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I'm Janz Anton-Iago, the founder, creator and sole writer of The Moviejerk, an independent film blog since 2006. It's both my passion and purpose, serving the world honest and truthful film criticsm that goes against the tide of bullshit-ridden, mainstream thinking.



My love for cinema and film writing sprung from the pages of my notebooks amid classroom tedium circa my school days of 2004, and two years later, along with the advent of the Internet and the sweeping tides of the blogosphere, The Moviejerk found its home online. Since 2006, I typed every honest opinion, every sharp bile, every ecstatic praise and passion-fuelled thoughts into the online universe. What was once a hobby became an addiction, and then subsequently a life-long oath to critically decry, vilify and blowtorch everything that's wrong in the movie industry and champion films that really matter from all corners of the world.

For nearly a decade, I've served up independent, if snarky and scathing, film criticism, eradicating any bullshit that comes along my way. The early years were mostly spent under a horrible realisation that the movie industry is PR and money-driven, and consumed the rest of those years battling the tide of reductive, lazy, generic and dull-as-fuck mainstream film writing.

Ever since, the site has been solely self-funded, bar the few peanuts I receive from the advertising campaigns that occasionally occupy the site's space that pays for the site's hosting bill. Despite the lack of resources, I managed to ingratiate myself into international film festivals (Cannes, Berlin and London), and covered the crème de la crème of world cinema.

All that while, I kept full-time jobs - first as a café barista, then as a photographer, fashion adviser and eventually a video editor and animator. As a regular person, I needed to eat, live somewhere, pay bills, wear some clothes, so I worked by day and ran The Moviejerk by night. Anyone who kept professions to sustain and keep their passion and art alive would understand that writing full-time isn't entirely realistic in today's world, unless you're living from a rich kid's trust fund.



Now, it has come to a point when I barely have time to keep the blog alive and running. Time costs money, and that's why I came to Patreon to seek your support.

My campaign's ethos is simple: if you follow The Moviejerk, enjoying reading my rantish, often sarcastic brand of writing, then by all means, support me. That way, I'll afford myself more time to write and carry on criticising shit movies that shouldn't have any place in our cinemas and truly champion films that deserve the pantheon.



It's early days, but once we reach the milestone goals and succeed, The Moviejerk vows to go full-throttle, full-time activity, dedicating my days to writing more reviews, creating more content, attend more premier film festivals around the world and give you sharp, truthful coverage of our cinematic landscape.

I'll make even more videos like this one I've created:




Thank you for all the support!

Much love,

Janz x


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Pledge $1 or more per month
WELCOME TO THE MOVIEJERK CIRCLE.
You've been incredibly kind. Once you've pledged, as a symbolic, heartfelt 'thank you', your name shall be emblazoned forever in the Patrons page, where you'll share the same space as those rich, minted dudes and dudettes who have given insane amounts of moolah.
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A GENEROUS FIVER.
That's a huge support. You've sacrificed your coffee, perhaps lunch, newspaper or travel money, to be a patron for this film blog. I shall endeavour to be worthy of that support, writing content for you to enjoy and include your name in the Patrons page, along with the wonderful people who have contributed to this site. What's more, you'll be included in the mailing list, where you'll receive updates and newsletters, giving you hot-off-the-press articles, reviews and news about all other things I'll be working on.
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I don't know if you saved a life, but you surely have helped the continual existence of this site, tremendously. A tenner is a serious note, and a handsome donation deserves a handsome reward. Aside from the inclusion of your name in the Patrons page and the mailing list, you'll receive a digital copy of The Moviejerk magazine, which I shall be rolling out by the end of this year.
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YOU ARE QUITE A DARLING.
There are so many things you could have contributed to, and yet you chose to read and support the crazy, snarky content of this film blog. You are an angel, and also mad one, giving up your 25 dollar to invest in my writing. Along with the symbolic 'thank you' rewards - the Patrons page, mailing list and a copy of the digital magazine - I'll give you a big hug and thank you forever.
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I DON'T EVEN KNOW IF YOU ACTUALLY EXIST.
You're a real patron of the arts, even a personal investor. There's not many like you out there. As a lover of cinema, you'll motivate me to plunge deeper, navigate wider across the world of films, and I'll bring back content to you. Right at your doorstep (the digital kind, that is). And I'll shout to the world that this person helped me achieve my purpose.
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HOLY SHIT, YOU'RE NOT FROM THIS WORLD.
You're something else. You're beyond VIP. You're some sort of éminence grise for cinema. My gratitude surely isn't enough.I'll write postcards to you from my film festival escapades, talk to you, have wonderful conversations about films, art and life. You've contributed to something I'll forever be grateful for and feel indebted to. With my existential worth, I shall thank you to the end of this Earth. 
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I'm Janz Anton-Iago, the founder, creator and sole writer of The Moviejerk, an independent film blog since 2006. It's both my passion and purpose, serving the world honest and truthful film criticsm that goes against the tide of bullshit-ridden, mainstream thinking.



