In our ongoing campaign of world and Internet domination, Living in Cinema is pleased to announce that we’re opening up satellite offices in the heart of New York City. That’s right, The City That Never Sleeps.
As we speak, an advance team of LiC monkeys is flying out to get things off the ground (no, these aren’t flying monkeys – those continue to freak me out after damaging my childhood), but keeping things running smoothly and contributing regular movie reviews will be a new LiC voice: Sam Kressner. Sam is a…well, let’s have Sam do his own brief introduction:
Sam Kressner here, the new contributing critic to Living in Cinema. I am a struggling New York City actor (who isn’t?), a staff critic for New York University’s Washington Square News, and a music lover. Below are some favorites. I can’t list them all, just the staples:
- Punch-Drunk Love
- The Third Man
- The 400 Blows
- Annie Hall/Match Point
- The Kid
- Cool Hand Luke
Thanks Sam. I’m sure we’ll all get to know you much better through your reviews and in the comment threads.
The truth is, I’ve loved nurturing a singular voice for LiC in the last 18 months or so, but I simply don’t see enough movies, let alone review enough of the movies I see. Based in New York, Sam is perfectly situated to get the heads up on the cream of the crop of mainstream cinema plus the interesting indie and foreign releases that LiC exists to bring to your attention.
For his part, Sam has expressed a desire to reach a broader audience of film enthusiasts beyond the NYU students and staff who read The Washington Square News.
My massive ego won’t allow me to step back into an editorial role so I’ll continue to hog most of the fresh air around here, but I think Sam will provide a nice change and will help me expand my coverage. The frequency and regularity of his contributions will be entirely up to him, but I’m hoping to get solid measures of both.
I’ll have first couple of reviews up a little later today, but for now please give a warm welcome to Mr. Sam Kressner.
(and Jeffmcm, give the guy a couple of weeks before picking a fight with him, would ya? Thanks!)
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