When I first started this blog, I stated in my introduction post that I’d hoped my goals for it would become clearer with time. But as my posting here has been so sporadic, clarity hasn’t exactly arrived. My current aim is just to post here more regularly – for now I think that will look like three posts a week with a ‘feature’ post on Thursdays, alternating between Top 5 lists and double features. And I am going to start asking people for guest posts as I will be doing an MA (of art history) this year and, whilst I certainly don’t want this blog to fall to the wayside as it already has done in some ways, it will take some of the pressure off of me.
Other than that I’m reevaluating what I want to post here and, for the time being, I think I will stick to posting about movies I like/love. One of my unwritten rules of the internet is to focus on things I enjoy (unless I have something constructive to say about the things I hate or dislike) and I broke it with my last post (since removed). Yet, I’m still somewhat on the fence – is it disingenuous to only write about the movies I love? Don’t the movies I hate shape my cinema experience just as much? At the end of the day, I’m not sure I have the answers yet. But I am just a casual blogger (who is by no means an authority of cinema – I think I partly wanted this to reflect my journey toward learning more about the medium I love so much) who loves movies…who is probably overthinking the entire thing! I’d also like to say that I hope I encourage lively discussion here* because that’s kind of the point of blogging, right?
And, for a bit of a catch up, here is what me and movies looks like lately:
-Similarly, I have started a list of all the Australian films I’ve watched in the hopes of shaming myself into watching more!
-I re-watched Imagine Me & You, last night, and remembered how sometimes a silly sweet film can be incredibly good for your soul.
-I’ve been keeping my Tumblr page of films watched this year pretty well up to date.
-I wrote about Gumnaam on my ‘Murder Mystery Monday’ series over at my other blog.
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*so long as there is no hate speech, personal insults, etc. – comments will be approved or not at my own discretion as I want everyone to be comfortable to engage in discussion here!
**Starting from 2006, when I started writing down each new movie I would watch.