Hey, you gorgeous people. Jeff Widman here.
For those of you that are friends with me on Facebook and/or listen to my podcast, There Is No Podcast, you know I watch a lot of movies. As in, a metric fuck-ton of them. I don’t keep count but I wouldn’t be surprised if the number is 100+ new movies a year. And I have many thoughts on every single one I see.
I’ve been looking for an outlet to post more thorough movie reviews, as a long-form Facebook status update just isn’t cutting it, so I felt this was the perfect, no-brainer of a choice.
Just to give a brief synopsis of my cinematic tastes, I love watching the works of directors that aren’t afraid to take risks and most importantly, evolve with each newly-released movie. My photo for this introductory blog is evidence enough that I just plain idolize what Stanley Kubrick contributed to the world of film above all else; arguably the gutsiest in his field, presenting ideas and visuals that reverberated throughout the industry from his time to ours.
Stellar cinematography and smart story-telling are what I look for first and foremost in movies. Of the directors working today, I feel Christopher Nolan, Nicolas Winding Refn, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, David Fincher, Denis Villeneuve, Jeremy Saulnier, Jeff Nichols, and the Coen Brothers, just to name a few, excel at these aspects the most. As time goes on and more reviews are posted, I’ll definitely dive into many other names, and of course their acting and cinematographer collaborators.
This was intended to be a brief introduction of sorts so I’m going to keep it that way before I further ramble. Stick around! I’ll be reviewing all types of movies, old and new, of every possible genre.