Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Soon we'll be sliding down the razor blade of life

To all those who have been kind enough to read the reviews posted on this blog over the past five years - who have put up with the hastily penned diatribes - the typos - the random rants - the inarticulate, breathless praise of the unexpected masterpiece - it is with great regret that I am writing to tell you that I have decided to stop posting reviews on this blog.

This blog started off as a way of answering my friends who asked what I thought of the recent releases. I never imagined it would have a readership beyond that group. Since then, I have thoroughly enjoyed having some sliver of a justification for the hours spent in the cineplex. However, it has been some years since I have worked professionally in the film industry and the pressures of my real life day job as a greedy capitalist bastard have started to take their toll. Indeed, I am now in a position not just to lose my clients' money but to do tangible damage more widely. Therefore, I have decided to focus on not fucking up in real life.

The choice I face is to review movies sporadically, days after release, rather than every single day, weeks before release. I have come to the conclusion that doing the latter will add little value given the haze of opinion already littering the internet. Moreover, I'll just feel bad for not posting more regularly.

So, essentially, this is goodbye.....for now, at least. Unless, any budding cineaste out there wants to take over at the helm? If so, contact me at mexalexandros@hotmail.com.

Over and out,