About Me

Hello. My name is Roderick. I am an aspiring screenwriter. I love to watch films, including action, comedy, drama, and sci-fi. I have loved movies since I was a child. I remember laughing at slapstick jokes/scenes in The Mask (1994) and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994); enjoying Batman fight against criminals in Batman (1989); and cheering for Spider-Man to save the day in Spider-Man(2002).

My childhood passion for movies continued on into adulthood, where I developed a respect for the filmmakers behind the great movies we have today. On one particular day after watching the movieInception (2010), I felt this deep emotion inside of me. This emotion pushed me to learn everything I could figure out about the movie—the actors, cinematographer, director, writer. From doing this, I discovered that Christopher Nolan wrote and directed the movie. I looked up the Chris Nolan movies that came out before Inception and found out that he directed and co-wrote the movies in the Dark Knight Trilogy. This director gave us The Dark Knight (2008), which is one of the best Batman movies ever made. The film has a good complex plot, great actors, including Heath Ledger, and well-executed action scenes. Learning about Nolan’s filmography inspired me to learn about other filmmakers and their work.

A Love for Independent Films

As I was learning more about the directors behind blockbuster movies, I learned a lot about independent filmmakers and their work. When I came across the name Quentin Tarantino, I didn’t know it at the time, but I found a filmmaker that I would follow for years. One day while I was browsing for movies at a store, I saw a movie on the shelf called Pulp Fiction (1994). I knew nothing about the film. I decided to get it. I popped in the DVD and started watching. As the movie progressed, I grew to like the movie even more. The movie played out so differently compared to other movies. The non-linear narrative in the movie felt so unique compared to other narratives in films. When I finished Pulp Fiction, I looked up and watched other Tarantino movies: Reservoir Dogs(1992), Jackie Brown (1997), Kill Bill (2004), Death Proof (2007), and Inglourious Basterds (2009). I found enjoyment in all of these too. To this day, Quentin Tarantino is one of my favorite filmmakers of all time. The reason why I love his work so much is because he produces good original movies. I appreciate original films, and I feel that he makes some of the best inventive movies to this day.

A Message to Readers

If you are film buff or fan who enjoys discussing films, please leave a comment at the bottom of an article or page or send me an email at filmjournalist375@gmail.com. I would love to talk to other film lovers who share the same passion for movies as I do.