Beginning October 6, 2017, posting here at Gateway Cinephile will be reduced significantly. Fortunately, the reason for this is Good News rather than Bad: Effective that same date, I will be serving as the lead film critic at The Lens, the blog of Cinema St. Louis. CStL is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the art of cinema. In that capacity, they produce several annual film festivals and other film-related events in the St. Louis metropolitan region, including the St. Louis International Film Festival, the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, QFest, and the Robert Classic French Film Festival.
I have long had a positive relationship with CStL, and when they requested that I come on board as the primary contributor to their re-launched official blog, I didn't have to think about it very long. They have graciously offered me a great deal of editorial freedom, allowing me to set my own assignments and essentially write about whatever piques my interests. Full disclosure: I will also be providing other services to the organization, including assessment of festival entries.
This new position potentially creates a substantial overlap with Gateway Cinephile, as almost anything I might post here could also be posted at The Lens, where it would reach a much wider audience. Accordingly, the flow of new content at Gateway Cinephile will be slowing to a virtual trickle. Occasionally, I may post pieces here that are not a good fit for the Lens, for one reason or another. Regardless, I will continue to maintain this blog in its present state, and to update the indices (linked above) of my reviews and other writing, if only for reference purposes. Needless to say, I will no longer be writing regular weekly reviews for St. Louis Magazine, although I will continue to contribute to that publication (and others) on an intermittent basis.
Thank you to everyone who has followed my work for the past decade, and to the handful of future visitors who will inevitably stumble onto my older writings. (Four years later, this essay on The Dunwich Horror continues to pull in a major chunk of this blog's traffic, for some inexplicable reason.) I have inaugural reviews up at The Lens today, so please adjust your bookmarks and join me there.