Stop Making It Pretty
Sometimes we need to let things be ugly to stay functional and get results.
A change I decided to make this year is to diversify my writing. Writing on cinema is where I am most confident: I love good cinema, and I enjoy taking part in the "discourse" (blistering rants) about bad cinema, too. I also have some background in the subject — I studied it, and though I prefer to throw out film theory and write from a subjective and experiential point-of-view, it gives me a solid base to draw from when I need to. So writing about movies is a relative comfort zone.
James Lanternman writes movie reviews, fiction, essays, and moonlit thoughts. Reach him at [email protected].