“Where words fail, music speaks!”
It’s a universal fact, that music and movies add zest to our life. Without these our lives would feel rather dull. It’s like how we need art and books to transport us to another world and soothe our frayed nerves!
I turn to music when I feel low, lonely, or even overjoyed. At times, the radio blares when I am in the kitchen baking, or cooking. And, on weekends, when the hubby is out with his buddies, I put on YouTube and play peppy numbers that drive away the loneliness that creeps in slyly, sometimes.
Music also helps motivate, for there are times when all enthusiasm flies out of the window and self-doubt creeps in unannounced and refuses to leave us in peace.
It is at such times,that I play motivational songs that cheer me up with their lyrics and help me pick myself up and begin again.
I plan on doing a post on romantic numbers soon, because, well I am a die-hard romantic! It will be quite confusing, though, to choose my favourite songs!
“Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world!”
I have always enjoyed movies that have a story that’s different from all the other releases. Not the run-of-the-mill Bollywood masala films for me. And, it’s for this reason that I have not seen half the movies others may have.
And, whenever I did come across such a movie that took my breath away, I had this strong desire to share it with the world. So, when I created Metanoia, I decided to reserve a category for movies, where I would write about a movie that struck a chord, or left me spellbound with its intensity.
MOM, was the first movie I reviewed on my blog. It was fun, but it also made me nervous. It was an alien territory and I did not want to go wrong. But, it’s really an interesting way to exercise a writer’s mind!
Reviewing movies for the sake of enjoying the exercise is different than writing a serious review that makes it to a publication. Sharing with you today a few things I learnt (and am still learning) about movie reviews. And, I would suggest you try it, too. It’s not just fun, it also gives you a chance to widen your horizons.
Tips for movie reviewing:
*Express your opinion of the film frankly. It’s your point of view.
*Do support your criticism, too, with valid reasons.
*Write about the plot/characters/actors and share what you agreed with and what you did not.
*If you understand the technical side of movie-making, then give your opinions on the same, e.g. camera techniques, editing, cinematography, sound, etc.
*Rate the performance of the actors and if it relates to the character they play.
*Finally, remember you are doing the review because you enjoy doing it. There will be readers who will disagree with your views. You just need to take it sportingly!
My theme for the A to Z Blogging Challenge is all about my blog, Metanoia, and my blogging journey from the time I started, 5 years ago. The lessons I learnt, the tips and tricks I picked up from fellow bloggers and the guidelines I could have used back when I began.
You will find all of my A to Z posts here.