This is a humbled second try at creating a film-based blog and site called Celluloid Couch. Earlier in 2015 I tried my hand at a film "Tumblr" by the same name, only to be derailed by the nuances of a fully-lived life, which meant that I wasn't watching enough film to even keep the thing alive with new content.
Way back in 2008 I even piddled away a few months with something called Celluloid Hut (!) on the antique "Blogger" platform. The site is still alive; it's so ancient that it includes a link to the site's MySpace page.
Without going into a big wind-up, I'll say this: my name's Jay Hinman. I reside in San Francisco. I'm a longtime watcher of movies, film, video and streams. When I get the gumption, I like to write about what I see. My favorite decade for film is the 1970s, when I came of age. The list of films I still wish to see is longer than the life I have left to view them.
I heartily subscribe to the auteur theory. My favorites include Bergman, Cassavetes, Altman, Kieslowski and Mike Leigh. More modern heroes include Joakim Trier, Lynn Shelton, Lars von Trier and Darren Aronofsky. My all-time favorite film is "Persona". Or maybe it's "3 Women". One of those. I need to watch more film, and having a dedicated space to pontificate about it will help a bit.
Liv Ullmann is our patron saint, and her photo graces our first post. Say cheese! Stay with the Celluloid Couch and you'll read reviews, interviews and everything in between - all about film, and the perpetually dying art of filmmaking. Thanks for digging in!