Cinema Journal

Happy December Everyone

As December comes upon us, Oscar season has arrived. Over these next few weeks I hope to get caught up on my reviews that have backlogged including Nightcrawler, Fury, The One I Love, Cold in July, and Venus in Fur. As for our End of Year Top 10 List, while I’ve seen 81 films from […]

1994 Top 10 List: 20 Year Anniversary

While it’s great for a movie to make a critic or cinephile’s end of year Top 10 list, the true judge of a film’s greatness is whether a particular movie can hold its reputation over time and impress future movie fans for years to come. 1994 was quite the year for films, giving us a […]

3,000 Page Hits! Thanks for visiting

Today, AmateurCinephile.com hit 3,000 page hits and our country total has reached 69. We just want to thank our loyal visitors for continuing to stop by and checking out what’s new on the site. As Oscar season comes upon us, it’s my hope we can hit 4,000 views before the new year. Happy viewing everyone.-JL

Boyhood News for East Texas

I recently sent an inquiry about possibly bringing Richard Linklater’s Boyhood to Tyler, TX. Earlier today I was surprised to receive this response back, while the information is disappointing for movie fans in East Texas (we’re used to it), I’m thankful for Ms. Hattaway taking the time to respond personally to my request. Hi Mr. […]

2,000 Page Views!

We reached another small yet very cool milestone for the page today, 2,000 pages views from 46 different countries. Thank you all yet again for continued support of this site. We hope to continue to add interesting and entertaining content about this great hobby and art form. If you ever have any questions, comments, or […]

2014 MIDYEAR REPORT

Lists by-Jarrett Leahy & Jason Chandler! With the calendar turning to the month of July, it’s time to take a look back on the first half of 2014 movie year and highlight those films that shined brighter than the rest while also looking forward to what is still to come. While the odds say a […]

The Joust-Her (2013)

From day one almost five years ago, Jason and I have been talking movies: sharing ones we love, warning about others we loathe, convincing each to give under-appreciated films a second chance. On average, I’d estimate that 4 out of every 5 movies we have similar reactions to, which makes it great for recommending films. […]