Would you read a 1,000 word review? If you're like me, the odds of doing so are fairly slim, unless the author manages to break free from the "Intro-Synopsis-Pros-Cons-Conclusion" mold most film bloggers adhere to, instead preferring to give you a more analytical approach. Take for example this review of the movie Triangle, the Chris Smith-helmed thriller that has absolutely borked the minds of most who watched it (and the current Horror Squad Movie Club film). Written in two-parts and comprised of 6,300 words, this...Cadillac of reviews breaks free of convention and gives you not only a review but an in-depth look at the physics behind the protagonist's plight. Here's a snippet to give you an idea of what I'm talking about:
"So basically, we need a way to get an oceanliner stuck in a time loop without punching holes through space-time or fitting the ship with a warp drive. Luckily, a quirk in quantum mechanics does all this for us without us so much as breaking a sweat. For our answer we return to the work of Igor Novikov (who along with Thorne cooked up the self-consistency principle) and the concept of the "jinni" - or an item that, through a loophole in quantum mechanics, has a looping world line."
The beauty of this is not in his ability to break from the norm, but the fact that he manages to do it in such an engaging and entertaining way. This is one of the main reasons everyone should read And Now the Screaming Starts.