If all goes according to plan, I expect movie reviews to be a regular feature here on The Screen Life. I’m about to post my 4 most recent reviews, written before I started the blog: Nebraska, Inside Lleywn Davis, The Wolf of Wall Street, and American Hustle.
[EDIT: The reviews are now posted. Click on the titles to go read them.)
My philosophy in regards to movie reviews, and criticism in general, is that the general public’s average attention span for reviews is several paragraphs shorter than the average professionally published review. I know mine is. This isn’t a bad thing. We just have a lot of other articles competing for our time, as we click from screen to screen.
Because of this I try to make my reviews shorter than most, giving the most useful critiques in less space. As a naturally long-winded person, the constraints should also help improve my writing skills, forcing me to be more economic with my words. At very least maybe I will fill out a niche, with people choosing my reviews over other to save time.
This is not to say I won’t have a few very long reviews. But I’m going to do my best to keep a healthy balance.