The older I get, the more likely I am to watch a movie just because I like a particular actor in it. While most of my life as a movie nerd has been spent in following directors, writers and cinematographers, now I'm more likely to watch something just because it has Jason Isaacs in it.
After all, there is a known quality there. His appearance in a film means that no matter how awful it might be in almost every way, at least we get some Jason Isaacs.
He absolutely fucks the screen as Zhukov in the Death of Stalin, with one of the top 10 movie entrances ever; he's so good at playing a bad guy in the Patriot and a Star Trek captain from the mirror universe, but also can just be a bloody good bloke. I watched Mrs Harris Goes to Paris last week because he was in it and found his moderate rogue (with oceans of charm) entirely palatable. He has the best mustache in cinema in Green Zone, and I only just found out he was almost in the first John Wick, which could only improve on perfection
I just like watching charming people do their charming shit on screen. I lap that up and ask for more, every time. It's the same with comics, where I barely follow any writers anymore, but have dozens of artists whose work I will always hunt down. It's the aesthetic I dig, not the clever.
The older I get, the more I just like looking at nice things. Like Jason Isaacs.