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.