This new feature, called Letterboxd HQ, caused the site to gain popularity with its new audience, with organisations like IndieWire, TIFF, and the Criterion Channel emerging to engage with the community. Anyone can read content on the site. An account is required for users who want to participate.Is Letterboxd free to use?
No. Letterboxd will always remain free to use. Some features are only available by upgrading to a Pro or Patron account. See below for more details on upgrading. Will I be paid for my reviews? No. We don’t offer payment for reviews, but we’re very happy for our members to build their own paying audience via services such as Patreon.What is letterboxing in film?
Wikipedia defines letterboxing as the practice of transferring film shot in a widescreen aspect ratio to standard-width video formats while preserving the original aspect ratio. Generally this is accomplished by adding mattes (or ‘black bars’) above and below the picture area.Is Letterboxd user base nearly double?
A January 2021 New York Times article reported Letterboxd "has seen its user base nearly double since the beginning of the pandemic", having "more than 3 million member accounts... up from 1.7 million at this time last year."