Happy New Year!

Well, we’ve done it again. We’ve came to the end of yet another year. For many people 2021 was a tough one. For me it was a year of several highs but some significant lows. On the down side, I lost two uncles and one aunt in 2021 and I considered myself close to all of them. Many others have lost loved ones as well. My heart goes out to you.

But on the positive side, 2021 was a great year for movies. I was worried for the first several months, but there were some really strong releases in the second half of the year. Personally, 2021 saw some exciting doors opened up. I was brought on as a film critic for a newspaper I’ve known my entire life, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. It marks the first time I’ve actually been paid for reviewing movies. Also, this site received more traffic than any year since it began back in 2010.

In a very real way I owe both of those accomplishments to you all – the readers, the engagers, the commenters. Every visit, every ‘like’, every conversation I’ve had with you all has been an encouragement. I’m also grateful for the film friends I’ve made through this goofy little website. You all add an extra layer of enjoyment to watching movies.

So with another film year in the books, I just want to say THANK YOU. Also, I want to wish all of you a Happy New Year and may 2022 be full of rich blessings for you and your loved ones. I can’t wait to see what kind of movies we get to talk about in the coming year.

22 thoughts on “Happy New Year!

  1. Keith so sorry to hear of the passing of your close relatives. Three in one year is almost too much to bear. My family has been blessed to add a baby to the mix, and she’s given us all a beacon of hope.

    I for one have appreciated your blog and your perspectives on films very much this year. You’re my first resource to turn to when getting a sense of what a film is about. Also appreciate your previews of coming films. Best Wishes to You and Yours for 2022!

  2. I’m sorry for the loss of your family members. Movies have always distracted me during low times. You are quite right about the last half of the year with fine films to watch. I still many to see. Happy New Year to you and yours, Keith.

  3. I too would like to say sorry for your losses, that’s very tough.

    This year has been truly wild (again) and I’m really hoping 2022 can bring some smoother sailing. The updates you’ve mentioned about your site are really exciting — I hope nothing but the best for you going forward, you’re a film critic that deserves exposure. Onwards and upwards buddy!

  4. Happy New Year, Keith! Sorry for your loss of your relatives, but that is cool that you’re getting paid for reviewing movies, congrats.

    Here’s to a better 2022!

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