I am Movie Man Jackson, birth name Mark Solomon Jackson, alternate nickname Action Jackson. University of Dayton 2012 graduate, Columbus Film Critics Association member as of Aug 2016, and (current) Columbus, Ohio resident. Been running this blog as of Jan 2014, after becoming the guy at work who had an opinion on almost every new movie to release (perks of living across a theater with no cable or car at the time, I guess).
Why this blog? I am here because I enjoy watching films! And, I’ve had an interest in film criticism (hate that word) since I was a young’n watching Siskel and Ebert at 4pm on a Sunday back in Tucson, Arizona.
I try to keep up with and post as much about newer releases as possible, along with the occasional older flicks. Whatever my schedule can allow with the sometimes hot and cold dating game, working out, and the basic bores of being a grownup.
My grading system is pretty simplistic. I’ve opted to use letter grades, and films are graded relative to their genre. I look at how well a film does what it sets out to do in its genre. Way too hard to say and quantify, well, Dumb and Dumber is awesome but it is as good as Her and is Her as good as Blade Runner? Too many genres to traverse over. Key thing, this is all subjective! I’m no better than anyone else but I may be worse. Up to the reader.
I am not a master in prose, but I consider myself solid enough. Part of it is just having something worthwhile to write about. So, follow me on this ride, and be sure to comment or like if something catches your eye.
Hey. I nominated you for a liebster award 🙂
Thanks! I’m guessing I should make a post on my page about this right?
No problem, yes, all the rules in the link.
Hi! I really enjoy reading your blog so I nominated you for the Liebster Award! Check it out!
Really enjoying reading your blog.
Thank you sir. Just like to occasionally give my take, like I’m sure you do. Followed.
Appreciate the follow.
Hey! Thought I would let you know that I’ve nominated you for both the versatile blogger award and dragon’s loyalty award. Keep up the excellent work!
Appreciate it man!
I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award. I enjoy your blog and others should too. Follow this link to participate. https://hammyreviews.wordpress.com/2015/12/01/liebster-award-nomination/ Let me know if you have any questions.
Thanks man, very honored!
Not a problem!
So happy to hear that all of your reviews are based on physical copies of movies or on trips to the cinema (or HBO haha). I’m about it!
I just love having physical copies of things, or still seeing them on the silver screen. Now I can’t claim that all of my pieces are from those avenues, but still, most are!
hey there, we have a film opening in Ohio this week. Would love to get you a screener. could you drop us a line on email@example.com?
Hello fellow critic! First off, it’s a pretty dope site you’ve got on here…your reviews are down-to-earth and your writing is easy to read. Keep up the good work!
Yeah, so of course I went ahead and nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award.
You can find the details here:
Thanks! Will look at it soon.
Hey! I nominated you for the sunshine blogger award! Keep up the great work – https://confessionsfromageekmind.com/2016/08/25/sunshine-blogger-award/
Thanks! Will look at it soon.
Cool, no problem!
Ah, I see if you’ve already been nominated for this. BUT I’m gonna do it anyway because I like your style haha.
Dear Movie Man Jackson,
Hope this message finds you well.
I’m a Malaysian film director currently residing in Beijing, China. I’ve a directorial debut short film (The Story of 90 Coins) which I would like to share with you.
The film is currently getting about 50+ accolades from international film festivals; which includes the Best Foreign Short & Best Actress at Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards, Best Drama & Best Cinematography at Los Angeles Film Awards, Best Foreign Short Film at Ukrainian International Short Film Festival, Rising Star Awards at Canada International Film Festival, an Official Finalist at London Film Awards, among others.
Below is the relevant info on my short film.
a) Short film streaming link: http://www.vimeo.com/143267832/
b) Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/thestoryof90coins/
c) IMDb page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5182914/
Hope it interests you in doing a film review/critics. Thank you.
Hi Mr, Wong,
Thanks for reading and posting my site! If I get time, I’ll definitely watch.
Sorry for the delay~
Thank you. Hope you liked it and worth of a review from you.
Hey Movie Man Jackson! Our film @FishbowlCalFilm premiered at the Columbus Film Fest, would you like to review? Please DM for screener/details if interested. Our Chicago Film Critics Circle review: https://goo.gl/9d6Tz3 . Trailer: https://goo.gl/p5GmNN . Thanks!
Our Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Love your blog. It’s great to find other film lovers like myself. Keep up the good work. Check out my blog. A follow would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!