Itâ€™s all too much. Iâ€™ve got a career, two kids at home, and a very busy wife. I spend more time at a computer than is healthy. Something has to give. And that something is going to be Bayflicksâ€™ weekly schedules.
I realize that people find those schedules helpful, but theyâ€™re a huge time sink. Iâ€™ve reached the point where, when I hear about another film festival or classic film series, I donâ€™t react with a cinephileâ€™s delight. Instead I cringe at the prospect of additional work. I donâ€™t go to movies because Iâ€™m too busy setting up a schedule for the week after next or updating the current ones. Now thatâ€™s ridiculous.
But this isnâ€™t the end of Bayflicks.net. Iâ€™m going to keep the blog going, hopefully indefinitely. Iâ€™ll probably redesign it in some ways, maybe phase out the microreview page (Iâ€™ll still write microreviews, but theyâ€™ll be regular postings), and start using the Category feature that I currently pretty much ignore.
And yes, Iâ€™ll still do the weekly newsletter of recommendations and warnings, although I wonâ€™t list the current Hollywood and Indiewood release week after week simply because itâ€™s opening at a different Bayflicks-listed theater. I’ll review them when I see them.
Simply put, Iâ€™d rather write prose than copy and paste into a table, and I believe the blog is a better showcase for my abilities. The schedule for October 14 through October 20, currently up as Next Weekâ€™s Schedule, will be the last.