out a shitload of films I haven't seen have been marked as such.
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Sidenote: Is there a tool that would split up my rating history into blocks?
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St. Gloede on Dec 18 2017, 06:12:54 AM wrote:Sidenote: Is there a tool that would split up my rating history into blocks?
Notepad? :D CSV is a text format, just make sure to preserve the first line (the header) for each new 'block'.
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Really? Good tip, may try that. (Granted, I was hoping for an automatic tool :D )
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insomnius on Dec 18 2017, 05:59:15 AM wrote:Any way to clear films marked as seen, all of them? I imported my IMDB-vote history yesterday, but it turns out a shitload of films I haven't seen have been marked as such.
Never mind, I deleted the account instead. I think it's the films I've rated that aren't on Letterboxd that messes things up. You'd think they could just skip over them instead of replacing them with something else I haven't seen, but oh no. :down:
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insomnius on Dec 18 2017, 08:06:36 AM wrote:
insomnius on Dec 18 2017, 05:59:15 AM wrote:Any way to clear films marked as seen, all of them? I imported my IMDB-vote history yesterday, but it turns out a shitload of films I haven't seen have been marked as such.
Never mind, I deleted the account instead. I think it's the films I've rated that aren't on Letterboxd that messes things up. You'd think they could just skip over them instead of replacing them with something else I haven't seen, but oh no. :down:
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Haha, great, I guess I won't be importing to Letterboxd yet then :D

I may still try to reconnect with Criticker though.
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If you want to avoid that you have to make a custom csv with only the imdb id and rating and date/review but no title. It's still really annoying figuring out which ones it skipped, but at least won't rate random garbage.
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PeacefulAnarchy on Dec 18 2017, 12:10:04 PM wrote:If you want to avoid that you have to make a custom csv with only the imdb id and rating and date/review but no title. It's still really annoying figuring out which ones it skipped, but at least won't rate random garbage.
I didn't want my ratings transferred, just to mark things as watched, so I edited the csv to only imdb-id, title, year and date watched. I also tried without the title and year, but that didn't work at all. According to this the title isn't optional.
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I imported my ratings (in March) with custom csvs with these headers: "imdbID","WatchedDate","Rating10","Review "
No title there. Title is only required if there's no ID. Make sure the headers match the way they wrote them.
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PeacefulAnarchy on Dec 18 2017, 01:06:34 PM wrote:I imported my ratings (in March) with custom csvs with these headers: "imdbID","WatchedDate","Rating10","Review "
No title there. Title is only required if there's no ID. Make sure the headers match the way they wrote them.
Hmm, looks like you're right. When I tried without titles before I happened to pick a film that was listed on Letterboxd, but without a link to IMDb.
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St. Gloede on Dec 18 2017, 06:12:54 AM wrote:Sidenote: Is there a tool that would split up my rating history into blocks?
I believe I used this, worked fine: http://filesplit.org/ Just add 1 in header and 1900 lines.
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bal3x on Dec 18 2017, 03:20:11 PM wrote:
St. Gloede on Dec 18 2017, 06:12:54 AM wrote:Sidenote: Is there a tool that would split up my rating history into blocks?
I believe I used this, worked fine: http://filesplit.org/ Just add 1 in header and 1900 lines.
Amazing, thank you!
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joachimt on Dec 17 2017, 04:23:42 PM wrote:
PeacefulAnarchy on Dec 17 2017, 02:15:10 PM wrote:
flaiky on Dec 17 2017, 02:08:37 PM wrote: I don't know HOW anyone can rate a film out of 100, that would drive me bonkers..! But to each their own and all that jazz.
You can use any scale on criticker. Rating out of 100 is fine once you get used to it, though.
By importing to Criticker, my ratings from IMDb were automatically converted to 10, 20, 30 etc... Since then I never imported again, but I always rate new titles. When I rate a movie 6 on IMDb, I rate it 60 on Criticker. I never go between the tens. Lots of users do that, btw.
I used to do that but decided to go for specific ratings recently. Their batch edits made this not an enormous task
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Been browsing this site a fair bit lately, and honestly, is there a more wretched hive of scum and villainy? Truly an incubator for loathsome opinions and edgy, substance-void, cringeworthy, distasteful, unfunny and pathetic excuses for reviews. Look at this embarrassing attempt at... humour? that managed to get top "review" on Carol (a film that, while nice, has developed an unseemly cult following on the site):
"probably as close as I'll ever come to knowing what it feels like to find Jesus.

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UPDATE: i found jesus. Carol was better."

