Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Introduction to a film critic

Check out my new Examiner.com Fort Lauderdale Movies column. This is a new title for me and this article is meant to serve as an introduction to potential new readers who may be looking for an exciting, new film reviewer to follow. I will also continue to post reviews on this blog as well.
Everyone who loves movies likes to read movie reviews—sometimes for guidance, sometimes seeking new perspective and insight, and sometimes simply to see how your own opinions match up to those of a reviewer. There are literally thousands of movie reviews plastered across the internet and other media airwaves daily. So why subscribe and follow this column as opposed to all of the others? What are the sensibilities of James J. Caterino and why should you bother coming back?
These are the questions I ask before I start following a new critic or writer in any field. Hopefully the information below will help answer these questions. Also, check out my other two Examiner.com titles,http://www.examiner.com/pop-culture-in-fort-lauderdale/james-caterino and,http://www.examiner.com/movie-and-tv-soundtracks-in-national/james-caterino as well as the links posted on my profile. This is an excellent way to get a feel for my writing and review style.
My favorite all-time critics:
Lisa Schwarzbaum (formerly of Entertainment Weekly)
Pauline Kael (1919-2001)
Roger Ebert (1942-2013)
Michael Wilmington (Chicago Tribune)

My favorite films from this year so far:

Some of my all-time favorites include:
“JFK” (1991) directed by Oliver Stone
“Rise of the Planet of the Apes” (2011) directed by Rupert Wyatt
“Exotica” (1994) directed by Atom Egoyan
“Robocop” (1987) directed by Paul Verhoeven
“Enchanted” (2007) directed by Kevin Lima
“The Godfather Part II” (1974) directed by Francis Ford Coppola
“A.I Artificial Intelligence” (2001) directed by Steven Spielberg
“House of Flying Daggers” (2005) Zhang Yimou
“Silent Running” (1972) directed by Douglas Trumbull
“Videodrome” (1983) directed by David Cronenberg
“Jackie Brown” (1997) directed by Quentin Tarantino
“The Fury” (1978) directed by Brian De Palma 

Stay tuned to this page for postings of brand new movie reviews every Friday and check in during the week for box office reports, retro reviews, and other exclusive, special treats.

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