the candler blog


The candler blog is an ongoing conversation about cinema, technology and other stuff. It is the personal weblog of Jonathan Poritsky. A candler is able to determine the health of an egg by holding it up to a light. This site derives its eminently clever name from applying those same methods to media, namely cinema.

Jonathan Poritsky is a film critic and journalist based out of Austin, Texas. At varying times he is also a filmmaker, photographer and editor. Formerly the Arts Editor of Heeb Magazine, he has also contributed articles to Toro Magazine, GreenCine Guru,, NachosNY and unwittingly to the Huffington Post (haven’t we all?). He is also actively involved in Fountain (née Screenplay Markdown), a plain text screenwriting syntax, you know, for nerds.

The candler blog is built on Octopress, a blogging framework for hackers. Fonts are served up by Typekit. Futura PT is used for headlines, Proxima Nova is used in the body and Inconsolata pops up every once in awhile in code blocks.

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Please note the Creative Commons license in place for all posts on the candler blog:

Creative Commons License This this is a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. The short of it is that you can quote us all you like and even change our work to create something even more incredible, just don’t forget to to credit the candler blog when you do.