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By  · Published on February 15th, 2006

Film. Cinema. Movies. Synonyms that make their indelible mark daily on the fabric of our culture, and countless other cultures around the world. And while nations may disagree, political affiliations may create enemies, and cultures may collide in anger, we are all united under one consistent medium that seems to hold the ties of humanity together. No matter who you are, where you live, or what religion you follow, it is safe to say that you have, at one time in your life, been emotionally lifted or otherwise touched by the art of cinema.

They make us laugh, they make us cry, and they often give us insight into the lives of others. They carry our dreams, our fantasies, and so very often they tell us of our history. Whether based on a true story or the concoction of a creative mind, they always seem to reel us in, tell us a story, and solicit some kind of human emotion. And while some movies accomplish this in different ways, and on different levels, they all share that feature in common: they all move us in some way.

I believe that my love of movie began as a child, with the release of fantastic classics such as Back to the Future and The Ghostbusters. The belief that you could travel through time or fight off evil paranormal activity made childhood entertaining. And this lust for the fantastic and surreal is something that I have carried with me throughout my life, both as a writer and as a person. Movies have so often changed my life in small ways: Poltergeist ruined my tolerance of the dark, and caused me to swear off horror movies for a long, long time. Batman brought my favorite comic book story to life in all the right ways. Clerks ushered me into my love of independent and lesser known gems of film making.

All of these experiences have brought me closer to the world of film. And to this day I have sought out the most unique and entertaining films that our culture has produced. And like the Tragedies of Ancient Greece, these films will forever be looked upon as the stories of our times. And for anyone like me, it is an exciting time to have such a love of movies.

And possibly that is what has brought you here to Film School I know that is why I am here. To share my opinions, criticisms, and emotions with the world of film fanatics. To bring to you honest, humorous, and thorough reviews of Hollywood’s best and worst. My commitment is sincere, as the editor of this site I will track down the best writers, the best reviews, and deliver the best content. So with that I say to you: Welcome to my humble creation… I hope you enjoy.

Thank you for reading,

Neil M.

Neil Miller is the persistently-bearded Publisher of Film School Rejects, Nonfics, and One Perfect Shot. He's also the Executive Producer of the One Perfect Shot TV show (currently streaming on HBO Max) and the co-host of Trial By Content on The Ringer Podcast Network. He can be found on Twitter here: @rejects (He/Him)