Wow. Thanks for the insights Mr. senior critic for indiewire!
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Yeah, a decent size of the community over there seems to be largely meme-driven and fixated on seeing who can come up with the two sentence sarcastic reviews that will get them the most likes. The upside is that their overall tastes are slightly better than the average IMDB user, but they still have some mighty elitist tendencies as well, at least among the most popular users.
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fori on Jan 27 2018, 06:41:34 AM wrote:Been browsing this site a fair bit lately, and honestly, is there a more wretched hive of scum and villainy?
Yes. IMDB users. Youtube commenters. Daily Mail commenters.
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Knaldskalle on Jan 27 2018, 12:19:16 PM wrote:
fori on Jan 27 2018, 06:41:34 AM wrote:Been browsing this site a fair bit lately, and honestly, is there a more wretched hive of scum and villainy?
Yes. IMDB users. Youtube commenters. Daily Mail commenters.
and reddit :P there is some crossover. we just ignore them. i've had to block a few
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I think there's a lot of Gen-Z users there who like the snappy, twitter style comments. You especially see them on recent films.

I don't mind though, they can be funny and it's nice to keep it casual sometimes. As someone who can very rarely be bothered to write full reviews (and isn't very good at them), I'm glad there's a culture of posting loose comments. There are plenty of high quality reviews alongside them. I don't think I've ever looked at a film page and not had a chunk of interesting, thoughtful stuff to read through. I've followed a few users who are genuinely excellent film critics.

Your comment seems incredibly over-the-top. "Scum and villainy"?

Edit - Actually, one thing that admittedly does bother me: I can't believe how normal and acceptable it is for these GenZ-ers to write without capital letters or punctuation. I think it's seen as quirky but I do find that weird and annoying.
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flaiky on Jan 27 2018, 12:48:04 PM wrote:I think there's a lot of Gen-Z users there who like the snappy, twitter style comments. You especially see them on recent films.

I don't mind though, they can be funny and it's nice to keep it casual sometimes. As someone who can very rarely be bothered to write full reviews (and isn't very good at them), I'm glad there's a culture of posting loose comments. There are plenty of high quality reviews alongside them. I don't think I've ever looked at a film page and not had a chunk of interesting, thoughtful stuff to read through. I've followed a few users who are genuinely excellent film critics.

You're comment seems incredibly over-the-top. "Scum and villainy"?
It was a star wars reference... In any case more often than not I am flat out appalled by the garbage that site seems to churn out. However it is fair to say that there are some users who actually care about film on that site and not just shitposting, memes, and the flavour of the month.
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flaiky on Jan 27 2018, 12:48:04 PM wrote:You're comment seems incredibly over-the-top. "Scum and villainy"?
So in tune with letterboxd, then?
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For instance take the laughable and plain inaccurate top review for The Good The Bad and The Ugly. Anyone who has seen more than a few Westerns will know Leone did not kill the western while Jodorowsky fearlessly fought to save and innovate the genre. Not entirely sure if this is trolling, ignorance or intentional ignorance for the sake of holding a contrarian opinion? In any case, thumbs down from me.
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Cannot believe people missed that "Wretched hive of scum and villainy" is how Obi-wan describes Mos Eisley in the original film.
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lol haven't seen that film since the 80s. sry flaiky for no caps

(it's a habit of more than 10 yrs from im)
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fori on Jan 27 2018, 01:03:39 PM wrote:Cannot believe people missed that "Wretched hive of scum and villainy" is how Obi-wan describes Mos Eisley in the original film.
Sorry, to quote one of my own favourites, "I don't speak geek". ;)
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Eh... only 5 years ago I would have called Return of the Jedi a masterpiece, all time fav, timeless classic etc. Suffice to say my opinion has changed.
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i think some people (like the aforementioned gb&u reviewer) are just looking for a different take on familiar material. there are certainly some good writers there. not all opinions are valid ofc
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RBG on Jan 27 2018, 01:11:13 PM wrote:i think some people (like the aforementioned gb&u reviewer) are just looking for a different take on familiar material. there are certainly some good writers there. not all opinions are valid ofc
By "looking for a different take on familiar material" do you mean "trying to be edgy and contrarian without giving any valid reasons"? Seriously, a significant part of the review is dedicated to positing the notion that "because it's the DOLLARS trilogy, it must be all about the DOLLARS for Leone! He doesn't care about cinema, just money! What other possible reason could he have to call it that!"
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yes clever isn't it /s

i think filmbros like to amuse each other. not everything has to be serious. there's much worse stuff if you look -- like blatant racism, misogyny and homophobia -- that's also some people's idea of 'humor'
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You can chalk it up to facetiousness if you want... hardly makes it any more palatable.
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i usually only read the people i follow.
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flaiky on Jan 27 2018, 12:48:04 PM wrote:Your comment seems incredibly over-the-top. "Scum and villainy"?

