I have been interested in movies for a long time. I remember when I was in the second or third grade and I wanted was for the school day to end so that I could go home and finish my Alien marathon. Is that a normal thing for an eight year old to want, I’m not sure, but I’ve been that was ever since I can remember.
After watching ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ in 2013 (I was fourteen at the time, again, I’m not sure if that movie is appropriate for a kid of that age), I felt compelled to review it. So, I created a blog and posted my first ever review. At that point the blog was called ‘The Best Movie Review’ or something like that and it looked and functioned horribly, but I never hoped for anything else.
Maybe a year or so afterwards, I joined an elective at school called ‘History in Film’ or something of the sorts. It was advertised as a class in which we would watch films and then analyze how historically accurate they were. Our history teacher said that was too much work after the first week and the elective became basically a film review class. I wrote about twenty reviews that year and all of them (including that first ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ one by the way) are still published on this website.
I then stopped writing for a while. Film reviewing took a lot of work, a lot of ambition, and I thought I didn’t have the time. Soon after, I created this website.
Four factors are most influential for the creation of Our Movie Life: 1) ‘The Revenant’ because it inspired me to write a film review after almost a year of ‘rest’, 2) a very dear friend of mine, who pushed me to promote my website, 3) Casey Neistat, and 4) Chris Stuckmann.
I’ve discussed previously why Casey Neistat is such an important person in my life and I do not intend on doing so again. If you want to read about that, you can do it here.
So, after this long introduction, why Chris Stuckmann? And why am I thanking him? Chris Stuckmann is the first and only, really, film reviewer I’ve ever followed. He reached a million subscribers on Youtube a few days ago. I would like to take this opportunity to thank him. Chris, if you are somehow reading this, you have my sincerest gratitude. Because of your knowledge of film, your adequate critique, and your ability to closely analyze, I believe I have become not only better at understanding films, but also a better person. Your Youtube channel inspired me to create Our Movie Life. This website, and everything written in it, is because of you. Thank you. And congratulations on the million subscribers. You deserve a million more.
Our Movie Life has had a long complicated history that has, for better or worse, brought me here. No matter what has happened in the past with this website, it absolutely wouldn’t have been possible if it wasn’t for Chris Stuckmann. Again, thank you, man.
And thank you, guys. To those fifty constant readers, thank you. And to everyone who has ever simply checked out the website, thank you. I reached 10000 views a few weeks ago and over 7000 people have read something on Our Movie Life. Wow. This is amazing. All of you have my sincerest thanks. And by the way, if you guys haven’t seen Chris’ channel, do so now. If you like movies, you won’t regret it.
And finally, I’m sorry I’ve been sloppy these last two months. I know I haven’t posted that frequently and that my articles haven’t been the best. I won’t be making any excuses, just apologizing. After July 4th Our Movie Life will be back full speed and will be better than ever, I promise.
Once again, thank you Chris Stuckmann and thank you guys.
And as always, thank you for reading,