National cinema preferences

This topic deserves a longer post or series of posts someday, but I’ve noticed some tendencies in my reactions to different nations’ film outputs.

I’m almost always likely to enjoy Japanese films, for the obvious reason (in addition to early exposure and possible innate aesthetic preferences) that I lived in Japan for three of the last ten years. But I also have fairly consistent reactions to movies from countries I’ve never visited, and with no clear correlation.

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