Kinoblog is built on foundations laid by two earlier, somewhat over-specialised blogs – FilmJournal?s Closely Watched DVDs and an unpublished earlier effort from 2004 (also called Kinoblog), and I?ll be porting all the pieces I wrote for them over here in due course. The problem I had with them was that their focus (on Czech and Soviet cinema, respectively) was too narrow, and I was watching loads of great films, especially from Hungary, Poland and the former Yugoslavia, that didn?t fit the template. Also, I was insanely over-zealous when it came to things like credits and links, meaning that near-complete pieces would be bogged down in fact-checking and formatting hell when there was no particularly good reason not to publish them.