Movies have been a big part of my life since I was a little boy. My earliest film memories are The Day the Earth Stood Still and The Day of the Triffids. An oh yes, we had Drive-in Theaters then. Five dollars got how ever many people you could fit a car in to see the movie. Even with all the technology changes over the decades, moviemaking remains, at least for me, the most difficult art form to produce. CGI and the sequel machine now dominate movie production in the United States.
It’s not all bad. I’m not a blockbuster hater, but I do think flooding the screens with mostly action over dialog has crowded out some very worthy films. The instant world of Social Media and the need to convert everything to a rotten tomato score detracts from the intellectualism of film that gave it rise in the first place.
I spent some time podcasting movie reviews a few years ago, but lost interest. I have been re-inispired by the lack of balance. And so I’m back to it. I hope you will listen from time to time. Thank you.