After the Credits: Feeling bad after negative reviews


I don't like telling people they're terrible at life

True story: Reviewing movies is not all sunshine and rainbows. Like any job, there are parts of it that really kind of suck. This week, I decided to talk about one that was particularly relevant to my life: feeling bad about telling people they're bad at things.

I don't like writing negative reviews. If I had my way, every review I ever wrote would be positive and happy, but that's not how it works. Movies are bad, and I have to say it like it is. That's how this works. But it doesn't mean I don't sometimes feel bad about that reality. It doesn't really affect my writing in any meaningful way, so I'm just sort of complaining to complain, but if you were ever wondering if I have emotions and feel things, there you go.

Previously on After the Credits:

Not caring about unlikable characters

Why I gave The Raid 2 a 97

A Serbian Film and shifting opinions

Love Strikes!Moteki, and Raging Bull

No cell phones in the theater

(Film) festival fatigue

Just turn the damn thing off

No one is afraid of the dark in 144p

Why would you want to see trash?

The Korean Romantic Comedies of NYAFF 2013

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Alec Kubas-Meyer signed up for Flixist in May of 2011 as a news writer, and he never intended to write a single review. Funny, then, that he is now the site's Reviews (and Features) Editor. After... more + disclosures



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