I’m an aspiring economics teacher with a passion for individualism and a commitment to being a life-long learner. I juggle my hobbies of movie-watching with my Graduate studies in Social Studies education, creative fiction writing, model building, sports watching, and personal pet projects in the economics. Despite all this, I still manage to be a fairly laid back individual who enjoys his free time.
I wasn’t a big movie person as a kid, competitive running taking up most of my time, but I finally got involved after seeing The Shawshank Redemption, a work I still consider one of the best if not the best I have ever seen. I helped out friends with a number of pet project films from middle school all the way through the end of college, in amateur roles from boom operator to lead actor, which gave me an appreciation for the amount of planning, work, and patience it takes to produce a quality (even if that quality is mediocre) product.
As a movie columnist, you can expect a little bit of a flair for the dramatic (I like to hold unpopular opinions), a penchant for horror movies (because I’m the only one I know who really enjoys them, other than SciFridays’ Sarah) and a more northern, rural taste. I find it laughable that city kids think the countryside is horrifying, and laugh every time a shotgun shell is called a “bullet” in modern cinema. Fear not, I’m not here to convert you. Just lie back, grab some Canadian beer and Buffalo wings, and enjoy the column.