Mid-2011 Milestone: over 100 films seen and reviewed this year!

Hi all,

Just done a rough count of every movie I’ve reviewed from the start of January to the end of June and I figured I’ve seen and reviewed just over 100 films so far!

A pretty good selection if I may say so, including some old Hitchcock silents and flicks from the early 1930’s that he’d probably prefer we didn’t know about if he were still alive today, heh-heh! – but as examples of a film-making career in developing a distinctive style and voice, they are for better or for worse part of his legacy to us all whether film-makers, technicians, actors and viewers alike. Also seeing some old favourites like Sergei Parajanov’s “The Color of Pomegranates” and Katsuhiro Otomo’s “Akira” again was a treat.

Some of the movies I reviewed are available on Youtube.com either as complete movies or in parts. Others I borrowed on DVD from my local library and the rest are from watching TV. So don’t despair if you can’t find them on DVD or can’t get them on free-to-air TV or cable channels.

I’ve had many compliments about my blog site and its appearance and many of you have asked how you can also create your own blog sites. Mine was kindly set up for me by a friend on WordPress.org which offers a tremendous range of themes to help you design and customise your blogs’ appearances.

Once again, I’m very happy that so many people have stopped by to comment on my reviews and the choice of films to review. Thanks again and hopefully over the next six months I’ll be reviewing some more very interesting films. For starters, I’m hoping to find some old Eastern European sci-fi films like “Ikarie XB-1” and “A Bomb was Stolen” so stay tuned. If you can recommend some movies and movie genres that don’t get very much attention in the mainstream film-reviewing press, I’d be glad to investigate those.

Cheers, Nausika.

Milestone of 100 Films reviewed – and thanks to everyone for comments

Hi all,

Wow, I’ve racked up reviews of over 100 films on this little blog site already!

I’ve been fortunate enough to find a lot of great films to watch on free-to-air and digital TV and on DVD! Not all of them have been classic, unmissable films and frankly some of them I watched because I’d heard so much about how good or worthy they were, only to find their reputation as worthy films were blown out beyond over-hype.

Thanks again to everyone who took the time to comment on my reviews. Due to work and other commitments, I can’t reply to you all but I appreciate all your remarks and criticisms. Don’t be afraid to say if a review is inaccurate or misses the point of the film – as long as the criticism is constructive, then good or bad, it’s welcome here. Writing reviews is always a learning experience and the more I know, the better the reviews will be!

By now, most of you have a fair idea of what I like to see. I’d like to get hold of more experimental and abstract films to watch as well as the movies that straddle the mainstream and the art-house. I missed seeing “Taxidermia” on TV some weeks ago and I’m trying to get a DVD copies of Sergei Paradjanov’s “The Color of Pomegranates” and Shinya Tsukamoto’s “Tetsuo: the Iron Man” to see again. Some Bunuel and Jodorowsky would be welcome too!

Thanks again,

Nausika.