Pro and Patron members can pin reviews to their profiles by tagging them with “profile”. The two most recently tagged reviews will show.
Yes, we’re pulling from TMDb so we have no input into what constitutes a collection and what doesn’t. They’ve published their guidelines here: https://www.themoviedb.org/bible/collection#59f751209251416e71000057
We’ll think about a browsing option.
Thanks for reading, Matthew. And thanks for the link! This note over at TMDb sounds promising: "Collections are only the beginning. We will implement a proper "universe" feature in the future."
Related suggestion re: browsing: if dealing with Average scoring is a pain, and I'm guessing it might be, it might be cool to simply start with a heart - the ability to like a Collection. Then you could at least provide a list of "Most Popular Collections" i.e. the collections with the most likes.
Good luck and thanks again!
This suggestion should be renamed "Private Tags" and I think it might get more votes. I'd love the ability to make certain tags private so I can, for example, tag an entry with the last name of the friends I watched the movie with. Those are tags I wouldn't want the world to see, but they would be useful. How many times do you say, "What did we watch last time you were here?" It would be really easy if I could just click the (private) Tag called "Smiths" and see all the movies I watched with the Smiths. Yes, this COULD be a private list, but tagging would be much easier when entering a new Diary entry. Thanks!
On a related note, I'm going to add another suggestion: type-ahead Tag names in Diary. Sometimes it's hard to remember your tag names. If you type it wrong, it ends up creating a new (very similar but different) Tag. Type-ahead and/or a pull-down list showing existing Tags would be really convenient. Thanks again!
We’ll be adding Amazon Prime filtering in the near future.
Looks like you've added "Available on Amazon Instant" - which is somewhat helpful, but really, Amazon sells everything and they stream ALMOST everything (for a rental fee) - so it really doesn't whittle the list down too much. Amazon Prime (free) movies are the ones I most care about, since they're included with my Prime membership. Thanks!
We might show this if you sort by that order, makes good sense!
Groovy, thanks Matthew! It's nice to feel like a part of the site's continuous improvement. :)
Thanks for this feedback. The reviews are “popular this week”, but because they’re featured, they remain popular as they’re the ones most often seen/read/liked. We’re working on ways to improve this mechanism.
Thanks Matthew. Sorry if I missed that metric explanation elsewhere on the site. That's cool that Highest Rated is coming, looking forward to it! I'm a software developer and tester by day, so I'm all too familiar with the mantra "Nothing is ever simple." It's taped to my monitor. ;-)
Oh, and after leaving my previous comment, I spent more time on the "Films" main page and realized that much of what I spoke of is already in place (e.g. Popular with Friends). Still a rookie on here, so pardon the oversight.
Love the site, and I love that you guys actually listen to your users while working to improve things.
A clarifying question here, and maybe this could be added to your FAQ: What makes a film "Popular?" Is it most watched? Most liked? Some combination of the two? I would love the ability to switch between Popular This Week, Popular This Month, Popular Year, Popular All Time, and then those same time intervals, but "Top Rated" for each.
I really could care less if tons of people watched a crappy movie. But if a movie is getting consistently 4 or 5 stars, that I'd want to know about. Hence the Top Rated.
Lastly, how about Popular with Friends vs. Popular (All Users). There's probably more than one "ticket" in here. Just thinking out loud, sorry! :)
Yes, we’d like to do this, but it’s not a quick development job so we’ve not been able to prioritize it to date.
This existing suggestion was closest to my preference, so I voted for it. But to take this one step further... I would love the ability to share a list with SPECIFIC friends. For example, I have a small group of friends that often gets together to watch movies. I'd love to create a watchlist of films we all plan to watch together - but that list and its comment thread is not something I want the world to see, just my small group of friends.
On a related note, this ties in to another suggestion I saw re: collaborating on a list with friends. It sounds like you're already working on that one - cool. Hopefully you can see how that might tie in with this idea of "invite-only" lists.
Lastly - and I'm sorry if I'm pushing my luck here - I'm just about to add another suggestion, but it's related... private tags. When my group of friends watch a film together, I'd love be able to tag my entry with "Fords" and "Smiths" to remind me who I watched it with. But I don't want the world to see those tags. I'd rather they were private just to me. Thanks!
We’re considering options around this at present. Thanks for your input, which is invaluable.
This is definitely the #1 feature I think Letterboxd is missing, and I'm really hoping we see it soon. I think it needs to be two layers. The more difficult layer is a site data-based system that suggests other films I might like based on how I rated a film (and others?) Even an inconsistent and only partially-reliable algorithm would better than none at all. The second layer - and I think easier to develop AND more in keeping with the social aspect of this site - is the ability for ME to suggest other films that my friends would like if they liked THIS movie. Maybe it's part of the Review functionality, maybe it's its own separate utility. On any movie's info page, you have "Watched By" where it lists your friends. Have another widget right below that called "Friends Also Suggest" (with a "More" link) and have it list all movies your friends have recommended based on this one. And obviously, that second layer (which should come first in my opinion) could feed/eventually become the first layer. Killer feature! Pretty please?? :)
Sometimes you see a movie and you know a particular friend would love it. "Share" will tell everyone (unless you deal with custom lists on FB). But "Suggest to a friend" would allow me to beam that review or movie link to a specific friend(s) easily and quickly.