I've been wanting to start a film blog for quite a while, but kept waiting for the perfect moment, the film i just had to write about. I really expected that film to be Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life, which I've been waiting impatiently for since i first heard rumors of it a few years ago. I am a great admirer of all Malick's films, but I experience them on such an emotional and personal level that i find it hard to even talk about them, let alone write about them. I went to the first showing of The Tree of Life in Chicago last Friday afternoon and loved it to an almost pathological degree. "Time to start the blog," I thought, then found myself unable to get beyond: "Omigod, omigod, omigod, it is such an amazing and profound movie! Omigod, omigod!" Not a very auspicious beginning. So I decided to lower the stakes and make this a much more casual undertaking. I am not certain what if any shape this blog will take eventually, but for now, I simply plan on writing about whatever films I happen to be watching or thinking about at the moment. My taste and interests tend to be pretty eclectic, so hopefully you will find one or two that interest you.