Lights, Camera . . .

Hello! Welcome to my blog! Would you like some tea?

            This is the Land of 1,000 Movies, where I’ll be watching and reviewing the list complied by The New York Times chief movie critics A.O. Scott and Manohlia Dargis. (Please keep in mind that I am not sponsored by the newspaper, the film critics, or any affiliated parties. I’m just doing this for fun.)

Purpose: To honor God with my writing.

               To write move (in volume and time)

               To share my love of movies with others

I want my blog to be . . .

            A space where women can talk about films

            People can have friendly debates about what makes a film “essential”

            A space where people can escape from everyday life.[1]

Are you really going to watch all 1,000 movies?

            I hope so. I may have to censor some movies for content; as a Christian, we are supposed to mindful of what kinds of media we consume. This means different things for different people. For me, I try not to watch anything that has strong sexual content. If a movie has scenes like this, I will be using ClearPlay to block those scenes (I am not sponsored by ClearPlay). I’ll note this at the start of the post so I can be transparent with you. I don’t know how many movies I’ll have to do this too, but it shouldn’t be many, comparatively speaking. I don’t know how long it will take to watch all of them, but I hope you’ll stick with me on this journey.

Why The New York Times Book of Movies?

This is one-off, so to speak. That is, it’s not part of a series or modified from a previous edition. 1,001 Movies to See Before You Die is constantly being updated, usually to include more recent films. To me, that sounds like a lot to stay on top of, so I went with this book.

I hope you stay on this journey with me. I’m excited to start.

Let’s begin.

[1] To that end, I won’t be posting political or social justice related things on social media. If it’s not related to the blog, it won’t be posted.

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