New Category: Screen.
I've loved films for as long as I can remember. Before I could speak, I would watch Fantasia on loop for hours; day after day. I learned English shortly after my first Spanish words, so the TV in my home growing up was always switching between the languages.
In 5th grade, my parents enrolled me in acting classes (my request) at Cal State LA. I did that for a bit, had a monologue before my teens in front of a packed college auditorium (as I typed that out I'm thinking "wow my life was SO LA") but I quickly learned that I did not like that kind of attention. I picked up other hobbies after that. This is around the time Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rolling came out.
I started reading and watching their related films. My parents were way too psyched when I handed them over a list of books I wanted. That list included: American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis, Dreamcatcher by Stephen King, and War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells. In high school, I fell in love with English literature, which is exciting for someone who's first language isn't English. I also discovered something less serious, comic books. I bonded with one of my English teachers, Dr. Saul, over Marvel comics. I used to come into his classroom and read as many as I could during our reading time. Dr. Saul would eventually start placing new comics on my desk before I could even get to class, and now I'm first in line for all the Marvel movies ready to compare.
In college, although I went for marketing, I was the most excited for my trend forecasting class that included categories of research. I created my own category of cultures effected by films. I learned how designers would participate in the conversation by creating entire lines based on a genre of film. Remember Rodarte honoring Star Wars back in 2014, Ex_Machina influencing Alexander Wang FW 2015, or The Fifth Element being reflected in Balmain's SS 2015 line?
So why did I just write all of that? I guess I wanted to explain how I got caught up on loving films so much. As I grow older, there are different parts of movies that I appreciate more. I love going to the movies, eating popcorn, and forgetting about everything else in my life for the 90 minutes of art in whatever world or language the director has taken me to.
I started a new category on here, although it's not new to me, to help with suggestions on what to watch. I also want to keep a reference for myself on everything I was and put my thoughts about it onto somewhere, where I can come back to. I'll do a quick review of each entry, so you can take a glance on whether it's your type of movie or not. If you ever feel like discussing a movie, or don't agree with my idea of what I gathered from it, PLEASE don't hesitate to reach out to me. I love discussing movies and learning other perspectives.
Let the screening begin.