• Michael Antony Austin

Forward: The Stage... or The Page?

Updated: Aug 11, 2021

Once I had a secret love That lived within the heart of me All too soon my secret love Became impatient to be free So I told a friendly star The way that dreamers often do Just how wonderful you are And why I am so in love with you Now I shout it from the highest hills Even told the golden daffodils At last my heart's an open door And my secret love's no secret anymore

- Doris Day (Words & Music by Paul Francis Webster & Sammy Fain (C)1953)

I have a secret love. Movies.

I have loved movies for as long as I can remember, perhaps even longer than I've loved music. Even when I made the decision back in the day to dedicate my life to my musical side, I always knew that somehow, someday I'd find a way to indulge my other great obsession, that of the big screen.

Here in this Blog, I will attempt to balance that passion along with my actual career (my day job if you will), with my own personal take on the words; 'Movie Critic'.

I never majored in Media Studies, I don't have a degree in Film & Television Arts, Hell I barely scraped through my final years of High School! But what I do have, is an opinion. Everyone should have one. Whether it's about music, film, politics, religion or even the weather. If one goes through life without a personal view on anything, then what are you actually experiencing?

Today, expressing ones thoughts has become (some might say unfortunately so) incredibly easy through the use of Social Media. Something the majority of us, regardless of age, are quite well acquainted with. Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook have all become a part and parcel of our daily lives and conversations that we can hardly bare to be without them. A new kind of comfort food that can be just as salty and tasty as a plate of Cantonese Stir-fry, or as sickly sweet as a Triple Chocolate Sticky Toffee Pudding! Opinion it seems has almost become a form of currency. My hope is that you'll make me rich... simply by agreeing with mine!

I'll be regularly Posting new content, Reviews and updates to my Blog (along with continuously adding must-see films to my ongoing Blog titled, '1001 Nights In') so don't miss out and Subscribe today! You can also Subscribe to my YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook sites. Please feel free to Comment and let me know if there's anything you'd like me to review. Enjoy!

Jaws is my all time favourite movie! I will be writing and posting a special feature about my obsession for this Spielberg classic someday soon - so stay tuned! ! !

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