My love for cinema and film writing sprung from the pages of my notebooks amid classroom tedium circa my school days of 2004, and two years later, along with the advent of the Internet and the sweeping tides of the blogosphere, The Moviejerk found its home online. Since 2006, I typed every honest opinion, every sharp bile, every ecstatic praise and passion-fuelled thoughts into the online universe. What was once a hobby became an addiction, and then subsequently a life-long oath to critically decry, vilify and blowtorch everything that's wrong in the movie industry and champion films that really matter from all corners of the world.

For nearly a decade, I've served up independent, if snarky and scathing, film criticism, eradicating any bullshit that comes along my way. The early years were mostly spent under a horrible realisation that the movie industry is PR and money-driven, and consumed the rest of those years battling the tide of reductive, lazy, generic and dull-as-fuck mainstream film writing.

Ever since, the site has been solely self-funded, bar the few peanuts I receive from the advertising campaigns that occasionally occupy the site's space that pays for the site's hosting bill. Despite the lack of resources, I managed to ingratiate myself into international film festivals (Cannes, Berlin and London), and covered the crème de la crème of world cinema.

All that while, I kept full-time jobs - first as a café barista, then as a photographer, fashion adviser and eventually a video editor and animator. As a regular person, I needed to eat, live somewhere, pay bills, wear some clothes, so I worked by day and ran The Moviejerk by night. Anyone who kept professions to sustain and keep their passion and art alive would understand that writing full-time isn't entirely realistic in today's world, unless you're living from a rich kid's trust fund.



Now, it has come to a point when I barely have time to keep the blog alive and running. Time costs money, and that's why I came to Patreon to seek your support.

My campaign's ethos is simple: if you follow The Moviejerk, enjoying reading my rantish, often sarcastic brand of writing, then by all means, support me. That way, I'll afford myself more time to write and carry on criticising shit movies that shouldn't have any place in our cinemas and truly champion films that deserve the pantheon.



It's early days, but once we reach the milestone goals and succeed, The Moviejerk vows to go full-throttle, full-time activity, dedicating my days to writing more reviews, creating more content, attend more premier film festivals around the world and give you sharp, truthful coverage of our cinematic landscape.

I'll make even more videos like this one I've created:




Thank you for all the support!

Much love,

Janz x


Recent posts by The Moviejerk

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
WELCOME TO THE MOVIEJERK CIRCLE.
You've been incredibly kind. Once you've pledged, as a symbolic, heartfelt 'thank you', your name shall be emblazoned forever in the Patrons page, where you'll share the same space as those rich, minted dudes and dudettes who have given insane amounts of moolah.
Pledge $5 or more per month
A GENEROUS FIVER.
That's a huge support. You've sacrificed your coffee, perhaps lunch, newspaper or travel money, to be a patron for this film blog. I shall endeavour to be worthy of that support, writing content for you to enjoy and include your name in the Patrons page, along with the wonderful people who have contributed to this site. What's more, you'll be included in the mailing list, where you'll receive updates and newsletters, giving you hot-off-the-press articles, reviews and news about all other things I'll be working on.
Pledge $10 or more per month
A VICTOR COMES ALONG.
I don't know if you saved a life, but you surely have helped the continual existence of this site, tremendously. A tenner is a serious note, and a handsome donation deserves a handsome reward. Aside from the inclusion of your name in the Patrons page and the mailing list, you'll receive a digital copy of The Moviejerk magazine, which I shall be rolling out by the end of this year.
Pledge $25 or more per month
YOU ARE QUITE A DARLING.
There are so many things you could have contributed to, and yet you chose to read and support the crazy, snarky content of this film blog. You are an angel, and also mad one, giving up your 25 dollar to invest in my writing. Along with the symbolic 'thank you' rewards - the Patrons page, mailing list and a copy of the digital magazine - I'll give you a big hug and thank you forever.
Pledge $50 or more per month
I DON'T EVEN KNOW IF YOU ACTUALLY EXIST.
You're a real patron of the arts, even a personal investor. There's not many like you out there. As a lover of cinema, you'll motivate me to plunge deeper, navigate wider across the world of films, and I'll bring back content to you. Right at your doorstep (the digital kind, that is). And I'll shout to the world that this person helped me achieve my purpose.
Pledge $100 or more per month
HOLY SHIT, YOU'RE NOT FROM THIS WORLD.
You're something else. You're beyond VIP. You're some sort of éminence grise for cinema. My gratitude surely isn't enough.I'll write postcards to you from my film festival escapades, talk to you, have wonderful conversations about films, art and life. You've contributed to something I'll forever be grateful for and feel indebted to. With my existential worth, I shall thank you to the end of this Earth.