Reject Radio #121: Flickchart and the Mathematics of a Best Movie

After two years of operation, Flickchart has gathered an incredible amount of information supplied by movie fans on what their favorite movies are. On the cusp of finding out what “the best movie of the year is” from a bunch of people in tuxedos, the popular ranking website’s co-founder, Nathan Chase, joins me to discuss what makes us tick, the illusion of objectivity, and the mathematical search for greatness.

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The Best Around [Beginning – End]: What compels us to argue that one movie is better than another? Nathan Chase discusses his own Flickcharting habits as well as what he’s learned in two years as the site’s co-founder with insights that hit home.

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A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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