|TIFF 2011 'Drive' screening w/Director Nicolas Winding Refn|
Compared to many professional critics and established film critic bloggers, I am a novice at reviewing films per se. However, I do feel that my love for cinema, and the fact that I watch so many films on DVD, Netflix, and attend TIFF, I have a voice to share as well in critiquing some of the films that I see. So I look forward to updating this blog regularly about a movie I saw. Additionally, I have also been inspired by the new film festival that my hometown of Ann Arbor kicked off this year called Cinetopia. I unfortunately missed out on this inaugural event, May 31-June 3 as I was on holiday in Ireland. Needless to say, I will be more careful in planning my vacation next summer as I plan to participate in Cinetopia next year!
The title of the blog, 'Theatre of Zen' was created to represent my interest primarily in the world of the 'movie theater', but also, in the theatre of 'Life' (gossip/entertainment, politics, Ann Arbor living, culture, etc.) and the 'Zen' part is for the wonderful things that bring joy to me (travel, tea, health & beauty, yoga, my photography, etc).
Please make sure you check back often to see what I'm writing about as each post will be totally different from the other. I have a sharp sense of humor, I can have a potty mouth at times, but it's all in good fun. I look forward to sharing things with you that I hope will inspire you or give you pause for consideration. Comments are greatly encouraged, and you can email me in private too if you prefer. Thanks!
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