This is now the third incarnation and (at least) the third year in the webbish life of this film blog, so it seems as good a moment as any to stop and say hello again.
This blog was originally started to accompany the IFC News site, and both have since grown up while staying unhealthily close in the manner of any Todd Solondz film. It’s how I’ve preferred it, though now that it’s in fancy new digs, News seems ready to stand on its own and allow this blog to roam a little freer and looser, or at least be more frequent in its reportings on film news, gossip, criticism, festivals and on, and on.
That’s the plan, at least. The plan for next week — for now, I’m about to head out to Santa Monica for the Spirit Awards, where SXSW’s Matt Dentler and I will be doing audio commentary for the live red carpet broadcast. All the info you need is here — I hope you’ll tune in to hear me misidentify people and tell rambling anecdotes with no closure.
(Yeah, “I” — after this long, it also seems time to drop the royal “we” and speak for ourselves. Er, myself. It could take a while to get back in the habit.)
[Photo: Not even greenscreened in — sunburnt at Cannes in 2007.]