About film interviews…

Interviews are exercises in role-playing; but what of interviews that look down upon their readers, listeners, or viewers? I have been interviewing people at international film festivals for over five years. Interviewing is not only journalism; it’s downright roleplaying. The moment I press that record button on my device, we slip into the predefined roles…

Why write a film review when you can paint, or dance, or…?

Writing about a film is like committing a murder of┬ásorts; why don’t we let it kill us before we kill it? Many people like to voice their opinions about a film by writing a traditional review of it, mimicking that of the so-called professionals. These reviews are, objectively, very poor – at best they are…

Timeless cinephile concerns

Days after writing a piece on the press and industry blaming audiences, I find Jonathan Rosenbaum had written a piece in 2000 outlining almost identical concerns… In a previous feature I wrote here on CineCola, I referred to the fact that the spectators are often blamed for what they define as a general degradation and…