Just before Labour Day 2010 I decided it was time to start talking about movies again, but for fun. That is to say, I write about movies professionally, but I used to have a weekly radio show where I’d discuss them. After four years of that I called it quits in September 2009, but I missed the conversation. I missed having the life of the movies linger long after coming out of the cinema. Hence, the blog. And it worked. And I’ve had the occasional guest poster too, thanks to Jen Bond, Hillary Titley and horror expert Dave Howlett. In 52 weeks we’ve accumulated 121 posts, an average of well over two a week.
I assembled my Best of 2010 list, which still looks pretty good to me—though in hindsight I think The Social Network would vault into top spot over Inception for the top movie of the year. So far 2011 has had a few bright spots: The Tree of Life, Hanna, Beginners and The Trip amongst them.
And moving forward? My ambition for Flaw in the Iris is to keep doing what I’ve been doing. Sharing my thoughts, engendering conversation. It’s my firm belief that seeing a movie is only part of the cinematic experience. Talking about it afterward is an essential part, and for me that means writing out my impressions.