I really find it difficult to write. Many of the best writers agree and say it takes a lot of practice and time. With that said, my sprint reviews are more of a personal analysis that reflect my feelings for a film. I don't pretend to be another Roger Ebert, who was incredibly prolific. Reading his reviews makes one think it is easy to write about film. He obviously loved cinema.
I started writing about film in 1978 basically because I would see so many films and as a result I would forget what they were about, in particular, the endings. To the right is a list of the water-related ratings I like to apply to the films I've seen since 1978 that are in my database and the translation to the common star-rating system.
For all the films in the s2c database, if there is not a sprint review, then I have a link to other film critics, or a link to a brief summary. So, I'd like to thank the following websites for the links to reviews and film summaries: Internet Movie Database, Roger Ebert.com, Dennis Schwartz (Ozu film reviews), Slant Magazine, Washington Post, At a Glance, Efilmcritic.com, Movie Mirror, Strictly Film School, Austin Chronicle, Reel Film.com, FilmSite, SFGate, Classic Film Guide, Planet Bollywood and Criterion.