Well, if you’re a follower of Cinema de Merde, you know that updates have been very few and far between lately. I just don’t have the time to write long reviews for everything I see anymore, and I certainly don’t have the inclination to write long reviews of minor bullshit movies like The Girl on the Train or any of the garbage straight-to-video stuff that makes up the majority of Netflix’s offerings.
So, either the site was going to die, or I find some new way of writing reviews, and this is it. Here I can write shorter reviews that are more manageable for me, and also can get the reviews up in a manner timely enough that the films will still be in theaters! I still plan on writing longer reviews for select films that deserve it, and they’ll still be on the other site, but I’ll notify you here of stuff going up there.
The other fun here is that this can be a place for movie-related comment, so we can start talking about trailers, movie news and actual news as it relates to movies. And I can share with you some of the other things I’ve been working on, like this series of LGBTQ oral history interviews I’m doing, and other stuff I’ll share with you in time. So this place will be much more loose and free-ranging—and much more frequently updated—but all generally centered on movies.
If you’ve been with Cinema de Merde for a while, I want to THANK YOU once again, and say I’m sorry that the site has grown moribund, but hopefully this blog can reward your patience and loyalty, and be satisfying in a good but different way. Thanks a lot for continuing to read, and who knows where this new avenue will take us.
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