I tend to mostly go by the following four categories...
-Subject Matter -Director -Cast -Trailer
some of those are not always a factor though given name directors are not always making movies.
but strictly on the OP's choices... I tend to think Director is #1 with Cast being #2. because I tend to affiliate Director with movie quality in general as they seem to be at the core of whether something will work or not. but like I said above, decent name directors are not always a factor on movies in general since there are not too many with a decent name in directing in general.
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I try to watch different genres so I'm not watching 6 westerns or horror movies in a week. When watching foreign films try to watch films from different countries each week so I'm not just watching a bunch of French or Italian movies. How I pick the exact movie is mostly based on what I'm in the mood for. I also try to watch at least one documentary each week. Makes me feel like I'm actually learning something! It's all very scientific.
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If I find the premise intriguing and the trailer is solid, I'm in. Everything else can raise or lower my expectations, but so-and-so directing, starring, writing, etc. isn't going to be the deciding factor; even in the case of my favorites in any of those professions.
Post by Fox in the Snow on Mar 31, 2020 20:25:28 GMT
Mainly just director, if it's a director I'm not familiar with, usually subject matter. Actor I usually use more for what not to watch. Screenwriter would come into it rarely and producer almost never.