This is going to be difficult to write (for a number of reasons). I’m aware not all of you will follow my Facebook page, so I’m going to briefly summarise what I have said on there for those who only read my site.
Here is the big news to start us off, I am now legally blind. While I can still go to the cinema, and if I sit closely enough am able to still enjoy movies, I do not wish to risk what remaining eyesight I have left on reviewing films, which can be a tremendously straining activity for my eyes. I wish from now on to be able to enjoy films while I still can.
Of course this puts my website in a strange position. I’ve put a lot of work into it over the last four years, and I am disappointed that I have been forced to stop. I was in fact working on a new book compiling my best reviews so far, that project is on ice along with a lot of things related to writing while I figure out the best way forward with the eyesight I have left.
I do not want to call this the end, but rather hope against hope that I might one day right film reviews again. I can’t see that day being any time soon, and I have a lot of adapting to do, but the site will remain open for whomever should wish to revisit my work.
As I said, I had addressed this in a video post to my Facebook page a few weeks ago, but I am aware that the lack of activity on my website to those who do not follow the page might have been worrying. You now have your explanation for why I have been so quiet and why I will continue to be.
If you have read and enjoyed my work to this point, I thank you for your support and readership, and I hope that I have provided at least a small amount of entertainment value while I have been able to.
This will be my last post for the time being, I may one day end up posting things on here once again but it won’t be any time soon. In the meantime, get back to the cinema and enjoy yourselves.
It’s been a pleasure, and I won’t say goodbye, I’ll just say see you later.