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Saturday, April 27th, 2024 11:49 PM

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Review declined, that shouldn't have been declined. Why?

There is no reason why this review should've been declined as it violates nothing in the submissions guidelines.  No fowl language, no comments about others IMDb reviews, no criticism about the rating system, no words directed personally towards the performers in the film, nothing political, nothing sexual, nothing triggering, nothing hateful, nothing derogatory.

It is a strictly technical review about the poor direction and glaringly garish look of the cinematography.  Could whatever automated filtering system misconstrue certain words I used for something else it's not?  Like the word "banal"?  Or me providing a very mechanical explanation for the IMDb rating I chose to give (as if I'm complaining about the rating system itself)?

I can just see no reason for why this had been declined.

My review for the movie My Mother's Stalker:

https://contribute.imdb.com/contribution/240427-004226-744504

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Hi @talentest -

First part of the review is about a wrong credit on the site, if you find incorrect information on the site please report through our online form, review should focus on the content of the title.

Cheers!

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The problem with the wrong credit though is the director credited within the film itself "Mary Jackson" doesn't seem to even exist.  I had tried to make a correction but there is zero footprint of her anywhere on IMDb, Google, Wikipedia, elsewhere.  Not only that but EVERY place from IMDb to Amazon, and streaming services credit DeCoteau as the director (so I just concluded that "Mary Jackson" must be an "Alan Smithee" type alias).  If I could have submitted a correction I would have, but it was not possible, so that's why I chose to mention it.

So are you telling me that my review about a movie can never make any mention (reflecting my confusion) when a different name is used in the onscreen credit compared to what is posted online?  For example, the 1984 movie DUNE is credited to the name Alan Smithee, but IMDb credits David Lynch as the director.  Is that also not allowed to be mentioned?  It is well known, now, that Lynch used the alias Smithee for the film, but how would anyone know stuff like that if IMDb suppresses the mere mention of the onscreen credit discrepancy?

It just doesn't make sense to reject a film review for articulating my confusion that the film itself says someone named "Mary Jackson" directed this.  It is in the actual movie, how can pointing that out alone make a review declinable?  DeCoteau IS the credited cinematographer (and producer) so every element of my review is still sound.

Please reconsider this.  Like I said, it is impossible to "correct on IMDb", so just pointing out what ANYBODY who watches the movie will see shouldn't be grounds for rejection.

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@Bethanny​ Actually I'll make an attempt to correct the directing credit to a generic "Mary Jackson" (with screenshots from the film as evidence) since there is no clear pre-existing Mary Jackson (director) listed to select.  If this works and the credit is altered, then I'll retract my gripe and repost my review without the confusion regarding the director.