Re: Letting plot holes slide
I think heist films lend themselves to plot holes a little more than most simply because (not trying to be too trite here) if they were airtight more frequently, wouldn't we see these sorts of things more often in real life? It happens from time to time, but I'd argue the number of heist films is disproportionate to the number of successful heists. None of that stops it from being one of my favorite subgenres of film, however.
I agree with others who have said if it doesn't bother me in the moment, I probably won't really care. Things like How It Should Have Ended and Honest Trailers can be frequently hilarious, but they aren't really going to make me change my opinion on a film.
Excellent post. I was going to say that the more going on in a story - in terms of themes, characterization, etc. - the less likely a person is to notice or fault a movie for plot holes. A well told story can hold your attention with more than just the plot.