Welcome to Cinema Train, the little piece of the Internet where I write about movies. I created this blog on June 11, 2012, for the purpose of (surprise, surprise) sharing my opinions on the films that I watch. Since then, I’ve come to realize that there are plenty of film bloggers who review movies for that exact same reason, but that’s ok. I enjoy this blogging thing; it’s become a hobby of mine and I believe it’s helped me become a better writer. Of course, the experience is much sweeter knowing that there are people who enjoy what I write; so thank you for taking the time to visit and read this.
I chose the name “Cinema Train” from the following famous words of the legendary film director, Jean-Luc Godard: “Cinema is not the station. Cinema is the train.”. In all truth, I’m still not sure what Godard meant, but the more I think about that quote, the more I am convinced that “Cinema Train” was the right name for this site. Godard’s words avoid easy interpretation, but the fact that I chose them to embody my ideas about movies is extremely appropriate. For me, “Cinema Train” represents that seemingly indescribable, romantic feeling I get during a great cinematic experience, something I’ve felt numerous times and am always trying to convey in my writing.
John Huston described it like this: “In pictures, if you do it right, the thing happens, right there on the screen.” This site and all of its content is dedicated to finding and championing those special movies, the ones in which “the thing happens.” Those are the films that I like reading about the most, and I believe that many movie-lovers feel the same way. If that is the case for you, then you have come to the right place. There isn’t much need for me to say anymore, but feel free to join in on the conversation whenever and wherever you’d like to. And once again, thanks for reading!