“Unlike all the other art forms, film is able to seize and render the passage of time, to stop it, almost to possess it in infinity. I’d say that film is the sculpting of time.”
– Andrei Tarkovsky
The quote above is a great example of what we at The Front Row believe. Movies are more than just mere entertainment. Some don't quite get there, but most aspire to be tales that teach us more about ourselves and the world we inhabit. So, like all art, voices are needed to delve into the deeper meaning and the artistic prevalance of film.
And that is why we exist. For a long time, movie reviewers were seen as elitists and lacked the common voice of those actually spending the money to see these films every weekend. They would obviously champion the Oscar-worthy fare but would often times be far too harsh on more common entertainments for failing to live up to the Oscar mantle. While we understand this compulsion, we also don't think it shoud be the default thinking of reviewers.
At The Front Row, we try to make sure that we are always looking for the good in every film that we review. We do this to gaurantee you that when a film is truly horrid, you can trust us that we looked as hard as possible for at least one redeeming quality. But more than this, we try to make sure that you get the most accurate sense of the film as possible.
We are a group of regular film fans who decided to use our talents to bring some sanity and good manners back to the art of film reviewing. Our Editor and Lead Reviewer is Jeremy Goeckner (who founded the site). Our other reviewers include Brandon Davis, Craig McFarland, Scott McFarland, Kevin Kulavic, Tim Garvis, Sara Goeckner & Allison Means. To contact any of us directly, simply visit the "CONTACT" page at the top of the site.