There's also the "Recommended" label. Entries there include those that I wrote for film podcasts and Netflix' Streaming show, "Hyperdrive." Finally, I added a "Movie Aspects" tag (got a better title?) to single out articles that discuss what's so special (and weird) about movie trailers, film reviews, seeing movies before you're supposed to, and even popcorn (coming soon).
|That his "I'm taken ladies" pose.|
That's pretty much it for updates. I hope the additions prove useful. On to the self-conscious part:
A look at the past 4 months on my blog made me realize that I'm averaging less than 1 review every 2 weeks. If I wanted to offer a cheap explanation, I'd say that in mid-December I wrote a Multiple Review - a site event where I tackle 7 movies in one post. Then the # goes up a lot.
Stressed out, I retired to the Chamber of Understanding. There, I realized that would be a cheap & incomplete reply. I wrote those reviews to make up for infrequent writing, among other things.
I don't know if it sounds good or bad to say "1 in 6 entries are reviews," really... But I like to write for movies that I actually have something to say about. That takes more work and time - especially for anything involving Bergman, Von Trier, or favorites like "Dogma."
The last big problem, I guess, is that I don't see movies very often anymore. It's different if we're talking about certain kinds of projects or directors: Cronenberg, Herzog, There Might Be Blood, that sort of thing.
It happens even to people who love movies: I'm out of synch with friends lately, so I haven't seen what they have and vice versa. Hell, I have my own projects to work on...
I'd never want to narrow my focus, anyway. Reviewing films isn't the only thing that interests me about movies, or this blog. There's news and events, for one thing. The articles I write have enough thought in them (I think) to merit not, y'know, reviewing more pictures.
I'm open to making an effort. Depending on the style I use, it might not even be too hard. Then again, it took 8 months for me to review "Inception" - and even then I was motivated by a desire to anticipate the Oscars.
As it is, I'm already working on ways to post reviews more often. If anyone reading wants more movie reviews, let me know by email or comment or in person. I'll consider and accommodate, if it makes sense.
He looks like he's playing Joey's brother on "Friends."
No matter what, there probably won't be another Site Update - overly self-conscious or not - here for a while. Not 'til this blog's 2-year anniversary. I prefer giving my thoughts about different aspects of America's real national past-time...
Half a Film Student