Trying not to bore you or talk to much about myself, I will hereby put into words what the blog you're currently looking at is all about.
It took me almost one year to find the perfect title, but I can assure you the current one is here to stay. What it means? The lime, which is both part of the blog title and the rating system, is supposed to be a slightly ironic metaphor for those (hords of) so-called "critics" who think writing a review is equal to lacerating a film. That's a "technique" you won't ever find me using. The strawberry confessions are a contrast or opposite to the lime; a symbol for the most undeserved and subjective favorites even a cinephile has - we don't want to like them, but there's nothing to do about it. I might rate mine a little higher than they deserve, but that's still better than liming the hell out of every film, no matter how good or bad it is. Furthermore, a strawberry is not what it seems to be - it looks like a fruit, but it's really a nut, biologically. Well, don't let me explain everything to you, that would kill your opportunity to philosophize yourselves.
The background of this adventure?
In October 2010, a 15-year old budding film buff decided to found a blog of her own with the initial purpose of sharing the reviews she wrote in Bollywood forums with a larger amount of people. She didn't know anything about film blogging, nor was she a very skilled film reviewer yet. The first posts were random reviews, and there was no response, but she started following other blogs and got inspired by their way of blogging. This led to the first non-classical (boring) review - an equation of two films including some facts. And that, my dear readers, was the first post on this blog that earned comments. I would like to thank Mansi, my first commenter, at this point. Further thanks to bollywooddeewana, my first follower. And, yeah, the rest is history (... more or less).
I'd like to write more reviews, usually it's the weekly and monthly features, some random rambles, thoughts, lists etc. and about one review a month.
I can't say what plans I have with Lime Reviews, or what I think the future will be like, but my main objective is not to focus on personal advantage – aside from this fantastic opportunity of sharing thoughts on, and discussing, one of my greatest passions.
If I have a little money left over, I sometimes like to go to the multiplex, but usually I watch one of the two current films running at the indie/ repertory cinema each week, which is much more fun (though less comfortable). This also means that I don't watch many of the latest blockbusters, and the not-really blockbusters I watch quite late, as it mostly takes them a few weeks or even months to arrive at the repertory. My most frequent film-watching procedure is renting, borrowing or buying DVDs.
Like most young people interested in cinema, I haven't seen my way through the stacks of classic Must-Watch-es, but this is something I'm working on. One of my muses in this field is the fantastic "1001 Films You Have To See Before You Die"-book, but I also get a lot of inspiration by reading other film blogs. It's like there's not enough days in a year, I feel there's so much I haven't seen and read yet. But when I feel like that, it's always nice to remember that it says "Before You Die".
FEATURES ON THIS BLOG:
Happy New Month (formerly "Mission AFAD") - A compilation of all films I've seen during the month.
Film Review - I try to put all the thoughts that a film deploys in my mind into words. Sometimes the result is better, sometimes not so much. Hopefully, you will be inspired to watch an unknown film, thankful not to waste your time on some of the worst ones, or happy to be reminded of and hear a different opinion on some of your favorites.
Visual Review - My thoughts on a film, but in contrary to the classic film review, I upload screenshots from a film and comment them. This can be done in order to enhance a film that is visually strong, or just because I feel like it.
Current Treasure - This can be a piece of music, a dance scene, a short film... anything that I find mind-blowing enough to feel the urge to share it with you. Mostly it will be related to films, but there are no general rules.
Filmic Poetry - Generally a compilations of poems on films that I have or have not seen.
Fabulous Filmic Fashion Friday - The place where I combine my passion for fashion with my film-addiction, highlighting fabulous filmic fashion.
My Childhood Heroes - Here I talk about he heroes and idols of my childhood and take a look at how they have inspired me and made me the person I am now. Most of them are female, but the word "heroine" makes me think of either a glamorous actress or a drug, so I'm not using it in this feature.
You can find a review index at the top of the page.
This is a list of all the films I remember having seen: Mette's IMDB Ratings.
For questions and more, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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