The first time I truly fell in love with film was as a pimply-faced teenager working at a Blockbuster starting in 2003. Perusing the aisles, while working there, I had access to hundreds of films I’d never even heard of. When a cover caught my eye, I’d take it home to watch later that night after my shift was done. Staring into the television set in a dark house, I fell in love with a medium that has stuck with me to this day.
I’ve been missing my college days when I wrote movie reviews for fun. Now I want to do something similar, but more in the vein of Pauline Kael and traditional film analysis. In a culture where movies are most known by their rating, I want to examine these films not for their entertainment, but instead for their artistic value and impact on culture. So here we go!