Glenn Kenny is the coolest film critic/blogger around. Their are dozens of film bloggers worth your time; and hundreds, maybe more who aren’t. So let us take some time to hate him for being cooler than us.
I’ve been an avid reader of his blog Some Came Running since right after its inception, which was right after he was let go of his head critic position by film magazine Premiere. Along with linking to his many articles he writes as a freelancer, he also writes about what he’s watching, what other critics are writing, and whatever else he’s thinking about that day. The blog’s setup is not so unique, but Kenny’s voice is. He has a great passion for the movies he loves, and a snarky sense of humor when discussing the ones he doesn’t.
He often writes about things you likely haven’t seen or heard of, but I’d still highly recommend checking him out anyway. He’ll introduce you to some great works.
One of his most fun regular features is the Blu-ray Consumer Guide. Each month Kenny collects the new releases that interest him and grades them based on their audio/visual qualities and general worth.
The March edition, posted a few days ago, includes well known classics by Woody Allen and Alfred Hitchcock, as well as movies ranging from “Birth of a Nation” to the recent “Rise of The Planet of the Apes”.
As always, it’s a fun read. But be warned, it will likely make you want to spend an unjustifiable amount of money on movies.
Check it out here.