Wednesday, 3 April 2013

I'm done...

"In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little, yet enjoy a position over those who offer up their work and their selves to our judgement. We thrive on negative criticism, which is fun to write and to read. But the bitter truth we critics must face, is that in the grand scheme of things, the average piece of junk is probably more meaningful than our criticism designating it so. But there are times when a critic truly risks something, and that is in the discovery and defence of the new. The world is often unkind to new talent, new creations. The new needs friends."

- Anton Ego (Ratatouille) 

Quite fitting for the whole profession I think. This blog has opened me up to a new world and the closest thing I'll probably ever have to a vocational calling. If I didn't start doing it out of boredom in 2009 I perhaps would not have ever contemplated trying to make writing my career, meeting some incredible people along the way and writing books for children. 

However time goes by, priorities change and with a heavy heart I can't give theFILMblog the time and attention I use to. And so with that I leave the archive up with 264 reviews of some of the best and worst films I've had the pleasure of watching over the last four years untouched and for all to read. It's been a blast.  

Thank you for your time and continued support with my fictional works,



Niall Murphy said...

End of an era. :( Good luck with the novels! The last one was great.

You're welcome to guest blog on Scannain any time you like.

Matthew Thompson said...

I thought it had been a while dude! Sorry to see you stop, but all good things etc! No excuses now for at least 2 novels a year ;) x

Ronan said...

All the best in your new ventures Andrew.