365 Movie Guy (A Reminder)

I call this “A Reminder” because I wrote about 365 Movie Guy the other day. And if you missed that post, I wanted to call attention to it again, as I think you will really enjoy it if you are interested in movies and filmmaking.

For those of you in the audience that love a good watch, I recommend you check out my friend’s new site: 365 Movie Guy. Besides being a good friend, Clark Douglas, the movie critic, has found his niche in his new home on the Internet. I helped him build it, but that doesn’t mean I’m catering to my biases with my recommendation (not necessarily). Clark’s site is, I think, actually rich in content and worth a second look.

The shtick is that he releases one new review every day of the year. For this reason, he is watching a lot of movies! But Clark would have done that anyway, since he’s been watching lots of films for many years. He has a great movie soundtrack related radio show (that he hosts) called The Sounds & Sights of Cinema (here’s the RSS link if you want to listen to it as a podcast). He has been writing reviews for DVD Verdict for many years as well.

But who am I to judge? As a writer, graphic designer, and a podcaster myself that loves to spend most of my time listening rather than reading, I think that Clark’s site is one of the few sites that I actually want to regularly check and read. He’s insightful in the filmmaking craft. He notices a great deal of storytelling nuance. He appreciates how each film relates to it’s predecessors — particularly as the film in review relates to the filmography of its director and leading actors.

So, real quickly, here are some of his movie reviews on his new site I especially enjoyed: Aguirre, the Wrath of God directed by Werner Herzog, The Offence starring Sean Connery, and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit which stars Chris Pine and Kevin Costner. Check these out if you are at all interested in good movie review in the written form.

Joe Darnell

Joe is a UI and graphic designer with prior experience as the creative director for three media-based businesses. Joe’s passionate about web design and graphic design with about 15 years of experience in the media industry. Additionally, Joe is the host of the Top Brew and Techtonic podasts, both featured on iTunes.