It’s been a long road trying to navigate considerable life changes. If you had told me a few years ago that I would be where I am in this moment, I probably would have done everything differently. There’s a reason that my most recent movie review is for The Greatest Showman. I have had a struggle relearning how to do things as a blind individual, and also lots of self doubt about if I even should be reviewing movies as a blind film critic.
Orobably one of my biggest regrets was never being able to measure up to the quality of critic that all the critics societies that I would have been eligible. I certainly am not going to make any leaps and bounds now.
So, what does that mean. Why am I here? Well, instead of just posting about film and TV on my Facebook, I intend to post here. i do have a unique perspective as a member of the visually impaired community that desperately is looking for more audio described titles, and I want to continue to use my degree…even if it’s just this. Even if I never make Rotten Tomatoes.
So, expect more posts from me, but remember that my perspective has changed. I will not be changing my old reviews, in fact, the review archives that list my initial review of every film I managed to review before going blind will stand. my new reviews will not be mixed in.
i don’t know what 2022 has in store for me, but I do plan on writing something, anything…
I know that my blindness has affected my tastes, and my ability to view movies has changed. Action movies are awful without audio description, and you’d be surprised how many titles out there lack AD across the streaming services. It’s really sad. Most recently, I caught The Boss Baby: Family Business on Hulu, with no audio description offered, but Hulu provided description for their original Mother Android.
Just remember that my perspective is unique, and I may not see things the same way you do, and I know I don’t see them the same way I did a few years ago. Technology for blind people in general leaves a lot to be desired. Screen reading technology, not being able to see what you’re typing as you type. it changes everything. Every aspect of how I operated this blog before, I now have to do it a completely different way, and I’m not great at being blind in general.
Plus…you know…Covid. Haven’t been to the theatres in a long time. Mostly because having worked for theatres before, I don’t want to trust that their audio description hardware is actually functioning. most of the time I was working for one of three different chains, it was about a 50/50 chance.
So most of my reviews, if you want to call them that, will be coming from mostly home viewing, across one of the many streaming platforms.
Let’s see how it goes.