Using the new Ghostbusters film as an example, Walt Hickey at fivethirtyeight.com has done an excellent breakdown of the merit of online reviews. In short, they are pretty worthless (except for when they aren’t), sexism is alive and well and Fandango is the goddamn worst. (I think we all knew about that last one, even if we didn’t have the actual data to back it up.)

For your reading pleasure: