What can I truly say about this week? It felt like a relaxed one. Another week where I’ve still yet to hit up my theatre, and it’s feeling nice to say that more and more. I keep finding out, even with my few home set up issues, that I enjoy the relaxation of being on my couch rather than making the trek out to my theatre and dealing with lines and such (sorry, that’s a lie, there are no lines at my theatre) that I just feel nice about it.
Here we are taking time out of our movie watching/talking schedule to discuss those films from last year that wowed us, and Damion to complain that there were none. Regardless enjoy as we make jokes about movies each of us loved and figure out if 2016 was really a good year or it was all an elaborate ruse to get us to buy popcorn.
I feel this week more than anything else has cemented my dependency on VOD and streaming services. Eight of the films listed below I viewed at home through streaming services and I can’t complain. With my theatre obsessed with bad looking movies I sit here just waiting on something to inspire me, and for La La Land to come out locally so I can watch it another 5 times.
The last few weeks I’ve been doing what I believe most cinephiles around the internet have been doing, consuming lists nonstop. Seeing what others have been touting as the great of last year. I presented mine to the world (and will be posting the podcast version soon) here on this very website.
One of the films that has been thrown high up on my radar after this barrage of hyperbole was Kirsten Johnson’s Camerperson. So when this week it was announced that the film was thrown up on Amazon for all to enjoy I jumped at the chance to finally see what the world was talking about. I sit here writing unsure how many ways I can express my regret that the film I saw did not match up with what the world seems to be enamoured with.
I'm Andrew, a software developer/all around technologist by day and a film enthusiast by night. I grew up on the silly things of Star Wars, Indiana Jones, The Three Amigos and Nightmare on Elm Street, so it makes perfect sense to me to have my love for film become ever expanding by the minute.
I started writing about film somewhere about 2005 on Facebook, and slowly but surely I moved on to blogging here on the internet. I've been featured with a few other publications along the way and am always looking for the opportunity to do more with this passion of mine.
So enjoy the words, listen to the many podcasts I'll do in the years to come, and let me know what you think.