My first real post!
I’m so excited; I finally decided to start a blog and I have given it a lot of thought. I have a lot of interests (e.g. art, philosophy, history, cooking, movies, books, to name only a few) and I thought I could write on a more or less regular base about some of them. This means that I will not write every day or that I wil have set days for specific subjects. I will see what each day brings and if it is worth writing about. When I talk about books or movies I will not review them, but I will let you know what my feelings about them are. I will include links to relevant websites where you can find reviews or read more about them.
To give one example: Wednesday evening I watched a movie broadcasted on Belgian Television: A History of Violence (Check it out on IMDB) and I had high hopes for it. But I really was disappointed. I knew it was all about violence and I was aware that the director David Cronenberg wanted to question our easy acceptation of violence, but I thought this message was not clear, because there were some things in the movie that just didn’t look right (e.g. when Tom Stall calls home because he thinks the Philly gangster is going to go to his house).
Last week however, on the same channel, I saw a movie that I can’t seem to get out of my head. Il y a longtemps que je t’aime is a story about two sisters who have not been in contact for fifteen years because one of them served a sentence in prison for murder. Gradually you come to know what really happened. I enjoyed this very much and I can only recommend it to you.
I think this will make clear what you can expect from me, but I have to warn you that it will not always be about movies; in fact although I really enjoy watching movies, I don’t know very much about them so so probably posts about them will be scarce.
See you later!