I suppose that my love of good movies started when I managed to watch all 100 films in the American Film Institute’s “100 Years, 100 Movies” lists (both the original 1998 version and the 2007 10th Anniversary edition). I have also seen every film that has won an Oscar for Best Picture, as well as many of the nominees. To top these achievements off, I actually own on DVD or Blu-Ray every film from these lists, with the few exceptions being films that have not made the jump to the digital age (generally older films fit in this category, although there are only 3).
Also, I have taken a college course on Film Studies (with more than passing marks), which required me to not only analyze movies, but to perform the multitude of necessary steps to film and produce one of my own (which can be seen here).
Finally, this blog is somewhat of an extension of a series of articles I wrote in Grad school for the school newspaper. While I did movie reviews of the films that were being released at the time, these articles went by the name of “Must See Movies”, and would generally include descriptions of 3 films tied together by a common theme, and one film within the theme that I would give as a “Homework Assignment”. As such, those who have read these articles may see some repeated reviews, merely in a different format.