I live near Grand Rapids MI. I have enjoyed movies all my life but have been re-educating myself over the past few years primarily through building my library of Criterion Collection DVDs. I enjoy watching films a couple of times or more to get a better sense of how and why they were made and how they went on to affect viewers, shape our culture and contribute to the larger story of world cinema.
I have a film blog dedicated to recording my thoughts about Criterion Collection films: http://criterionreflections.blogspot.com
I also write a weekly column on the Eclipse Series for CriterionCast.com
You can also follow me on Twitter, user name: CriterionRefs