Premise to Review
I'm Here to Save You ...
From wasting the one thing that you will never have an unlimited quantity of time. Specifically, the movies that we all love and that we will discuss with our friends and that we will watch again and often again actually reside behind a wall of lesser movies: some mediocre, others forgettable and some terribly bad.
What might appear as presumptive on my part, I consider it a purposeful aspiration to extend my insight in what is a subjective exercise: the considered review of someone's art, or lack there of, in film. I fully respect that one's art is a very personal thing, but I have an opinion that I choose to share, especially considering the lamentable fact that we all have so little time - too little to waste.
My wife often tells me, "You watch so many movies and waist so much time - time I could never afford to waste."
Sometimes I offer this retort, "Don't I sort through all the crap and save you from wasting your time watching the really poor movies?"
She usually agrees with me and recently with a smirk in eye, she offered, "Why don't you save other people's time by letting them know about 'the good, the bad and the really ugly' in movies?"
So here I am - expanding my service beyond the sorting for my wife - extending to you my opinion as my small service to humanity. Moreover, so that all my time watching and sorting movies will not be in vain, I will review recent DVD releases and many older movies that some of you may have forgotten and many of you never knew existed. On a rare occasion, as time permits, I will review a theatric release.
More often than not, the older movies that will be remember to you will often be of a higher quality than some of those that are freshly released and reviewed. Certainly not because of the cliche, "Old movies are really better," but because of the truism that we tend to remember the good things in our past. For me film is no exception. Of course, I will always throw in an occasional old dog just to let you know that at least by appearance, I endeavor to be honest.
Also, we will offer a blog section and I ask that if you too have an interest in sharing your opinion, please don't refrain. If you should submit outstanding commentary, it could be used as a guest review; but, I must ask that you keep your opinions under 500 words. I intend to keep mine as short as is necessary, but then again, "I paid the cost to be the "Boss."
For my part, I intend to write a concise narrative opinion and then rate the film on the star schedule, 0 to 5 stars and in 1/4 star increments. It is my desire that I should give no less than three reviews per week and now to not displease or mislead, I begin...