Blogs I Enjoy: And So It Begins and Flickers

03 May

It’s time for another edition of Blogs I Enjoy, a feature in which I spotlight a couple of great movie blogs I follow.

And So It Begins is the home of Alex Withrow, a movie-lover who has a real knack for writing. His blog is full of fun and informative content, with plenty of features I enjoy reading. I recently spent some time going through his series called the Directors, in which he’ll go through a director’s entire filmography and offer thoughts on each outing; through this, I found plenty of stuff to add to my rental queue. After all, even highly acclaimed directors like Martin Scorsese have films that aren’t talked about very often. Another feature on And So It Begins that I enjoy is In Character, which singles out the best performances from selected character actors – yet another useful way to discover new movies. Alex also writes reviews, lists, and other cool stuff you expect to find at a film blog.

Flickers recently moved from Blogger to WordPress, and picked up its own domain in the transfer. A new beginning of sorts for blogger Dave, and thus it seems appropriate that he’d get some new readers as well. Like me, Dave keeps a more leisurely pace when it comes to updates compared to most movie bloggers. That’s perfectly fine; real life does get in the way of pastimes every now and then, and it only means that a new post on Flickers feels like a pleasant surprise, or a rare treat. Dave’s taste in films is eerily similar to my own, moreso than any other blogger I’ve encountered, to the point where just an appearance on one of his Best of the Year lists is enough for me to immediately add a film to my rental queue on high priority. He also recently started a promising new series called Junior Film School, where he’ll be introducing his kids to the world of cinema. The first entry on Ghostbusters was a lot of fun, and I’m already looking forward to the next installment. Oh, and he’s a teriffic writer too! One of those people I’m really glad I’ve discovered.

For more wonderful film blogs, check out the Blogroll in the sidebar to the right. They’re all worthy of your attention.


Posted by on 3 May, 2012 in Blogs I Enjoy, Links


6 responses to “Blogs I Enjoy: And So It Begins and Flickers

  1. Alex Withrow

    3 May, 2012 at 15:10

    Emil, this is so kind of you, thank you so much. I’m kind of going through something difficult right now personally, and this just brightened my day/week/month.

    Thank you.

    • Emil

      3 May, 2012 at 15:35

      All well-earned, Alex. You’re doing a teriffic job with your blog. Hope your real life clears up a bit soon! Just keep at it.

  2. Dave

    3 May, 2012 at 15:15

    Awesome! Thanks Emil, I’m very touched by your generosity. I just recently discovered Alex’s site also, so I can attest that you have chosen wisely!

    Thank you again, sir!

    • Emil

      3 May, 2012 at 15:37

      Glad to hear you’ve already come across ASIB. A great blog, and so is yours! You’re most welcome.

  3. Pete

    3 May, 2012 at 18:28

    Bothe great blogs! Is it me or is there no way to follow Alex’s by email? Perhaps I should ask him…

    • Alex Withrow

      3 May, 2012 at 19:15

      Hey Pete, I think if you have a Gmail account, you can follow my blog by clicking that “Join this Site” box on the right column.

      I think that’s all you need…?


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