Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Blogging Around (December 29th 2010)

Hello readers!

A year older, a year wiser. I very much like that expression. In the coming days, a flurry of 'memories of 2010' articles shall be published in newspapers, magazines and blogs. The world of cinema is not exempt from this exercise and yours truly has already written a couple of 'end of the year' lists in the past couple of days, with maybe a couple more to come...

2010 was the year I discovered even more blogs than in 2009. Some of you may recall a brief article I posted days before Christmas last year in which I posted links to some of my favourite blogs. I guess one might deem that article to be the true original installment of Blogging Around .The more one writes and shares thoughts with other bloggers, the more connections one makes over the internet. It's a boat load of fun, and was well worth the time and effort in 2010, as even more movie related blogs became known to me, some I didn't find to my liking, many rather good, and a few being of simply impeccable quality.Blogging Around is back again, pointing you towards some of the best articles around the blogosphere one last time for 2010.

-As one can attest from my True Grit reviews, I really enjoyed the new Coen brothers version. So did Tony Dayoub from Cinema Viewfinder, who wrote a fantastic review here.

- Laura, who is quickly becoming one of my favourite bloggers, wrote a review for Black Swan which commented on some themes I myself had not even picked up on when watching the movie.
-Film Intel's clever take on Boxing Day may have only required '0.357 seconds to dream up', but it stills makes for a nice, brief overview of the history of boxing themed movies.

-filmgeek, whose blog Final Cut typically cuts any crap, has fond memories of the best movie posters for 2010 films.

-M. Carter, who had been inactive for a little while (I was getting worried there M. Carter!) is back and provides her case for the indie hit Winter's Bone

-.Keith Demko wrote of a list of his favourite films of '10, and some of the entries might surprise you simply because they just aren't getting enough love at this time of year when the October-December releases steal the spotlight.

-Void, you often Between the Seats (something I very much appreciate), so I'm returning the favour a little bit. Void's reviews are even longer than my own, which is something in of itself, but there is something to be said about reviews that are thorough and examine the little details. Grab a cup of coffee and check out his review of The King's Speech, which is picking up significant holiday and pre-Oscar steam.

-Last but not least is the Mad Hatter from The Dark of the Matinee, arguably the most active blogger around. Along with his restlessness is the consistent quality he puts into his work, both in writing and on his podcast. His interview with 2001: A Space Odyssey's visual effects creator Douglas Trumbull was great and a testament to how serious Mad Hatter is about film.

Until next time, Happy New Year!


thevoid99 said...

Thank you Edgar and I hope you have a happy new year as well.

Tony Dayoub said...

Thanks for the plug, Edgar.