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Why am I the Forgetful Film Critic, you ask? Well, the answer is pretty simple. I have a really, really, really bad memory. I'm notorious for asking for information that was given to me just days (OK, sometimes hours) prior. This becomes particularly frustrating during a conversation about movies, when I try to recall trivia or information that should be at my fingertips, but eludes me because of my terrible memory.

Lately, I've become obsessed with cataloging almost everything. Books read, movies watched (thanks to Letterboxd), etc. This compulsion to catalog, along with my passion and love for film, led me to start this site. After years of just passively watching movies, I wanted to do something that would make me feel truly connected to them again.

I believe film is the most powerful art form, and that it has something profound to teach us about the human condition. Unfortunately, I'm often times so overwhelmed by this possibility that it intimidates me into anxiety attacks, making it hard to write anything meaningful about them at all. I'm the quintessential blow hard about art films (You see? I'm so pompous, I felt the need to put "art" in italics), films over 40 years old, and basically any movie the average person would watch and think, “What a waste of time THAT was.” I also own a copy of The Film Snob’s Dictionary. All of the preceding does not, however, preclude me from enjoying movies like Dumb and Dumber.

I believe the question "What's your favorite movie?" is ridiculous, since the endless variety of them in existence can make the answer change on an hourly basis. But, if you put a gun to my head, the first thing I would probably blurt out would be Taxi Driver...no wait! Brazil!! Vertigo!!!