Since 2015, I have been writing critics for the Suricate Magazine in the movie and theater field.
Having to write over 300 words is a perfect exercice to enable yourself to be precise, clear and to synthesize your ideas. Being a critic is a perfect combination as I’m passionate about movies and plays. As you have to know what you are talking about, it is important to make some research (on the director, the actors/comedians, casting, previous movies…) and this is where you learn a lot.
Being a critic made me understand that my love for words went beyond creative writing. Seeing those words running along on my white page, making sense of something I’ve seen, turning my thoughts into something concrete is a beautiful adventure. This helped me develop my critical thinking skills and allowed me to push the door wide open to an other world: the Art world.
When it is possible for me, I try to have around four articles a month which makes one movie or play per week. Otherwise, I reduce to one every two weeks. For a few months, I had to pause this activity to be able to follow my courses AND my student job. That was challenging I must say. But I didn’t give up.
This is one of my favorite activities as you get to see amazing plays everywhere in Brussels and movies before the premiere. It is also an opportunity to meet people, artists and to conduct interviews.