Welcome to PROOF | MOVIES.
For as long as I can remember I’ve been an entertainment connoisseur. When I was young, books and movies were my life. I would carry stacks of them home from the library that was six blocks away, read them in one night, and bring them back for more the next day. I would play VHS tapes, like “Toy Story,” on a loop until I had memorized every line of dialogue. Needlessly to say, my affinity for cinema only grew.
A decade ago, I decided it was time to start recording my reactions and sharing them with those who might be interested. At the time, I was busy earning a Bachelors Degree in Film Studies at Minnesota State University-Moorhead. I was also working at a video store in Fargo, North Dakota and the constant inquiries into whether certain films were enjoyable or not always fascinated me. PROOF | MOVIES started as my attempt to verbalize my likes and dislikes when it came to any given film.
With my education, I have an above average knowledge of what goes into making movies. Plus, I watch a ton of them. When others go out on a Friday night, I am at home watching old movies on Netflix or going to the theater to see the newest ones. Now, as a family man, I even get to share my cinematic love with my wife and two girls.
I now live in Los Angeles and have a full-time job in the entertainment industry. Reviewing is my side gig, and I do as many as I can fit into my schedule. Around the end of the year, I follow the awards season and challenge myself to watch all the films nominated by the Academy as well as the Film Independent Spirit Awards.
If you are a fellow moviegoer or entertainment connoisseur, I would love to have you follow along. With every post, I am trying to grow as a writer. I look forward to any opinions or feedback you may have.
Thank you so much for stopping by.