After months of procrastination I am finally starting my own film blog. It is an amazing time to be starting as the film industry is as exciting and interesting as ever. But before getting down to the serious stuff, a little bit about my history with film and the type of film blog this will be.
I have always been a die-hard film fan. Whether it was watching films like Evil Dead and The Fly with friends in middle school, or spending all my money on Criterion DVDs in high school, my film taste has changed over the years, but my love for film has not.
I hope to bring an interesting opinion to up-to-date news stories, rumours and reviews daily, as well as every week write longer form opinion pieces such as essays about certain film makers and the film industry. I hope to give a slightly different perspective from most blogs.
As I see it, there are two kinds of film fans that read film blogs: film geeks and film snobs. For most people it would be easy to assign one of those labels to themselves, but for me it is not. While I spend a lot of my time geeking over the latest film rumours, I also spend an equal amount of time watching the great films of Truffaut, Malick and Fellini.
My interest in starting this blog stems from a huge enthusiasm for film and the industry; however I also don’t want to fall into the trap of simply being enthusiastic about film and not being able to criticize it. I hope to strike a good balance between the two, while still delivering entertaining and insightful posts.
As I am only starting, I will keep this a simple blog to begin with, one or two posts a day, and a longer essay style post once a week with topics that deserve longer posts. I can’t look into the future and tell you what this blog will be like, however I can confidently say that I will not give up on this and just stop. My love for film is far too strong to stop writing and I will continue for a long time.
I look forward to your comments and conversations.