Sara recently graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, with a double major in Film Studies and Media & Communication (in which she received high honors) from Muhlenberg College in PA, and yes, she is also a redhead. Her favorite film is Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, favorite genre is horror, and favorite directors include David Fincher, Martin Scorsese, and Quentin Tarantino.
Sara has held internships at Film Forum (where she also ushered and worked in the box office during the past few summers), Tribeca Film Center (in executive services), and at Zeitgeist Films (doing grassroots marketing and outreach). Now, she works full-time in non-theatrical sales at an independent documentary distribution company in her native NYC.
This blog was founded in June of 2013 in the hopes of lessening the amount of wordy film critiques and industry-related vent sessions on her other, personal social media accounts, as well as more importantly to practice donning the film critic cap to see how it fits her, since she previously only had experience in writing about film academically– her proudest academic achievements include writing a 23 page paper on masculinity in Saw and Hostel and presenting it at the 2nd annual Society for Cinema and Media Studies Undergraduate conference, as well as writing and presenting her honors project dealing with media technologies, terror and power in found footage horror films, specifically Cloverfield and Paranormal Activity.
Anyway, switching now from third person to first, let me tell you a little bit about what original content you’ll find here besides just movie reviews:
Redhead Temper: Opinion post in which I vent, ramble or muse about some bit of recent entertainment news or industry phenomena that grinds my gears or intrigues me; often raises more questions than provides answers or solutions, and rarely has a concrete thesis of any discernible kind.
No Particular Order: Upon suggestions from friends or as per some timely inspiration such as a holiday or celebrity birthday, I will list a few of my favorite films of that particular given category or type, but without ranking them in any kind of preferential order.
Preview Review: When I see new trailers, I will talk about my expectations and first impressions, giving a consensus about the trailer and whether it impacted my desire to see the movie or not.
Forgotten Favorites: The focus will be one film per post that I’ve been reintroduced to recently– for instance, even if it is a film that is universally loved and respected, I may still choose to write about it, especially if it is a little bit older and if I’ve seen it before but too long ago for me personally to remember how great it truly is until a repeat viewing. Or maybe it is a cult classic, or a movie that I deem totally overlooked or underrated. I’ll break down what about the film is “forgotten” (in other words, I’ll indicate clearly whether it is a classic whose glory solely I had to be reminded of by revisiting it years later, or if it is truly forgotten by more than just me, ignored by the masses and deserving of more acclaim) and then discuss why it is or should be a “favorite” nevertheless.
The Walking Recap: A weekly post reviewing the current season of The Walking Dead; as shortly as possible after each new episode, I will write my reactions and predictions.
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