New Year’s Resolutions



Here are the things that you’ll (hopefully) notice on The Password Is Swordfish in the year 2009.

1. More frequent updates. I can’t expect you, the faithful reader, to come to the site on a regular basis unless I provide something frequently for you to read. 

2. More special articles. I’m going to pursue a couple of ambitious endeavors this year. Here are some articles I have planned:

     a. “Watching Ebert”: I’ve just finished reading “Roger Ebert’s 4 Star Reviews” and I’m planning on seeing as many of those films as I can in a timely manner, and sharing my opinions. They’re all films post-1967, but contemporary film is my specialty anyhow. 

     b. “Overrated”: I’m sure you have felt while watching a critically acclaimed film that you were betrayed by the critics you trusted, and the film you’re watching is subpar at best and a load of pretentious tripe at worst. I’m going to bite the bullet and watch (or rewatch) some of these overrated films and break down why they suck and theorize why the critics dove in headfirst.

     c. “Catching Up With the Classics”: As a young film critic who didn’t major in film or go to graduate school in film (theater and theater history, respectively), this will give me a chance to watch some of the older films that the average joe might have forgotten about. If you’re someone who hates the idea of a black and white film, be sure to read these… you may be surprised that the old flicks are just as good (often better) than the new.

     d. “Netflix Recommendation”: This is for those films that aren’t old classics or Ebert 4-star specials, yet I feel deserve some mention. 

3. More essays/commentaries on news pertaining to film. I always keep up with what’s going on in the world of film, and if I’m not blogging what I think about it, then what good is keeping up?

4. More interaction with those who comment! I encourage those of you who read the site to please leave your opinions, or just chat movies with me… I’m more than open to get into it with anyone willing to take the time to talk film with a fellow nerd.

 From my Hawaiian vacation, I bid you a fond Haoli Makahiki Hou (Happy New Year), and be on the lookout for my year-end lists and my Oscar predictions.


~ by russellhainline on January 2, 2009.

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