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I quit reviewing films and so I will not publish my ratings and opinions on a specific film. I realized that I am in no position to judge the work of artists who risk so much, regardless of the outcome of their work. I should know better because I am a writer myself. There are real artists and there are “salespeople” masquerading as artists but time will always be the final determiner. For true artists, the act of creation is not a whim; it is a compulsion. Creation is like turning yourself inside out because something compels you. Sometimes, you do not even care if you have an audience. Some people call this compulsion “the muse;” others call it “the tyranny of art.”
I will still publish essays on film criticism but not film reviews; however, only if I discover a revelatory film or a run-of-mill film with meanings that most viewers fail to see. For now, thank you.
Au revoir my readers!
March 19, 2015