Monday, April 25, 2011

A little about me and this blog

Hi there,

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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  1. Hi Bro,

    Looking forward to your reviews (having been somewhat hopeless with the promised ones of mine). I guess we're both onion lovers!

  2. Yep, it's hard work. Some reviews can take two hours, plus the time spent watching the movie. I guess all we can do is our best :)

  3. Hi Steve. I saw your review of The Ultimate Matrix Collection (Blu-ray) on I own this box set, but have lost the insert that had the UPC code on it. Do you know where I could get a quality scan of the back sheet with the UPC code? I am trying to create a database entry for this box set using the mymovies software ( and to create an entry for a box set (with children titles) I need a scan of the back sheet that shows the UPC code.

    Brad (

    1. Hi Brad,

      I just checked my set and the back sheet is missing too, but I found it in a drawer! I'll send you a scan.


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