see and skip (last update 28 October 2008)
A few years ago a friend of mine asked me if I had seen any good movies recently.
As it happened, I was in the midst of a video-viewing frenzy, watching two to three movies nightly. It was the middle of winter and I realized that there were a number of cinema classics with which I was unfamiliar. And so, every night after work I would stop by the local video store to take out a few films, writing capsule reviews with some personal notations that I might remember in the future what I liked or disliked about a certain film. And then I would take a moment to type these observations up and email them to my friend. Thus "see and skip" was born: an idiocyncratic tour through the films I have seen over the past few years. If you have any questions or want to tell me that I'm crazy for not loving (enter title here) or just want to be added to the semi-regular mailings of new capsule reviews, please email me at eugkuo at 226-design dot com.
And as I bounced around among genres and time periods, I came to realize that Peter Bogdonovich was right. There are no such things as old movies and new movies; just those you have seen and those you have yet to see.