Hey everybody, Thank God it’s Friday, huh?!
Fridays bring us another blog spotlight, and this week it’s our buddy Brian Roan and his gang over at DearFilm.net! Click through and I’ll let you know why you should check his site out!
DearFilm.net is run by Brian, with contributions from three others (including Rick Sandlas, who’s been known to comment up here! Had to give him a shout), and they post up about movies using a unique style – Each review they do is a letter written to the movie in question. Sometimes it’s hate mail (“The Devil Inside”) Sometimes it’s a love letter (“The Grey”), but it’s always an avenue to write from the first person, and express feelings about a film in a straightforward fashion.
Recent reviews include Silent House, Act of Valor, Gone, and Jeff Who Lives at Home, which opens this weekend! They also do DVD reviews… a couple of notable recent reviews are True Grit, Zatôichi and Spartacus . Check ‘em out!
Of course, Brian’s review of “The Grey” legendarily caught director Joe Carnahan’s attention, and became his favorite review of the movie. For that reason alone it’s a must read!
The site has also begun the journey into podcasting, with Radio DearFilm! They just launched their inaugural podcast, featuring an in depth review of “Silent House”, with our buddy and frequent commenter here at FMR Andy, of A Constant Visual Feast, and Fogs of Fogs’ Movie Reviews… wait, what? LOL Yup! That’s me. This is actually the third podcast now that Brian and I have been on together (the other two being “The Muppets” Lambcast and Film Yarn’s episode on “The Grey”), and it’s always worked out great. This episode is no exception. You can tell this is going to be a really strong podcast going forward… Give it a listen!
So, I encourage you to check out DearFilm.net, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it, and please give the first episode of “Outside the Envelope” a listen to hear Brian, Andy and I talk Community, “John Carter”, “Silent House” and more!!