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Tim May wrote:
> And Rosta wrote at 2003-05-14 23:26:16 (+0100)
>
>  > Ironically, btw, the only people I know who call films "movies" are
>  > film critics & film buffs who look Americawards. (The reason is of
>  > course that America is the land of the movies.) So the exact
>  > opposite of the American situation.
>
> For what it's worth, I (of Anglo-American parentage) have "film" and
> "movie" in absolutely free variation, and didn't even realize that
> "movie" was considered an Americanism until a couple of years ago.

I usually use "movies" as the catch-all term, and use "film" when
discussing quality--in opposition to "flick": "It's not a great film by
any means, but it's a good flick".