Site Name: The Sophomore Critic
Categories: Film history, (a limited amount of) Oscar commentary, contemporary films, classic films, film lists, film reviews, tv, sports, humor, box office analysis
What is the main focus of your site?
I like to provide intelligent commentary with a twist and bridge together people with a contemporary understanding of films with people who have a deeper understanding. I try to utilize my knowledge of film history and box office trends to analyze current and previous movies. My primary focus is films, my secondary focus is tv, and I have a small amount of writing on politics or sports, but I veer away from that.
What are your blogging goals, personally and/or professionally? In other words, what, if anything, are you trying to get out your blog?
I am simply a writer by nature and I always like to write. I have been blogging for a little over two years now and those goals have changed but I would like to become a journalist or a columnist and earn money from it on the side, if I can. Lately, I am trying to get revenue from ads, donations, and DVD recommendations. I also enjoy being able to allow other people to write for the blog as I have had a small number of contributions.
Do you prefer an interactive ‘community’ for your blog or are you the teacher and your readers are the students?
I very much prefer interaction and encourage people to comment.
How long have you been movie blogging for, and how frequent do you post updates to your site?
I have been movie blogging since October of 2006. I had a website before that in 2004. I try to do a minimum of five a month but lately it’s picking up significantly. There are some months where I take a month off, but if I’m going to commit to a month, I try to do at least five or six. Hopefully with contributors, I can keep the blog going every month.
Name up to three of your favorite movies (and no more).
Chinatown, Touch of Evil, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
How did you hear about the LAMB?
Another blog had a link to it.
Any additional comments, or give yourself an interview question that’s not listed above.
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