There are moments in life where you achieve a sense of clarity; brief glimpses of the world from a different perspective where you can see the folly of repetitive behavior and a potential solution presents itself. For me it was the complete abandonment of social media. After deleting my Facebook and Twitter accounts, I found myself in some unfamiliar territory. After 20 years of writing film columns and reviews, I had removed myself from the perpetual conversation and mind numbing minutia that surrounds the entertainment industry online.
Three months later, I feel like I’ve been paroled.
My first forays into writing about film were motivated by my love of the medium and my enjoyment of discussing movies with other fans. That conversation started on message boards, moved into chat rooms and eventually transitioned to social media. And I’ve watched that ongoing conversation