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I first started rating movies I see after I moved to Boston in early December 1996 (I lived there till August 2021)

first movie rated

2,000th movie

2,500th movie

2,635th movie (after about 20 years)

■ 3,000th movie: likely fall 2022

I rate movies on a scale from 0 to 4:

0 = junk
These are movies with no redeeming qualities whatsoever. The worst of the worst are ones which are not only junk, but have pretensions to being great, but with the whole mess handled hamhandedly.

1 = average
These are merely watchable movies. Not really good, not really bad. Ho-hum.

2 = good
Better than average but not great. Sometimes just merely good.

3 = excellent
Excellent movies have characteristics of greatness about them – they are very good, and much better than about 9 out of 10 of all other movies.

4 = superior
These movies are rare works of art, combining aesthetics and intelligence.