Before I begin posting about the movies I am watching, I wanted to take a moment to tell you about the book I will be using to form my first ongoing series of posts. It is titled “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die,” edited by Steven Jay Schneider. Schneider compiles titles and essays from approximately 70 critics to make up a list of the films any film lover should see. I am taking the challenge of procuring and viewing all 1001 of these films, and giving my, non-professional, critique of each one. I hope to encourage a love of film, and a desire to reach into the past to view the movies that have shaped our world view for the last 100 years.