Welcome to my last post of the year.
2011 has been a rather good year for me and it has seen my blog grow. At the start of the year I took a rather scatter-shot approach to content which saw me post about anything and everything. Then I developed a focus on films because I go to the cinema nearly every week and regularly write to film magazines and the BBC’s various film and culture programmes. Thankfully I made the decision to focus on Asian cinema in general and Japanese cinema in particular which allowed me to focus on an area I have long been passionate about and to contribute to the awareness of Asian cinema.
In the second half of 2011 I implemented things like a post schedule, Japanese trailer round-ups and reports on the Japanese box-office charts so 2012 will see me continue along this path as I aim to improve my posts. Okay that sounds like a new year’s resolution so here is the rest:
My resolutions for 2012
In 2012, I’ll watch Eiichi Kudo’s 13 Assassins! – as suggested by m from Wildgrounds in my last post,
In 2012, I’ll try and formalise my review structure – there have been different variations and my early reviews didn’t even have scores (gasp),
In 2012, I’ll start a chanbara season (a bit of a no-brainer and an excuse to watch my DVD of Gohatto more than once),
In 2012, I’ll spotlight directors, films and film distributors and try and bring a much more rigorous approach to reviews,
In 2012, I’ll get more involved with film culture by going to festivals,
In the first week of 2012, I will pick the Spring season anime I will watch and finish them quickly instead of dragging them out over a year,
In 2012, I’ll practice writing my Kanji every day and not once a week,
In 2012, I’ll try not to bore you… and I’ll try to get a handle on commas…
Here are some end of year posts looking back at 2011 from fellow movie bloggers and magazines that are interesting reads:
That’s about it for 2011. I’m looking forward to 2012 not least because there are a lot of interesting films getting a release like Ace Attorney and Himizu in Japan The Artist hits UK cinema screens and Howling gets a theatrical run in February in South Korea… Sorry… I’m babbling.
I’d like to thank everybody who has subscribed to the blog and even those of you who have just commented. It’s great to get dialogue going and spread awareness of great films.
Happy New Year!