I thought I would do this in the lazy format of Q&A because it allows me to play the role of snippy and snooty interviewee for a change rather than gullible and strange interviewer.
Who are you?
I am the Canadian Cinephile, a subsidiary and cousin of the Canadian Audiophile. I am also a member of the Online Film Critics Society. I don’t have any credentials. I don’t claim to be an authority on anything, except for maybe putting my pants on one leg at a time, but that doesn’t mean I’m not damn good at this.
What do you mean by Canadian?
I mean that I’m from Canada.
Does that mean you only review Canadian movies?
No. I review movies from anywhere and everywhere, including movies made from Michael Bay’s whatnot.
What genres of movies do you review?
Everything from exploitation documentaries about birds to epistemological pornography starring Polish immigrants.
What makes you special?
I don’t patronize. I tend to attempt to grasp the artistic vision of a film first, then analyze it in light of that rather than in light of whether or not something is my favourite. I abhor lists and competition-minded journalism, although I do cave on occasion.
Why do you review films/music/muffin recipes?
I think art is for anyone, but not everyone. I think that any individual, given the right information and the will to understand, can delve into even the most nebulous piece of work and find something to nurture the soul/heart/mind. My goal is to dig that out and to direct people to films and/or music and/or muffin recipes they may otherwise not have considered.
I didn’t like your review of Twilight. Where can I go to complain?
You can address any and all complaints to the head office.
Why does your list of favourite movies not include my favourite movie?
How can I send you my film for the purposes of a review?
Where else can I see your crappy reviews?