At the end of my second year, I've had 43,632 visits; I take great pleasure in the knowledge that the first hit of my third year was someone searching for "Yellow Vendetta Ecstasy." The more things change, and all that.
My privately-compiled "greatest hits" from the last 12 months:
-Review of Snakes on a Plane: the opening movement of what has since turned into my private specialty, treating perfunctory genre films as significant post-narrative texts.
-Review of Renaissance: the first time I did something that every good film blogger should do reflexively: I used stills from the film in my essay.
-Review of The Double Life of Veronique: I introduce
-Review of Mr. Arkadin: the raw and practically live notes I took while watching three versions of the same film. Look for something similar this December when the "God, That's a Lot of Blade Runner" box comes out.
-Review of Flying Down to Rio: the start of a five-day stint of Astaire/Rogers blogging that's as much about the history of studio starmaking as it about the films themselves.
-Review of Inland Empire: I try to make sense of a nonsensical film, and it was so damn much fun, I can't tell you.
-Review of Catch and Release: livening up a tedious review of a tedious rom-com by peppering it with phrases from As You Like It.
-Review of Reds: I don't know why I'm so proud of this one, I just am.
-Review of the Saw trilogy: my other specialty - treating torture flicks like actual movies, and taking it from there.
-Review of Dead Silence: I'm not sure if I actually invented the word "fucktrocious," but here it is.
-Review of Grindhouse: the best thing I've ever written on any topic.
-Review of Next: God I enjoy making fun of Nicolas Cage.
-Review of F13: A New Beginning: for no real reason, this is my favorite Summer of Blood entry. Come on, I had to count one of them!
-The Hostel II dyad: I mean, duh.