Monday, April 25, 2011
A little about me and this blog
My name is Steve Aldersley. I'm 52 and originally from England, but have lived in Toronto for the past nine years. I recently moved to Oshawa and took the Canadian citizenship oath on February 9, 2012. It feels good to finally be Canadian after working toward that goal for seven years.
I have been writing Fantasy Football articles for the past five years and have decided to branch out and write about one of my other passions.
About four years ago, I watched David Lynch's Mulholland Dr. for the first time. Until then, movies were simple entertainment for me. After experiencing what I believe to be Lynch's best film, things have never been the same. I found myself searching for every theory and opinion I could find in order to better understand Mulholland Dr. and its meaning. I viewed it again the following evening and saw it in a new light.
That one film changed the way I think about cinema.
I'm an analytical guy. Complex stories have always interested me. In fact, I enjoy exploring the layers of music, film, books and even people. It's not that I can't enjoy something that has little depth, but all my favorite things have multiple layers.
For the last year or so I have felt compelled to write movie reviews. I haven't been disciplined about it, choosing to make my comments on Amazon or message boards. A friend has finally convinced me to create this blog so that I can keep my thoughts in one place. I'm not going to set a limit on how much or how little I say in each review; I'll let the quality of the film determine that.
I enjoy a wide range of genres, but my favorites tend to be dramas. My tastes aren't confined to blockbusters or American films, so you can expect to see a mix of those as well as independent and foreign films. You will find everything from Avatar and Harry Potter, to Hayao Miyazaki and Criterion titles.
Blu-ray has helped me enjoy movies even more over the past two years. Many of my reviews will also feature comments on the picture quality and sound quality of Blu-ray releases.
I hope that you will pay me a visit again and I look forward to hearing any comments you may have.
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