This is the place where I will announce all future updates and upcoming additions to New features, site sections, redesigns and improvements will be listed here without having to bundle them into one big, chunky blog article. If anything is moving on, you will read about it here first.

movie list updated

June 10, 2013

I finally watched Wandafuru Raifu this weekend, meaning it's time for a another update of my personal list of film favorites. Another 10 entries were added to the list, five of which still need a fresh review. This brings the list to 140 entries in total. As always, the reviews will appear somewhere during the coming weeks, but no real guarantees.

The new entries are mainly Asian titles (no surprises there), plus there's also some good European material to brighten up the list. It also sees two former top 100 titles return (Gangu Shuriya and Hana to Arisu), should you be wondering where they had disappeared to.

You can check out the entire list here. Enjoy!

design update

June 04, 2013

Earlier this year I already launched a design update, but one that was targeted more at restructuring the pages and adapting the existing design to the new page structure. This time around the impact on the actual visual design is a lot bigger (as you can probably see).

Gone are the days of drop shadows, rounded corners and gradients. Now that they are available in css3, it is time to abandon them once more and find new design territories. Flat is all the rage and for a non-designer like me it's a blessing. Flat design is way easier to implement, as an added bonus it also makes for smaller file sizes. But the biggest turn-around of all is that for the first time in almost 6 years, I went for black text on a white background. has always featured a darker atmosphere with bright accent colors, somehow I felt it was time for a change.

I hope you all like the new design, I know I'm pretty thrilled.

introducing the features section

April 23, 2013

Back in October 2012 I quickly teased a new and upcoming section, today it's finally here. The feature section is a fresh addition to my website where I can post smaller, bite-sized articles that may not span the width and depth of my typical blog articles, but at least will allow me to convey issues, updates and general musing in a quicker, less elaborate way. While I'll keep posting regular blog articles, in certain cases the format just proved too limiting to say what I wanted to say. This new section should fix that.

A feature is a collection of such articles related to a certain topic. There won't be a separate detail page for each article, instead you'll see a reverse-chronological stream of all the articles posted within a topic. I've already have a few new features in mind that will start in the coming weeks, for now there is just this one: blog updates. A place to announce updates and upcoming additions to my website without having to fluff it up into a huge blog article. Less fluff, more core content. Enjoy!