What I do as a movie reviewer
I believe the most important thing in film is story. Putting images in a sequences creates story; it can be narrative or emotional, but either way that particular sequence means something. As a reviewer, I do my best to figure out what parts of a film work to support that story. All the elements; acting, dialogue, cinematography, sound, must combine to help tell the story. When I review a movie I’m always looking for that perfect combination, that moment when a film’s story really nails it. That’s what movies are all about.
What people can expect from my writing
There’s no point in not being honest when critiquing a movie. As such, I will always be straightforward about what works in a movie and what doesn’t. The only thing more frustrating than a bad movie is a movie that has all the pieces for greatness but falls short, and I will not hesitate to point out how it could’ve been better. I may sound brutal, but the truth is I dream of a world where all movies are enjoyable, and I think all movies have the potential. I’m not a member of the group that thinks a few select films are the “greatest”, or that good movies need to be done a certain way. I think every film is an opportunity to do something great, and I welcome any film, drama, comedy, action, that is able to do that. I like blockbusters as much as I like quiet indie’s and I believe they both have their place in the film canon. So you can expect me to be impartial in my analysis of each new film. I really just love movies, and I think that shows.