The promise of crowd-sourcing film opinions from the public carried a lot of potential and has resulted in a lot of data about movies for companies like Netflix and IMDb. But as time goes on, informed critical analysis is looking more valuable every day. Cinetrii can help you connect films for recommendations based on mentions of related works in reviews by professional critics.
As opposed to comparing categories like aggregate ratings or genres, Cinetrii uses quotes from mainstream critics reviews that compare a film in question to others from history. For example, if I search for Star Wars: A New Hope, sitting in a bubble right above George Lucas’ classic space opera is The Hidden Fortress, Akira Kurosawa’s samurai adventure that is widely cited as the primary influence on the film. But in less expected recommendations, The Godfather appears and links out to an article comparing the crosscutting in a scene from Revenge of the Sith to the the christening massacre in Francis Ford Coppola’s gangster epic. That’s just a really basic example though.