Don’t let the snappy title fool you. Armchair Zeitgeist is really just a space where I can share my thoughts about relatively recent movies that I’ve watched, in the hope that you will read them and ultimately be persuaded (or dissuaded, as the case may be) to go on and watch them for yourself. In short, my name is Alex and I am a twenty-one year old student at the University of Manchester, heading into the final year of an English Language degree come September of this year (2014). There isn’t really a whole lot more to it than that, really. I like to write, and I really like watching movies, so it stands to reason that I should like writing about movies. Correct? Correct.

Movies aside, there’ll also be the occasional posts about television and music (both live shows and new albums that I feel the need to discuss). Like just about every other blogger out there on the vast plains of cyberspace, I’m a very opinionated person, and to be perfectly honest a lot of what you see here you may not agree with. And that’s fine. I don’t claim to be right all (or even most) of the time, but I like to think that I do offer the occasional useful and cogent insight. More than anything, this is a soapbox of sorts where I can broadcast my views to the world. What a time to be alive.

I’m smattered about the internet in all of the usual places, should you feel so inclined as to take a look. I’m most vocal on my Twitter page (although fair warning, I’d say a comfortable 80-odd percent of my tweets are rants about football), and being the stats nerd that I am I also scrobble all of my music over on my Last.fm profile. I might enjoy writing, but I don’t post here about every movie that I watch – it’d take way too much time, and most of what I watch is older stuff that I never saw the first time round so it’s also far from relevant (and completely in opposition to the “Zeitgeist” part of this blog’s title), but if for some bizarre reason (no judgement here) you wish to keep tabs on everything that I watch, I catalogue them over on my Letterboxd page (shoutout to an excellent website here, by the way – one that every movie geek should be using).

And that’s just about it, I suppose. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you like what you read.


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