Hello, person who stumbles by accident on my blog.

Recently I got bored with blogging, haven’t written a review in a while and am just not in the mood of sharing my thoughts. I also feel this blogging thing hasn’t really turned out like I wanted to. I tried to make some online friends but it’s hard to make connections. I also don’t like selling myself, acting like an ad which says BUY ME or in this case VISIT MY BLOG. I actually hate doing that but felt like I had to sometimes. Guess it’s mostly my fault.

Also I just got bored with talking about film and music. I tried to be organized and prepare posts in advance but I’m just not that kind of person. Now that I live in a different country I want to make some changes for myself and for now I feel like I need to let this blog go for a while.

So for now I am putting a stop to blogging. Don’t know when I’ll be coming back. I am not deleting it, worked too many hours to write that content. It would be silly to erase it all.

That’s it for now. Thank you to anyone who visited my blog and took some of their time to say hello and share an idea or two. For those who want to keep in touch they can find me on letterboxd under my name, Cristian Bordea.



Top 10 Albums of 2013

This is a repost from my previous blog.

Another year, another set of best-of-the-year lists. Wanna start by saying that 2013 was an alright year in music, but not as great as 2012 which brought us good stuff like Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange, The xx’s Coexist, Miguel’s Kaleidoscope Dream, Chromatics’ Kill for Love and many more and brilliant new artists like Jessie Ware, Alabama Shakes, Michael Kiwanuka, Kindness and Alt-J. This year was not as rich in good music and I tried to listen to as much good stuff as possible. I am grateful for the return of Goldfrapp, Janelle Monae, Mazzy Star, My Bloody Valentine,  Arctic Monkeys, Arcade Fire and especially Daft Punk, and for new artists like Rhye, Lorde, Haim, London Grammar and Disclosure, but it was not as great as the previous one. I will start by listing out what I considered to be the worst this year and then I will present you my 10 favorites.




Welcome to my new website, The Sound and The Screen. I got bored with Blogger and wanted a change so I decided to switch to WordPress. It looks easier to access and it will make my blog closer to the look I’m going for.

This move was also an excuse to change the name of the blog. I wanted to focus just as much on music as I did on films, so the title had to be replaced to reflect my interest in both subjects.

What I intend with this blog is to continue with film talk, from reviews and recaps to discussions and lists. Also, I will repost some of my reviews from the previous blog as well as some lists, content that I thought was worth keeping. With music, I’d like to share with you all my favorite songs and albums of the year, reviews and lists and have interesting discussions about them.

Another change is the grading system. I will adopt the American one with grades from A+ to F. It’s pretty hard to choose a fixed grade to represent a film and this new way of grading is broader and not as definitive. It will make my job easier and it will offer just an idea of my opinion of a film or album without putting any pressure on it.

I hope you’ll like the new look and what’s to come.