My name is Jordan Adler and I am a passionate film enthusiast, freelance arts journalist and aspiring screenwriter.
I have been an ardent lover of movies since I was very young. When I was just a boy of six, I had convinced my family about my adoration of the art form so thoroughly they let me stay up late to watch the Academy Awards that year (although I fell asleep soon before The English Patient took home the top statuette). I’ve been a diehard Oscar buff and prognosticator ever since, as The Balcony will reaffirm as we approach awards season.
My journey as a blogger began in September 2009. I was about to begin my undergraduate degree at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, majoring in journalism and film studies, and decided that it would be great to foster both my writing skills and study of cinema by posting reviews of the latest films. Those reviews would be staples of my blog, The Screening Room, where I posted (on average) a review each week, and had a faithful group of readers and supporters. It was excellent training for helping me develop as a writer and young film scholar, and it taught me much.
Since starting at Carleton University, my writing and reviews have appeared on Tribute.ca, ANDPOP, SamaritanMag and We Got This Covered, as well as in Marketing Magazine, the Canadian Jewish News and Toronto Film Scene.
In September 2015, I moved to Montreal, with the aspiration of earning a Master’s in Film Studies from Concordia University’s Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. I hope to devote much of my second year of study on a thesis. The topic for that advanced research paper is to be determined.
I love to share my thoughts about the world of arts and entertainment with friends, family and followers. If you have a comment or critique on anything that I have written, or just want to ask me a question, feel free to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope to respond promptly.