Letterboxd launches its film social community on the iPhone
Letterboxd is a incredible web site if you wish to maintain monitor of flicks you’ve got watched, learn compelling evaluations, construct and share film lists. And but, Letterboxd additionally has a number of flaws. Its web site is extremely sluggish, and there wasn’t any cellular app. The corporate is fixing certainly one of these flaws by lastly releasing an iPhone app.
Letterboxd is a kind of film social community. After you have created a profile, you possibly can comply with individuals and see what they have been watching. Particularly, you possibly can log watched film, price them and write a brief evaluations – your followers can then see them in a unified feed. It is like Twitter, however as an alternative of posting messages in your followers, you submit film scores and critiques. It is also a good way to create a timeline of your most lately watched films.
I have been utilizing Letterboxd for greater than a yr now, and I’ve actually loved the film pages. For example, for those who take a look at Mustang (which is my favourite film of 2015 – critically if you have not seen it cease studying this proper now, go and watch it), it is an info-packed web page. You get a repartition of scores to see if it is a polarizing film, fashionable and up to date evaluations, a brief description, clickable forged and crew names, a hyperlink to IMDB and extra.
The consumer critiques have been extra fascinating than most consumer evaluations on different web sites. And anybody can even create lists on any theme. As an example, there is a listing for “one hundred nice films underneath one hundred minutes”, “childhood trauma revisited” or “incomplete listing of flicks that use the Pixies’ ‘The place Is My Thoughts?’ to precise the psychological state of a personality whose grip on actuality is starting to deteriorate.” There is a sense of group on Letterboxd with its personal character.
And should you’re like me and do not actually comply with anybody on the service, it is nonetheless an amazing place to maintain monitor of your film assortment and discover new movies to observe. I log the whole lot I watch, use the watchlist function and lookup films on a regular basis.
Whereas the web site is responsive and works on cellular, the brand new app could possibly be a greater strategy to log new films. And it appears like you’ll discover all the web site options within the app.
Present Letterboxd customers will really feel proper at residence because the app makes use of the identical colour palette, icons and metaphors as the web site. And for those who’re new to the service, it may be a great way to enroll and check out the service.