Another of my New Year’s resolutions at the start of 2015 was to keep a movie log. This was (is) primarily inspired by Stephen Soderbergh’s meticulous log of both things he’s seen and read with dates and number of episodes watched, etc. But surely other critics whose work I read keep similar logs and it seemed like a good habit to get into.
For the record: I saw 92 movies last year, 17 of which were released in 2015. I saw the majority of them before June, then I really fell off, so I hope to set a good pace and keep it going for 2016. I wrote about 28 movies, which is more than I’ve written about anything ever before. I surprised myself by how much I had to say about Guardians of the Galaxy and Age of Ultron and superhero movies in general. I surprised myself by some of the movies I didn’t plan on writing about, but after watching decided I had to write about such as A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. I surprised myself by how quick 1000 words goes and how long 5000 words is (too long).
Anyway, I kept things pretty straightforward and rigid with my movie blogs last year because I wanted them to look and feel like any film writing you might come across on your casual stroll through the internet looking to read about a movie. But this year one of my goals is to blog more along the lines of my train of thought (we’ll get to Inside Out in a bit) to hopefully strike more of a balance between personal and professional. Maybe you’ll learn something about me and maybe I’ll learn even more about myself. Thanks for reading and I hope you will continue to do so. Continue reading “A Movie Blog About Movie Logs, plus SPECTRE and INSIDE OUT”