TOM, good post.
Genre, hmm. I’m all in on if it is a great film it is a great film. Period. That said, I do enjoy certain genres more than others so I tend to seek those genres and avoid others without a compelling reason.
Actors. Hmm, again. I do have actors I enjoy FAR more than others. I think it is because of the material they select. There are actors I fully acknowledge are excellent in their craft but in general I don’t like the scripts they select. DDL is a perfect example for me. He is at the top of his craft yet none of his films are in my top whatever.