What It Is
BEST MOVIES BY FARR is self described as “your personal guide to great movies to rent, stream, or buy; to watch at home or on-the-go. Led by film advocate John Farr, the Best Movies by Farr team works as a “quality filter” for the discerning moviegoer. Every day, we bring you the best of the best, the fantastic familiar films and hidden gems, to answer that age-old question: ‘What should we watch tonight?'”
What I Like About It. Four Things:
#1: I like the entry format, so much so that I’ve loosely adopted it. After all, when someone asks about a movie, usually it’s because they are thinking about watching it themselves, and in that case answering the questions “what’s it about” and “what I like about it” pretty much tells you everything you need to know to decide if it might be right for you. Also, this two-question approach provides a nice, tight focus, which has made things a little easier for me as a hobbyist who is doing something vaguely similar simply as a creative outlet.
#2. It delivers on its promises; the recommendations are solid and, as the site’s mission statement says, include a number of hidden gems along side the usual fare.
#3. They provide links to streaming and/or hard copy purchasing options where available. I particularly appreciate the links to streaming sources as having them allows for immediate gratification once you do find something you like.
#4. Aesthetically, it’s very pleasing. Everything is well put together, balanced, and straightforward to navigate.