Unlike other cinema databases...
Yes, i like colors. No, there is no color code. I like bright colors
because they keep readers awake when they read my texts :-)
- ... it provides truly independent opinions. We are critics.
We do not promote all films as masterpieces. As a matter of fact, we
are aware that the vast majority of recordings are just about mediocre and
very few deserve recognition. Directors are often offended by our critiques
and their publicists often complain, but that does not change the merits of
their films, and therefore our assessment of those films.
- ... it is not a trick to sell you videos. We do not flood your screen with
banners and all sorts of advertising. We do not flood your screen with
links to "buy this videos from CDNOW" and "buy this videos from Amazon"
(we actually encourage you not to buy from these incompetent
online stores). Our pages have content (often a lot of content).
- ... it provides the full plot of each film, not just the first three
scenes, unlike most critics (who sometimes have only seen the first three
- ... it is written by competent people. This website is not a fan site
devoted to one or a few films, but a comprehensive cinema database that
already covers more than 1,000 directors of all countries. The writers
are professional critics with 20+ more years of experience and a broad
knowledge of cinema.
- ... last but not least it is meant to download fast; even on old, cheap,
slow machines. We do not assume that everybody has a superfast processor and
DSL. We know that most cinema fans cannot afford expensive equipment. We avoid
graphics and animation. We know that you are looking for information and not
for a display of the website-designer's graphic skills. We pack as much
information as possible in a page that will be downloaded as fast as possible.
P.S. Why many pages are translated also in Italian and only in Italian?
It's a tribute to my country of origin. I wish I could provide translations
also in other languages. Unfortunately, it is really difficult to pack more
than two languages in a webpage.
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