For what seems like this entire year, I have been writing a series about movies going back through the decades, comparing the reviews of the time to that of today. It was during those late night Google sessions that I discovered rogerebert.com, the ultimate movie review website.
This week I have been reading Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, and it is the first set work I have actually enjoyed.
This week I have been reading Skulduggery Pleasant. It has nothing to do with movies, but more importantly it has nothing to do with my degree.
A lot of people are quick to judge when it comes to The Lord of the Rings, they say it's a long and boring book. They dismiss it immediately. But all those people clearly haven't read the book, because it is genuinely phenomenal.
Ever wandered what Quentin Tarantino’s favourite movie is? Or what Michael Bay thought of West Side Story? Well you'll find out that and so much more in this book.
It’s a line we hear over and over again, because people love their own opinion and freely give it any chance they get. What about the real critics? The ones that actually get paid for their opinions. Zinsser’s novel is about exactly that; what it’s really like to be a film critic.