Looking back on the year that was 2014, I feel nothing but pride for my accomplishments. It was truly a watershed year for myself and the blog, as many fortunate opportunities came my way. In the summer, I joined the staff of The Awards Circuit and soon after, I was also invited to join the African-American Film Critics Association. This gave me access to interviews and countless screeners and early press screenings. Throughout the year, my travels took me to Guyana, Baltimore and New York, where I met some more of my online friends (namely Andrew Kendall, Andrew Boyd Stewart, Clayton Davis and Joey Magidson). During those New York trips I also attended the Tribeca Film Festival and the New York Film Festival.
Of course, I couldn't do all this without the support of my wonderful readers, whose patronage allowed the site to hit 1 million views in October! I am truly humbled and grateful for anyone who has taken the time out of their day to read anything I've written.
Now for my 2015 goals/resolutions. In 2014 I managed to achieve 3 out of 4, but this year I expect a 100% success rate. Here they are:
- Finish watching every Best Picture winner.
- Read more. This includes cinema-related books, as well as general reading.
- Watch more movies!
I'm anticipating another wonderful year ahead, and I wish the same for you as well. Onward and upward.