Film is a demanding mistress that wants to be loved in all its forms – and I am its slave.

My love affair with film has lasted as long as I can remember. The first movie I watched on the big screen was Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and I haven’t looked back since. I remember watching Back to the Future as an impressionable 10-year-old and thinking it was the best thing I’d ever seen (it’s still one of my all-time favourites); however, I began to realise cinema could be more than a simple slice of entertainment after watching Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece Raging Bull as a teen and since then have lapped up what the world of film has to offer, from the sublime to the downright ridiculous …


  1. meeradarjiyr1 · March 12, 2013

    Hi, I’ve awarded you the Dragons Loyalty Award http://meeradarjiyr1.wordpress.com/2013/03/12/dragons-loyalty-award/

    • Three Rows Back · April 10, 2013

      Thank you so much! Much appreciated I can tell you. I’ll have to think of those fun facts… πŸ™‚

      • meeradarjiyr1 · April 11, 2013

        Your welcome! Look forward to them πŸ™‚

  2. fernandorafael · March 14, 2013

    Thanks a lot for following my blog πŸ™‚

  3. MikesFilmTalk · March 14, 2013

    Hey! Thanks for stopping by and following my little blog!! We slaves to that cruel mistress that is film, need to stick together, so I’ve returned the favour! Cheers mate!! πŸ˜€

  4. claratsi · April 15, 2013

    Just for information, I linked her via Rorschach after reading your Departed guest review. Really like your stuff, and just wanted to highlight that your guesting there, worked to deliver me here. Success!

    • Three Rows Back · April 15, 2013

      Thank you! Your kind words are much appreciated. I’ve taken a trip over to your blog – a nice looking site with lots of interesting stuff; consider yourself ‘followed’! Nice to see Heat in your Top 10; it would make mine too.

      • claratsi · April 15, 2013

        thank you, yeh, Heat is a cert!

  5. Smash · September 3, 2013

    Ah yes, Back to the Future. Who among us wasn’t deeply impacted by that movie? It’s got everything an impressionable kid could ever want in a movie. Time travel, terrorists, skateboarding chase scenes, zany situations, awesome guitar solos… it’s a true marvel of film!

    • Three Rows Back · September 3, 2013

      And let’s not forget Christopher Lloyd. A true legend πŸ™‚

  6. Tom · December 5, 2013

    Hey Mark, I got an idea for an upcoming Throwback Thursday post for the Thursday before Xmas this year. I am wanting to do a review for the OH-SO-classic Home Alone. But was looking for a little help. Would you be interested in participating, dear sir?? I think we could put together a pretty interesting review/love-letter to the film and speak from two different perspectives (one from that of Kevin and the other from the invaders). if you want in, send me an email to tomlittle2011@gmail.com or let me know how else i can get in contact with you for a possible collaboration. πŸ™‚

    • Three Rows Back · December 6, 2013

      Hey Tom. Sorry for the delay in getting back to you; have been feeling under the weather this week. That sounds like an interesting suggestion. Boy, it’s been a few years since I’ve seen that film. I’ll drop you an email as I’d be interested in getting a bit more info from you about it if that’s ok. Nice idea! πŸ™‚

      • Tom · December 6, 2013

        yeah, absolutely. go ahead and email me with any questions u may have. i’ll be keeping it pretty simple and so i won’t put many restrictions on how you want to go ahead and do it. i think this will be less of a strict ‘analysis’ than it will be, again as i said, a love letter to this classic piece. πŸ™‚ Think of who you want to write the perspective from — the good kid or the bad guys and we’ll go from there!

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  9. Flashback/Backslide · March 11, 2014

    Hey there! I love your blog and I nominated you for a Blog Award!


    • Three Rows Back · March 12, 2014

      That’s very of you! Really appreciate the award my friend; it doesn’t happen very often!

  10. alexraphael · March 15, 2014

    Just discovered your blog. Really liking it.

    • Three Rows Back · March 21, 2014

      Thanks so much; I’m delighted that you’re enjoying it! It’s always great to connect with people πŸ™‚

  11. theflimculb · April 17, 2014

    Hey there! I’ve just nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award, because I genuinely enjoy reading your posts.

    I totally understand that these awards are not for everyone, (and you may already have it), but should you choose to accept it, then here’s the link to your nomination:


    If not, no hard feelings, I still rate your blog!

    • Three Rows Back · April 20, 2014

      Thank you so much! I am never less than chuffed to bits when anyone takes something interesting from my blog. Makes it all worthwhile. Thanks again πŸ™‚

      • theflimculb · April 20, 2014

        No worries. Your blog is never anything less than interesting! πŸ™‚

  12. filmscorehunter · April 19, 2014

    Recently nominated you for a Liebster Award! http://cinematicfrontier.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/liebster-award/

    • Three Rows Back · April 20, 2014

      You are too kind sir; many thanks! Makes me happy that my blog is enjoyed by others.

  13. Laura O · April 20, 2014

    Great blog. I’ve nominated you http://wp.me/p3sWVR-ha

    • Three Rows Back · April 20, 2014

      Muchos gracias Laura! I’m delighted you enjoy my blog πŸ™‚

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  15. emmakwall · January 28, 2015

    I saw your comment on The IPC regarding Ghost Rider being a documentary. It made me chuckle so much!

    I HAD to meet you properly. Great blog!!

  16. crolins · March 17, 2015

    We are so similar…Back to the Future is the movie that started my love of film. πŸ™‚ I’ve only recently seen Raging Bull but I think it is a masterpiece and a work of art, one of the greatest achievements in cinema.

    • Three Rows Back · March 17, 2015

      Glad you agree and very glad you loved Raging Bull. It is indeed a masterpiece!

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  22. Realweegiemidget · May 18, 2016

    Hi, Calling for film reviews with any stars from TVs #Dallas read on for details… https://weegiemidget.wordpress.com/2016/05/11/announcing-the-darlin-dallasers-blogathon/ , it can be anyone from the established or guest star recurring star list including Brad Pitt and Larry Hagman… old posts can be used x Be lovely if you can join in the fun x

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    Hi. Would love you to join my new blogathon, it’s the Here’s Jack Blogathon, to celebrate Jack Nicholson’s 80th Birthday 22 April 2017.
    Love Gill from Realweegiemidget Reviews x

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