When people ask me what I like to do, I say I like to watch movies. Which sounds like a cop-out, honestly. But I like watching movies in a way that most people don’t. I appreciate the art of a well-made movie. I get deeply involved in the emotional responses of each character. And I get this long-lasting impression, after the movie is over. It’s like an imprint of the emotional peak. It’s why I always fall in love when I watch romantic movies or feel incredibly depressed after sad ones, or get an inexplicable sense of dread and skittishness after a scary one.
I’m always frustrated whenever I see a poorly done movie. Why waste this perfectly good art form with shitty acting and cheap laughs? And why leave plot holes in the storyline, expecting the audience not to notice?
But the good movies, oh, I love a good movie. Well-crafted, well-acted, thoughtfully and meticulously done. It will never cease to amaze and captivate me.