I’m Aaron Sanders and welcome to my movie blog!
Storytelling has been and remains to be one of the most vital factors in collective human development. From the first cave drawings to the advent of advanced media technology, storytelling in its various forms has propelled humanity from primitivism to modern civilization. All art (paintings, literature, sculptures, song, comics, video games, film/TV, etc.) actively contributes to the ever-evolving stream of social and cultural consciousness that we all take from and contribute to.
Since I was a kid, I’ve always loved the way film preserves the past, deconstructs human struggle, houses new ways of thinking, and documents our history in real-time. Naturally that passion for film extended to film criticism and I made sure to stay up on the writings of Roger Ebert, Leonard Maltin, Richard Roeper, and whoever else reputable I could find. Over the years, I’ve dabbled in film critique on platforms like IMDb, YouTube and my old high school newspaper. And as the years have gone by, I’ve seen those classic film critics fall by the wayside and sensational criticism rise in their wake. Mainstream film criticism, especially on the Internet has devolved into reactionary, trendy discourse seemingly devoid of the love of the art form – a love that’s been overshadowed by our need to stand out.
What I aim to accomplish with this blog is remind people that modern film critique doesn’t have to always be about hatred, loyalty to fandom, or blind predisposition in opinion. I hope you find my thoughts and perspectives on the latest films interesting, and I look forward to the coming years in film and TV!