About The 4th Reel

The year: 1888
The scene: A popular pub in the East End, where many (including Heather Graham as the best-looking , yet least-convincing prostitute in Victorian London) drank.
Where am I?
Answer

I have been an avid movie buff for years. Watching movies, memorizing lines, gaining an encyclopedic knowledge of actors, actresses, directors, screenwriters, etc. Movies, for me, are a way of life. Film has the ability, as do other forms of art, to not only entertain, but also to educate, move, and provoke. The difference is, motion pictures are, just that….motion pictures. Movies offer the viewer the unique opportunity to go on a specific journey with a character: visiting exotic lands with them, participating in adventures with them, experiencing crises with them. Movies give one permission to enjoy something other than their life for a few hours!

Me and Brian De Palma at the Provincetown Int'l Film Festival - June 2013

Me and Brian De Palma at the Provincetown Int’l Film Festival – June 2013


I have been writing reviews for a long time and until I developed this blog, they were simply kept on paper in a binder. Creating The 4th Reel has allowed me to share my reviews with movie-lovers far and wide – so much more of a reach than a 2-inch binder would ever afford. These reviews are simply my opinion, a way for the reader to ask his or herself if a particular film is worth their time or not.
Me and the Maestro of Over-the-Topness himself, Paul Verhoeven, at a Film Society of Lincoln Center screening of "Showgirls" - 11/16/16

Me and the Maestro of Over-the-Topness himself, Paul Verhoeven, at a Film Society of Lincoln Center screening of “Showgirls” – 11/16/16

Me and the incomparable Gina Gershon, at a Film Society of Lincoln Center screening of "Showgirls" - 11/16/16

Me and the incomparable Gina Gershon, at a Film Society of Lincoln Center screening of “Showgirls” – 11/16/16

I try to see as many movies as I can, via screenings, film festivals, or through good, old-fashioned cinema viewings. I am, however, grateful that we live in an age of Netflix and On Demand! Movies all-day, every day!

So dive in….I hope the movie-lover in you enjoys this site as much as I enjoy sharing it with you.

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Contact: brian@the4threel.com

3 thoughts on “About The 4th Reel

    1. Brian Post author

      Mostly, the movies I review are films that I’ve wanted to see for a long time, or just happen to get lucky! For the most part, the movies on this site are pictures that I have been wanting to see and have either exceeded, met or fell far short of my expectations. Thanks for reading!

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