well, i feel as if i have been remiss in my duties around here lately. the demands of retail during the holiday season certainly do keep things busy and, as some of you know, our house was burglarized last week so i haven't had a lot of time or been much in the mood to write an awful lot. that will change. it's been kind of a strange year. losing vic chesnutt on christmas day last year sort of set the tone for a lot of things, unfortunately, in 2010. this past year was rough on a lot of people i love and, for that reason, i am glad to see it go. we're not going to spend undue energy on that, though, because i do have a feeling that 2011 is going to be much better all the way around. we are going to continue to convene here and talk about things we saw that changed us, things we're excited to see, things we're kicking ourselves for missing, favorite theaters visited and hastily constructed in the backyard, good times with great friends, big ideas, small pleasures and all of the other wondrous things the world of cinema affords us. thank you to everyone for reading and contributing to the discussion in the blog's inaugural year. i appreciate it more than you know. be careful out there and let's see 2011 in in style.a kiss for luck and we're on our way. happy new year everyone.