I’ve loved movies for as long as I can remember. Any genre, any language. Unfortunately, I don’t have a lot of experience in the film production department. What I do know, however, is film history. I read The Marx Bros. Scrapbook and Clara Bow: Runnin’ Wild (she’s my second-favorite Brooklyn-born actress, after Barbara Stanwyck) when I was between the ages of seven and nine. As a result, I was inspired to combine my love of film with my growing love of writing. (In the fifth grade, for “Biography Day,” I dressed up as Lillian Gish. The class oohed and aahed at this photo when I said that Lillian Gish was actually 27 years old. Very exciting stuff.)
The primary goal of The Iron Cupcake is to document what will be a lifelong undertaking: watching as many movies as possible for what I refer to as The Iron Cupcake Film Project. In some cases I’ll write a post about a particular movie, but most of the time a post will feature short reviews of five movies from one specific year.
Let the journey commence!
P.S. If you write a comment for a post, I ask that you be respectful both of me and of the other readers. My writings are not personal attacks against anyone – either filmmakers or readers/commenters – and while I have no problem with differences of opinion, my reviews should not be the basis for name-calling or other discourteous language. Thank you.