2018 was a strange year for me.
Yes, I was gone for months on end because I had to deal with various life things. I’m glad I’m able to make all of my backlogs into reviews which cover all of January right now, so I felt like I got something done. I still have a lot to work on as a reviewer of obscure cinema, docs, and anime.
To be honest, there are times where I wonder if anyone really cares about the things I review. I know I have lower views compared to people I follow and/or know about, but I wonder if that should even matter. Also, most of my most viewed posts involve anime even though I’m not JUST and anime reviewer or aniblogger. I’m not a one-trick pony. It’s also tough trying to find other film reviewers who aren’t knee-deep into Hollywood crap. Reviewers who only review indie movies and world cinema on WordPress are so hard to find.
I’ve wondered if I should really keep going. Don’t get me wrong, I like reviewing obscure media and I have a legit film background which allows me to use such acumen in my writings, but I do wonder if I’m just screaming to the clouds whenever I do these critiques. Oh, man. I just sounded way older than what I actually am. Hahaha!
Besides that, I do have some goals for things I want to review.
-Review at least one movie from the following countries: Cameroon, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo (I’m not counting The Testimony), Benin, Togo, Wales, Scotland, Senegal, Cote D’Ivoire, and Mali.
-Review every anime series that Yoshitoshi ABe helped create. I’ve covered Haibane Renmei and Texhnolyze, but I want to cover his filmography. No, I’m not counting Edge of Tomorrow or Welcome to the NHK. Sorry.
-Review a film remake of an old-school anime series I’ve critiqued before.
-Review every DVD and digital film I’ve bought that hasn’t been featured on Iridium Eye.