On Being a (Novice) Film Critic

I’m doing this. I’m going to start writing film reviews for this site, and once I start, I probably won’t be able to stop. I’ve been watching films these last few weeks as if the world was about to end, and getting my MoviePass card (more on that in a later post) has made all the difference.

At this state in my pursuit of a hobby (and who knows, maybe a career?) as a film critic, I realize I will be bad, REALLY bad. My reviews will probably make no sense to those used to quality film reviews, but I will do my best to convey my thoughts and feelings about the films I’m reviewing. I will be unbiased and objective, and I will hope for the best. I know I will get better with time and practice, and I will continue to read film reviews and books on the matter to get a better sense of the craft and art (yes, I do believe it’s an art) of film criticism.

Here’s to many, many film reviews starting today. Of course, I welcome comments and honest, constructive criticism of my reviews. I will do my best to be a source of thoughtful, intelligent, and honest film reviews that you, my readers, will come back to again and again. I hope to gain your trust as a man who knows what he is talking about and will always tell you exactly how he feels about a specific film. Thank you for being here and reading this, and I hope to see you again very soon.

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