Odds and Ends
I started this project last year as a creative outlet while I recovered from surgery. I’ve taken to it and am pleased that people are reading my stuff. I thought now would be a good time to take stock and let people know where I’m headed.
With the upcoming last part of the Les Blank boxset, I’ll have finished with the 2014 Criterion releases. I’ll finally be releasing my favorites of the year, many of which I have not yet written about for the site even if I’ve seen just about all of them. I’ll also include a list of my favorite write-ups that I’ve done, whether new or old.
From there I’ll start tackling 2015, which I am already behind on. With six releases in February, I have my work cut out for me.
Recently I wrote a guest spot for Brian at Rupert Pupkin Speaks. I’m a fan of his podcast with Ryan at CriterionCast. He’s already given me plenty of ideas about DVDs to purchase and films to discover. It was a pleasure looking back at the past year and thinking of what movies really moved me. I’m proud of the list, even if it is a bit French-centric.
Finally, I launched a Facebook page. Please help me out and go ‘Like’ it. You’ll notice a sidebar where you can navigate recent Facebook postings, very similar to Twitter. Of course links to all new posts will go up there, as will a number of images and news links.
Soon I’ll be launching an Essays section. This is where I’ll post various studies I’ve done through the years. There will be a lot about French film, classical Hollywood, Sunset Blvd, and various others. Most of these were academic and I am no longer in school, but this will not be the last of my essays. I have a number of print sources and am continually interested in pursuing topics to research.
Thanks for following along. I’ll try to keep it interesting. If you have any suggestions, feel free to drop a comment.