Sunday, February 3, 2008

Welcome to Cinema Squared...

We, K and J McKiernan, proudly present to the world...

CINEMA SQUARED: A He Said, She Said Reel Dialogue.

Allow us to answer a few of the most pressing questions you, the reader, may be asking yourself.

Who are we?
We are husband and wife; we are writers, filmmakers, film lovers, film critics...you name it. 

What is CINEMA SQUARED?
This blog is an outlet through which our opinions--be they in unison or in conflict--are disseminated.

Why are we doing this?
We love movies. We love making movies, writing movies, viewing movies, discussing movies, analyzing movies, and critiquing movies. CINEMA SQUARED is our collective diary. On this blog we will chronicle our moviegoing experiences, share our views, debate them when necessary, and share in the synergistic joy of the two art-forms we love so dearly: writing and film.

To say that this blog fits into one particular cinematic vein would be too exclusive. Sure, we have a lot we want to contribute to the world of film discussion/criticism (reviews, analyses, debates, and our own films/stories). And sure, we will occasionally go at it Siskel & Ebert-style. But CINEMA SQUARED will be more than just film criticism. It will grow and evolve with time. We cannot predict where we will end up, but for now, let us simply say this: we love film and the power that it wields. CINEMA SQUARED is a reflection and a chronicle of our love of film and our life in and around film.

We must say, however, that 'love' connotes both admiring love and tough love; no matter how much love we have for film, we will keep it real. If a film, filmmaker, or film journalist--according to either or both of us--misuses or exploits the power of cinema, we will not hesitate to unleash unmitigated self-righteous indignation, sputtering out every last diatribe we can muster.  In short, this blog will run the gamut of emotions...love, hate, anger, joy...you name it.

Above all, CINEMA SQUARED will be honest. We vow to be true to ourselves and our opinions, and to reflect that truth in what we write.  You are welcome to join the conversation by sending us comments or e-mails. We would love to hear what you have to say.  Our only expectation is that you respond with honesty and truth, as well.

Away we go...

2 comments:

reel inspiration said...

Wow! That's some list of favorite films! More than mine even. Looks like a great concept for a blog. I look forward to reading your upcoming posts.

For reviews of thought provoking films that leave you feeling hopeful or inspired, please, check out our blog.
Jana Segal
(fellow filmmaker and film lover)
http://reelinspiration.blogspot.com/

J McKiernan said...

Thanks for the kind words...I promise we will post with more regularity in the near future.

I look forward to visiting your blog as well...