Another Liebster Blog Award

Earlier this year, Barry from Cinematic Catharsis gave me the first Liebster Award and I was very proud to receive this recognition from one of my peers. Especially, one I admire and see as an excellent blogger/film writer.   

Then, on the day of my birthday, the film historian and critic that almost pushed me towards film writings and into the dementia of my cinephilia, Kevyn Knox of The Most Beautiful Fraud in The World awarded me this one. This is a great recognition from one of the first film critic I ever read and still follow since the debuts of his now defunct The Cinematheque.

Admitting that Movie blogging is a tough thing isn’t really a jaw dropping sentence, but I have been struggling to write in English, my mother tongue is French and the commenter: John, Bonjour Tristesse, Chip, Groggy are loyal and keep coming back but I wish that my readership would get wider and more diverse. Receiving an award like this is always a great recognition and it brings huge confidence into my insecure mind. Thank You!

11 (non movie related believe it or not) things about yours truly:
1. Snowboarding is my favourite sport and I write on two blogs about it.
2. I play the drums and music is a big part of my life.
3. Cooking and eating are a real pleasure for me. Gourmand is one of the best adjective that can describe me.
4. It will be 11 years on September 20th that I am with my girlfriend/wife and 1 year that we are married on August 20th.
5. My day job is for a big company in Computer, Consulting, and Technologies. I am a consultant in Records Management.
6. I am a diehard fan of the sitcom Friends. I know every line of the show.
7. Ironically, I don’t have many friends but the ones I have are very close.
8. Lots of people are impressed to learn that I can dance the entire choreography of Thriller.
9. A collector I am. From DVDs to Records (vinyls) to Hockey cards.
10. I suffer from insomnia since my childhood and Films have been one of my night companion.
11. I have been wearing a beard since 2006.

11 Answers:

1. What is your favourite film of all time? Taxi Driver
2. What was the first film you saw in a theater? Die Hard: With a Vengeance.
3. What is your opinion on the Oscars? A big commercial break for movies. Not what it used to be. But I will always watch it with my homemade pulled pork sandwich.
4. On average, how many movies do you watch per year? Used to be more than 200. Now more around 100 or so.
5. What is your favourite decade in cinema? The 1970’s.
6. If you could switch places with any movie character, who would it be?
7. What is your favourite guilty pleasure movie? I don’t believe in guilty pleasures because if you like something you like it. But I don’t want to be a pain in the ass I’ll say National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. I watch it every Christmas Eve or so.
8. Audrey Hepburn - worthy of her hype? I don’t think so. But still an icon of sophistication.
9. How long have you been writing about movies? Since 2009, so three years.
10. Who is your most hated movie character?
11. What is your favourite movie musical number? The Red Shoes

Pass it along to 11 of my peers:

11 Questions for 11 award recipients:

1. What is your real name?
2. How many movies do you watch every week?
3. Black and white or color films?
4. What is the best film you watched recently?
5. Your best movie watching experience (movie, context)?
6. Do you watch movies alone or with friends, life partner, your pet?
7. Which film opened you the door to be a serious movie watcher?
8. What is the film you could watch every day for the rest of your life?
9. Who’s your favourite director?
10. Take a guess, what will be the next Best Picture Oscar Winner?
11. You have to save one film because we have to delete the entire History of Cinema. What will you save?


  1. Great job. Yeah, my question about guilty pleasures was weird sounding to me as well, because I do not have any guilt for any film I have ever liked.

    Take care, and looking forward to the Most Influential Director poll results.

    1. Thanks! I am compiling them right now! What do you think of the new list of the Sight and Sound?

  2. Thanks for the award. I recently received it from someone else and posted on it here: http://tipsfromchip.blogspot.com/2012/07/i-received-liebster-awardagain.html

    Some of your questions are different, so I'll give a couple answers here:

    I go in bursts on movies where I might watch 3-4 a day, then none for a few days, so I guess I average more than 1 per day for a week. The best movie I've seen so far this summer was The Avengers. If I could have only one movie I suppose it should be one I could watch over and over and that others could enjoy, too, (rather than some stuffy technically excellent film). With that in mind I'd go with The Princess Bride.

    By the way, thanks for continuing to write in English. I had two years of French in high school a lot of years ago. It was enough to keep me going for a few days while I drove around the Gaspe peninsula a few years ago, but I can't carry on a conversation and I certainly wouldn't be able to read a movie review. For what it's worth, I read posts at a blog where it separates English language posts from Hindi posts. You may want to look at it to see if it would be something you might consider, if you wanted to write more in French. You can find it here: http://movieroundup.in/

    1. My pleasure Chip!

      Writing in English is my way to reach more readers and contribute to my learning of the langage. I hope I don't make too many mistakes.

      Thanks for the link of the blog. I'll check that right now!

  3. Congratulations, Michaël! You've earned it.

    ...And thank you so much for the award and shout out! Looks like I'm in great company. Watch for my follow-up post later this month, where I'll attempt to answer these 11 questions along with more of life's little mysteries.

    1. Thanks! It's a return of the gesture!

      Looking forward in reading your answers!


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