Hello.

Please put your feet up fellow weary Internet traveler and stay awhile. Whether you purposefully navigated to this site or arrived here by complete clicking accident may I be the first to welcome you to Cineflect, a place to ponder film.

There are countless websites devoted to cinema and any of its alluring branches. Perhaps you already have a few or a few too many that you visit for all your film knowledge needs. I know I do. One thing I have noticed about practically all of them is the endless onslaught of news and rumors of news. It can get noisy, cluttered and overwhelming. At the end of every Twitter-filled day my head is left spinning about what came out and who said what. In an attempt to have a place of clarity and focus I have set up Cineflect.

My primary aim is to deliver deep and meaningful content in the most simple and visually-relaxing way possible. Everything from the main navigation to the color tones are designed to that end. Furthermore, the content is not a quick-and-dirty post aiming to meet a quota or serve as click bait on a slow news day. In fact, here at Cineflect, news is the least of our worries. We care about film, first and foremost, as an artform and an evolved method of storytelling. It is never "a slow news day" when you have the whole history of cinema at your disposal.

This is not to imply we will lack relevant or timely posts. As cinephiles we are aware of what is going on around us and we cannot help but address the pertinent issues of our day and the exciting movies of our time. But we will focus on what is out in the wild and available for your consumption as well as ours. There are enough sites with the latest production stills and press releases. They do a good job at that. Let’s leave them to it while we have a conversation about what films we have actually seen.

In 2010 I launched The Film Tome, my blog about movies. Since then I have updated it with hundreds of posts. I have spent countless hours researching, writing and assembling those posts. Very rarely did the service I was using publish or present the content in a manner that I found aesthetically pleasing. It was a long and frustrating endeavor, a passion project with a significant stumbling block between myself and the reader. I am a bit somber, quite proud but mostly relieved to seal The Film Tome. Without The Film Tome, Cineflect would not be possible. Yet without it I feel my true vision coming closer to fruition.

The most exciting part about Cineflect is that I do not intend to be writing here alone. I want this to be a haven for multiple Reflectors, not to mention the short-form movie lovers who prefer to keep their thoughts condensed to the comments. If you are interested in learning more about having your writings published on Cineflect, please contact me at cineflect@gmail.com.

Welcome to Cineflect.

Sincerely,

J.S. Lewis