Greetings. My name is Nick Michalak. As many people are, I have been a lover of movies my entire life, but uniquely, my fandom has driven my passions further into creative realms. From being a very amateur short story writer to screenwriter to now independent filmmaker in the suburbs of Chicago, movies are indeed a major part of my life. However, movie reviews are something I’ve been writing since I first launched my personal website back in the mid-to-late 1990’s, and my skills in doing so have only improved over time.
Forever Cinematic is a fusion of two ideas and websites. The first was a horror movie website founded in 1998 by Joey Benedetto & myself. The name FOREVER HORROR was coined by me after Joe had many failed ideas before I joined the site as site designer and webmaster. While the site never really took off, popularity wise, we prided ourselves on delivering reliable horror franchise news, reviews, and multimedia content. However, over time, Joe was unable to continue contributing to the site due to school responsibilities, and thus, it fell upon me to keep the site running solo. Even the influx of a small movie review site staff was only temporary as the site wound down at the start of 2009, and it has lied dormant since.
Meanwhile, on YouTube, I launched two channels. The first was a revamped FOREVER HORROR multimedia archive. The other was a more general site called Cinematic Trailers as answer to usually finding nothing but poor quality trailer uploads. I maintained that it would be a haven for high quality trailers of classic and modern films. Now, with the desire to begin doing movie reviews again, and to officially fuse these two channels into a joint entity, FOREVER CINEMATIC was launched!
I have prided myself on writing very thorough movie reviews over the years. As with the YouTube channel, I was tired of going to websites to read movie reviews, and finding short, shallow, and quick and dirty reviews that gave me little to not substantive insight into the quality of a movie. So, if I decided to post a critique of a film, it would be a well thought out collection of thoughts, feelings, and passions. As an independent filmmaker myself, I have a strong sense of what makes a film good or bad and everything in between. I believe I have a unique and passionate insight to offer into a all different genres of film spanning the mainstream into more obscure territory. At the end of it all, it’s simply my own opinion, but I believe writing these reviews helps to celebrate certain films, bring attention to ones that you might not have seen, and weed out the less than desirable ones, to say the least. I hope you will enjoy what you read here, and if you do, there’s more to be seen now via the video movie reviews over on my RavensFilm Productions YouTube Channel. Thank you for check out Forever Cinematic. I encourage interaction and your opinions on all of these films that I review.
-Nicholas J. Michalak