Edit - Actually, one thing that admittedly does bother me: I can't believe how normal and acceptable it is for these GenZ-ers to write without capital letters or punctuation. I think it's seen as quirky but I do find that weird and annoying.
People who don't punch their ponies make me sick. (apologies for an unsavory reference)

I also felt that way in the past, but now it just seems to me that sometimes omitting caps and punctuation makes one's speech appear much less formal and "pretentious". It helps when an author is self-conscious or tries to make a joke. Especially when both.
fori on Jan 27 2018, 01:01:09 PM wrote:Anyone who has seen more than a few Westerns will know Leone did not kill the western while Jodorowsky fearlessly fought to save and innovate the genre.
I don't know, that was a refreshing read, a bit exaggerated in its arguments but still interesting. And Leone did kill the genre in minds of the general public: it's images and music from his films that people think about when hearing the word 'Western', not High Noon or The Gunfigher.
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monk-time on Jan 27 2018, 01:27:14 PM wrote:
fori on Jan 27 2018, 01:01:09 PM wrote:Anyone who has seen more than a few Westerns will know Leone did not kill the western while Jodorowsky fearlessly fought to save and innovate the genre.
I don't know, that was a refreshing read, a bit exaggerated in its arguments but still interesting. And Leone did kill the genre in minds of the general public: it's images and music from his films that people think about when hearing the word 'Western', not High Noon or The Gunfigher.
Uhhhhhh... no? Changing the genre does not equate to killing it. That's like saying The Shining or The Exorcist killed horror... evidently not true. And a bit exaggerated? Please. Did you not read the part I referenced earlier about the name of the trilogy? I felt like I was reading a poor middle school film studies essay.
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fori on Jan 27 2018, 01:31:55 PM wrote:Changing the genre does not equate to killing it. That's like saying The Shining or The Exorcist killed horror... evidently not true. And a bit exaggerated? Please.
The majority of Golden Age Westerns that I saw are mostly dramas that are both a bit naive and simplistic and at the same time subtle and.. sorrowful? wistful? (my dictionaries are failing me, pls no hate). None of that survived the Italian invasion that turned everything into these large-scale vivid Greek myths full of violence and cynicism. The type of Westerns that is regularly referenced in pop-culture and remade is of the Leone lineage, not Ford's or Hawks's, that's the part from that review that I agree with. I don't think it's necessarily a bad thing though, they really undersell how incredible visually Leone was.

There are exceptions, of course, like Meek's Cutoff, but they are very rare.

edit: sorry for all the typos.
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lol i agree with some (many!) of monk's points...but according to the comments (and date) the review was an april fool's joke. or were you trolling us all this time fori??

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fori on Jan 27 2018, 01:01:09 PM wrote:For instance take the laughable and plain inaccurate top review for The Good The Bad and The Ugly. Anyone who has seen more than a few Westerns will know Leone did not kill the western while Jodorowsky fearlessly fought to save and innovate the genre. Not entirely sure if this is trolling, ignorance or intentional ignorance for the sake of holding a contrarian opinion? In any case, thumbs down from me.
Wow, that "top review" for TGTBATU is atrocious in every way. Every other word seems to be "cheap", "hack" or some insult about Italians. I've used Letterboxd since early last year and have found it pretty cool with some of its features, but I've also noticed what you described, a lot of Generation Z-type "edgelords" and those unable to communicate anything without memes in their so-called reviews. But there are still plenty of interesting comments about films once you wade through all the shit.

EDIT: Oh, I see...that TGTBATU review was apparently an April Fool's joke. How hilarious.
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Again, that is not evidence that Leone killed the Western.
I went through every Western I have checked (apparently only a pathetic 200) and noticed more than a few westerns who do not fit your classification. For one thing, most of the Westerns directed by the less revered genre directors of the pre-spaghetti era are not nearly as sentimental as the films of Hawks & Ford. On top of which there were quite a few westerns of the older style made in the 70s, 80s & 90s. Nevertheless I must say this: you really think sentimental melodrama would have been a better path for the western to head down? If so, please watch 3 Godfathers, a film where three bankrobbers find a dying woman with an infant in the desert. In this film, the found infant is coddled and taken care of by the robbers, in the desert, for a good 3rd of the film. Then they have this absolutely absurd end to the film where the infant is compared to baby Jesus and heavy handed references are made to the birth of Jesus and the legend of Christmas. And guess what! The protagonists are the three wise men!

Woah I guess the joke is on me. I still don't like letterboxd though.
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RBG on Jan 27 2018, 02:06:00 PM wrote:according to the comments (and date) the review was an april fool's joke. or were you trolling us all this time fori??
As they say, the best lie contains an element of truth. :lol:
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Tonight was not my night. Didn't sleep again and got punk'd twice! And one time was from a joke made 4 years ago...
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fori on Jan 27 2018, 02:19:03 PM wrote:Tonight was not my night. Didn't sleep again and got punk'd twice! And one time was from a joke made 4 years ago...
Lol, it happens. Get some sleep!!
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