I learned about a social media-esque platform called Letterboxd from my fellow film-loving friend, Joe, in January 2021. We were staycationing in Oahu with two of our other friends when we decided to watch a couple of films at the hotel room. They were mediocre films, entertaining nonetheless, but it brought our discussion to the Letterboxd app.
Six months later, I’ve been using the app to review new and re-watched films. I actually enjoy logging films in as I had tried previously to set up a movie reviewing highlight on my Instagram stories, which was a lot of work and hard to keep up with.
What I love most about this platform is the film-logging process. It’s user friendly, easy to follow, and the set-up is appealing. For someone who watches a lot of movies on my spare time and have frequent movie nights, Letterboxd became an instant playground.
I also enjoy the fact that I can connect with fellow movie-lovers, discover new genres of films, and share – my favorite part – what I loved about them. I do have to admit, it was tough for me to rate because I’m the type who isn’t too critical of films, but mostly enjoys it as a fun pass-time. But I’ve started getting the hang of it.
Something I learned from using this was how difficult it was to choose my top four favorite films! As it turns out, I finally settled the four and was shocked to realize my favorites were made up of psychological thrillers or movies related to detective-work…now, I don’t know where that came from!
If you’re a film-lover or have a watchlist of movies you want to go through, this is a great platform for you! In that process, you should also follow me! The pictures were screenshots from my web browser, but this app is also available on your phone.
You can find me on Letterboxd at thejessmariem for my movie musings!