You guys know how I’m always lamenting that there isn’t the an movie equivalent for Goodreads? On Facebook last week, one of my awesome online friends (thanks, Renee!) mentioned Letterboxd. Despite my searches for some way to list and review and share all the movies I’ve watched, I’d never come across Letterboxd. But I checked it out, lowering my expectations because I’ve been disappointed time and again with other movie listing sites. Some were too complicated, some weren’t very social, and some just up and disappeared because they couldn’t get people to sign up and spread news of the site.
I have to say I’m impressed with Letterboxd so far. It seems like it’s exactly what I’ve been looking for.
An easy way to write my informal movie reviews? Check.
A way to follow friends and other casual reviewers? Check.
An easy way to see the movies you’ve reviewed, watched, and want to watch? Check. Check. Check.
I love the simple format of the film diary in the sidebar. I can very easily see what I’ve watched recently. I can also create lists, tag my favorite films, see my films by rating. So far, it’s spectacular. The only thing I need to test out is the social aspect of it. How easy is it to see my friends reviews?
If you have an account, let me know so I can follow you. If you’d like to follow me, I believe you can do so by signing up and going here: http://letterboxd.com/brimfire/ Brimfire is my profile name. You’ll recognize my phooto. (Hmm. Maybe I should have used my author name. *shrugs* )
Anyway, check out Letterboxd and let me know what you think! I have two reviews now: Guardians of the Galaxy and Maleficent. I hope to watch/review Boyhood soon. I’ve heard so much about it this last week.