I’m glad I didn’t get to write my review for Mr. and Mrs. Cruz right after seeing the film because it took time for me to figure it out. I didn’t like it when I first stepped out but having a chance to talk about it with a film critic lead me to reviewing the film in a more objective way and found its charm.
Sometimes, it’s really best to let a work sit with you before writing your thoughts because these things change over time. Had I still kept my Juice column, I would’ve loved to have ended the year with a revisiting of my reviews to state whether my thoughts about a film had changed over time. My Juice column would’ve worked in that format. InterAksyon wouldn’t have and neither would my contributing slot in ClickTheCity.
I’m learning a lot more about what I’m doing and having to think of a star rating the way ClickTheCity asks me to provide in my reviews has changed, again, the way I review films.
I’m still growing and I like it.