What’s up guys. I’m doing this blog to take a stab at movie critiquing as someone who doesn’t have any formal training. I’ve never taking a journalism class, only taken one basic film class in college, but still my love for movies outweighs most of my other hobbies. Thank Netflix, thank some of my other friends for getting me into movies, thank the fact that I have to escape my boring life…alright maybe the last one was a pity plea but still ever since college my interest in movies has been blossoming. And I watch a lot…I mean A LOT of movies, so what better way to understand all the types of films than to cram as many into your skull as possible? Also, in my film class I had a professor that was some fresh out of college pretentious prick and thought he was god in film because he had a fancy degree and every movie he loved was a masterpiece. I disagreed. I disagreed wholeheartedly. I pretty much slept through every film he showed (except Fargo) and wondered to myself “who is this guy to say his opinion is the end of the line?” And that’s when I realized that the degree didn’t mean anything. Yes, he can recite all the fancy terms and make comments about the lighting and camera angles and blah blah blah, but if a movie isn’t entertaining then I don’t care about the technicalities. And that’s what I want to convey. Are you going to like this movie or not. You won’t hear fancy technical talk all that much, but I promise you will get an in depth understanding of a movie and whether it is suitable for your tastes. So yea, I may not be masterfully trained, but you don’t need millions of film classes to appreciate a film or the industry. I’m not going to sit here and reference as many movies as I can in one review to try and impress you. Whatever it takes to explain the movie at hand, I will do. That is my goal and I hope I can translate that to the best of my abilities.
Update: Still going strong somehow! Thanks to all that have been reading, and I’m writing every chance I can get. I do apologize for any typos though, as I’m the only one running this crazy thing, and I’m doing so while commuting to a full time job in NYC. That leaves about -5 hours for movie watching/reviewing, but dammit, even if I have to bend the space time continuum, I get it done. That, my friends, is dedication. Or stupidity. Haven’t decided yet.
Favorite Films Recently: Snatch, [REC], Pulp Fiction, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World Favorite Actors: Sam Rockwell, Robert Downey Jr., Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Salma Hayek, Zooey Deschanel, Cloris Leachman