It was one year ago today that I launched this crazy blog. Since then I have made 126 posts. 44 of these have been lists of the last ten movies I saw. (This statistic – watching 440 movies in 365 days – is less insane than it might first appear; I have also taught between four and seven film classes a week for virtually every week of the past year – so that’s four to seven movies I saw weekly without even really trying.) The remaining 82 posts have been “red meat posts” (filmmaker and author interviews, film reviews, blu-ray and dvd reviews, historical/national cinema primers, etc).
I’d like to take this opportunity to extend my gratitude to all of my interview subjects – Jesse Wheeler, Mia Park, Seth McClellan, Susan Doll, Melika Bass, Pierre Kattar and Sara Vaux (whose interview is forthcoming) – as well as everyone who has read and contributed comments to this blog. You have made this place what it is. I have a had a lot of fun doing this even though I have occasionally driven my long-suffering wife crazy. (But better that I’m home next to her blogging than out drinking, gambling and carousing . . . right, babe?) I hope to keep this going for as long as I possibly can.