I’ve been obsessed with movies for as long as I can remember.
I used to make home movies with an old Sony camcorder, building blocks and clay models, employing very rough stop-motion animation techniques. Ray Harryhausen and Steven Spielberg were, and still are, great inspirations. I’m also a lover of several others… Guillermo DelToro, Robert Zemeckis, Tom Hanks, Regina Spektor, The Eels, and my imaginary girlfriend.
I’m not like most others, but neither am I much of a hipster. I’m very random in my thought flow, as you might notice right here in this write-up. I like comic-book superheroes and background scores of movies. See? Random thought flow. Sigh…
I’m quite a self-obsessed show-off, as you might notice from my blog-posts. So lemme show off – You can see my more recent films here, although I rarely update that website now (due to laziness, a trait I’m known for…). My YouTube channel can be found here.
I’m an exceptional bathroom singer, an extraordinary sneezer and a sensational farter. Oh, and I’m an attempting artist too. You can see my artwork here.
I’m a vehement reader of Roger Ebert. I learned most of what I know about movie criticism moseying around his wonderful reviews and his example-setting blog. I write (and read) a lot for pleasure. I’ve decided to put these skills to use on this blog, rather than on Facebook, like I used to, in hopes of reaching a larger audience.
I am proud to say that I am one of Roger Ebert’s Far Flung Correspondents. It’s this new feature of Ebert’s Journal in which film commentators from all over the world contribute their video reviews, observations, musings, philosophies and pronouncements. You can check out my FCC articles here. Ebert tells me I’m the youngest FFC (He also adds it shouldn’t get to my head)! ‘Friday’, a national magazine from the UAE, featured a three page article on my films, which has helped in half-convincing my parents that I should study media, film and arts as opposed to the original plan of engineering-medicine-or-architecture. Of course, my being Ebert’s correspondent helped too.
That’s about it, I guess. Maybe there’s something important about myself I might have overlooked in this little write-up. Oh well, I suppose it’ll pop up in a blog post somewhere. And even if it doesn’t, the world will still spin. Pardon my pompous humor.