My (Blogging) Plans for 2012

Here's how I spent the end of 2011. Now it is time to focus on 2012.

Now that it is officially 2012, here are just some of the ideas I have for this blog in the upcoming months.

  • Director Marathons
    • Last month I took an informal Twitter poll about the directors whose entire filmography is worth checking out. I received a ton of responses (nearly 70) and I think it is necessary for me to start working my way through certain director’s filmographies. This may just be an excuse so that I finally watch all of Martin Scorsese/Stanley Kubrick/Akira Kurosawa’s (you get the point) films.
  • Birthday Blitz Blogathon 2012
  • Five Great Movies According To…
    • You know my dad’s favorite movies and my mom’s favorite movies. But what about other people? I want this to become a more regular feature. One of my sisters has already agreed to share her favorite movies, though she claims her list consists of solely Dirty Dancing. So if you would be interested in sharing five of your favorite movies, send me an email – joanna.arcieri@gmail.com
  • Thesis Redux
    • Last spring I decided it was time to revisit my college thesis about American independent cinema after September 11. I wrote one post (about Killer of Sheep) and not a single post after that. This time I’m serious. I’ll actually write more about this topic.
  • And I will continue to post the usual reviews, Oscars commentaryweekly film diets, lessons from bad movies, Skins recaps,  Friday Night Classics, and my general misgivings about the movies I watch.
  • Also. I will stop abbreviating For Cinephiles by a Cinefille to “FCBAC” because I sometimes think it stands for an undiscovered STD.

So these are some of my plans and I will start on them… tomorrow.

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Welcome! A Brief Summary

I’ve decided to jump on the bandwagon and create a blog. But instead of making it about my life and what I do ( which is pretty nothing anyway), I’ve decided to make this blog about movies, whether if it’s a classic, current, foreign, or just really bad , I’ll talk about them. Reviews, opinions, grips whatever…

Here’s a little about me and my obsession with cinema… I watch movies, a lot of movies. That’s the easiest way to describe it. I’ve seen over 500 films, mostly in the last 2 years. It all started during Oscar time and my mom told me to watch two Katharine Hepburn movies (Bringing up Baby and The African Queen) and I was hooked. Its grown into this teeny tiny obsesson that I must share with anyone who will listen because my parents have banned me from speaking about movies to them ever again.

The one contribution I’ve made to the film industry aside from forcing the little girls I babysit to watch Bringing Up Baby, is the film program I created for my community. I host a weekly classic film series where I present a film that is considered to be amazing and orgasmic. It’s a lot of fun and plus I’ve bonded with the elderly.

That’s enough about me and my obsession. So sit back, fasten your seatbelts, and enjoy what I am going to try to bring to this little blog.