About the Blog[ger]

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.

Thanks for visiting my blog and taking the time to get to know me and my site! And to reach me in longer form than Twitter (@RedheadAtMovies) allows, please email me at my blog associated email: sararedheadatthemovies@gmail.com

10 thoughts on “About the Blog[ger]

  1. Nice page! I am a big fan of Horror and Scorsese myself. I am originally from NYC and I used to practically live at The Film Forum. I’ve seen so many great movies there. They are doing a Hitchcock fest this May that I wish I were there for. Oh well.

    Looking forward to stopping by often. Keep up the good work. Best of luck!

    • Thank you so much! That is very nice of you to say, I appreciate it! I’ll certainly do my best. That’s really cool that you’ve been to Film Forum! I love it there, it’s like a second home to me. Thanks again for stopping by and commenting!

    • Thank you so much! You’re the second out of three who have nominated me, and I haven’t yet gotten around to figuring out if that means I’m supposed to go through the process again as per your nomination and the other one I’ve received since the one Liebster post I’ve already done. If that’s the case I’ll certainly get around to doing it again. Either way I’m honored, thank you!

    • Hello, thank you so much! As I commented to someone else as well, I was already nominated and did a Liebster post in response. If the proper protocol is that I follow the procedure again for every new nomination, I’ll certainly find time in the coming days to do a new post as per your nomination. Thank you either way and in any case I’m very very honored!

  2. Just found your blog! I can’t wait to hear your opinions on TWD once the new season starts up – I’m a huge fan too. Love your reviews. Very eloquent!

    • Thank you so much, that’s really nice to hear! Your blog is really cool as well! I’m excited for the new season of TWD, and definitely always glad to have another fan to talk to about it on here. Thanks again!

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