Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Welcome, Roger Ebert Readers!

If you're arriving here from Roger Ebert's incredibly gracious article about this project, welcome! If it's your first time here, here are links to some of the essays I'm happiest with:

And a big thanks to Jeff McMahon, who loaned me most of the DVDs in the photo that accompanies the article. You'll find his excellent film blog here.

16 comments:

Peter said...

ive read a few of your essays today. great blog man! my netflix queue has grown...

momo said...

I'm so happy to have found your blog via Roger, as I am both a fan of film and of completist projects!

JPL said...

Congratulations! You've certainly earned it.

Justin said...

Just jumped on your site via ebert's. I keep up with his new posts via twitter... you have an account? Can't find it in your profile.

Many thanks!

Matthew Dessem said...

Thanks, everybody. Justin, I do have a very-rarely-used Twitter feed at http://twitter.com/MatthewDessem.

John B. said...

Congratulations, Matthew! It's been evident from the start that this blog was something special. I'm glad you are getting the recognition you deserve.

Anonymous said...

Matthew,
Ebert is my favorite person on this planet. I've been reading you for a few years now and I hope you are able to get some great connections from Ebert's feature. You deserve success from all the impressive work you have done on your blog. Happy New Year to you. You have given me so much reading pleasure from your earliest reviews, to your latest, an inspired analysis of All that Heaven Allows. Brilliant! Thank you! (And thanks to Ebert, I know what you look like.)
Shawn McGuire

Matthew Dessem said...

Thanks, John & Shawn, and happy new year!

alsolikelife said...

Congrats on the great profile, Matthew, and thanks for the generous shout out at the end!

Anonymous said...

Just jumped on your site via ebert's

Thanks, J. said...

Yep, discovered you through Ebert.
Glad I did. Writing on films has got to be a great way to improve your critical thinking skills and have a deeper appreciation of them.

Kim said...

Just found your blog via the Ebert article. What a great project - wish I had thought of it myself! I'll be sure to follow your progress and read your insights.

Levari said...

I discovered your blog way before Ebert, I got messages to you to prove it. :)

Congratulations, you're doing God's work, and you deserve the accolades.

L

Anonymous said...

Down to about 1 bloody movie a month now? C'mon bud, even president Obama could do more than one a month and I dare say he's busier than you. My personal Criterion collection is over 100 strong now and I guess the difference between you and I is that I actually like the movies. You don't really seem to. Your distaste for Seijun Suzuki's masterworks did raise my hackles.

Matthew Dessem said...

Anonymous,

Is that you, Seijun Suzuki? Congratulations on your personal collection of Criterion DVDs.

Jon said...

Sirk certainly belongs upward near the figureheads of the Ford's and the Murnau's. A shot tothe stars goes out for them to unearth, dust off, and Blu-up his lost or unheard tales.

- Jon Dambacher