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What the Film is this site about?

FFS’s tagline is FFS: WATCH IT YOURSELF because a real movie lover shouldn’t rely only on film critics for movie opinions. For a critic, no movie is ever great enough. While we give our thoughts on movies and shows here on FFS.com, we hope to inspire readers to go to the theater or turn on their favorite streaming network to watch a film for themselves. 

Our Beginnings

For Film’s Sake started as a personal vlog and YouTube channel by Jenny Claire, and it’s on its way to being a trusted go-to site for details on upcoming and streaming movies. At least, that’s the goal! The site is also building its info base on older movies, actors, filmmakers, and film companies.

Jenny and the other For Film’s Sake writers consider the movie theater their church, their temple. Their friends know if they aren’t answering their phones or returning texts, it’s because they’re watching a movie on the big screen.

Where We Are

FFS focuses content related to Florida, primarily North Central Florida and then also Central Florida. Our extended coverage reaches north to Atlanta, Georgia, and south to Tampa and Miami. We’re hoping to be adding content about movies on planes and on cruise ships.

North Central Florida consists primarily of Gainesville, Ocala, and Jacksonville. Central Florida is the general term for the Greater Orlando area and Daytona. Between the big chains and smaller independent theaters, many great films come through the theaters in Florida. 

What We Watch

Our movie preferences vary, but we mostly post information on ones that make us think or feel. We love movies with meaningful messages, thought-provoking themes, captivating characters, and beautiful landscapes. And we love the thrill of a good jump-scare. So essentially, we like most genres.

Since Jenny is a licensed esthetician and nail tech in Florida, we also like to focus content on the beauty side of film. Costumes, makeup, prosthetics, nail art — all the little things that usually go unnoticed. Like, did you hear about what Nick Cage did to level up his performance of Dracula in Renfield? 

One editorial decision we made at the start was to prioritize independent film over blockbusters and superhero movies. There are enough great critics and websites covering those movies, and we totally enjoy reading and hearing what they have to say. Instead, we’re more interested in the fly-by-night, low-budget movies that don’t get more than a few days (or even a day) in the theater and then get hidden away at the end of a backlist on streaming channels. The passion projects, the indie movies, the documentaries, the subbed foreign film — those are the films we like. 

Where we Watch

We have a love/hate relationship with Regal and its Unlimited plan, and right now the pendulum is swinging toward love. 🙂 When we want to catch a new movie, we’ll swing by a nearby Regal Cinemas theater. Luckily Regal plays a lot of indie and foreign movies in nearby theaters, but sometimes we have to travel around the area to see special limited showings. This explains why we have a whole section on Regal theaters and programs. (FFS is not associated with Regal Cinemas…we’re just fangirls!) It’s likely we’ll be adding AMC’s A-List Stubs program in 2025, but right not there just isn’t enough time in the day to see all the movies. 

We also watch movies on streaming networks; primarily max and Hulu but also Tubi, Kanopy, Magnolia Selects, and freevie. These channels carry a good number of indie, foreign, and LGBT films.

In 2024, we’re hoping to start attending more events and festivals in Orlando, Atlanta, and Miami. In 2025, maybe we’ll be at Sundance, Toronto Foreign Film Festival, and many others.

Editors

Jenny Claire spent much of her young adult life in Asia, and she has a penchant for Chinese-language movies and spirited Indian films. She uses most of her Regal points to buy tubs of popcorn for her nephews when they go to the movies with her, and she keeps the freebie movie posters in an art binder with archival plastic sleeves. Favorite movies include Annie (1982), Beaches (1988), Defending Your Life (1991), You’ve Got Mail (1998), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), and Her (2013).

Shen Jun Wei laughs way too loudly in the theater and sits right up front so she can say that the movie really was bigger than life. She’s first in line for sci-fi and rom-coms. Her record for the most theater movies watched in a single day is 5, but she admits she might have taken a nap or two, too. Movies are her passion, but she’s been known to have Rick and Morty, Bob’s Burgers, and Burn Notice on repeat all day long!

Interested in writing about movies and need a place to publish? We’re always looking to meet other film writers. Contact us!