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part of a small rebellion | by maryann johanson

happy 17th anniversary to FlickFilosopher.com

If I’d had a baby in 1997 instead of starting a film review website, that kid would be looking at colleges now.

Instead, I’ve produced:

• 3900+ reviews (it’s tough to get an exact count, for various boring reasons)
• 15,541 posts

And you’ve all contributed:

• 73,397 comments (since commenting became available when I moved the site to Movable Type sometime in 2005-6)

Not many movie sites that started in the 90s are still around… even fewer that have been run continuously by one person. Because there aren’t many people as relentless and pig-headed as me.

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  • LaSargenta

    Happy Anniversary!!

    Here’s to relentlessness.

  • hmmmmmmmm birthday cake…

  • RogerBW

    Happy site anniversary!

    Perhaps a birthday cake something like this?

  • misterb

    It was a different Internet 17 years ago, wasn’t it? Congratulations on sticking it out!

  • Dr. Rocketscience


  • Delish!

  • I was on dialup, for one.

  • Here’s to pigheadedness!

  • GeeksAreMyPeeps

    Happy Anniversary!

  • GeeksAreMyPeeps

    “Comments” were the reader emails that you posted from time to time.

  • Tonio Kruger

    Here’s to stubbornness and persistence!

    Happy anniversary, MaryAnn!!!

  • Happy anniversary!

    I was introduced to your site two years after it went up. A friend of mine said something about how a reviewer called Flick Filosopher had called the movie Message in a Bottle relationship porn. I thought that was hilarious and had to read the original post.

  • Aaron Jones

    A happy anniversary wish from me. Thanks for all your relentless work, and for continuing to write from your place of truth.

  • Judy

    Happy Anniversary and congratulations! You are spectacularly good at what you do. Nice having you on this planet.

  • Bluejay

    Happy Anniversary! Thank you for the reviews, the feminism, and the conversation.

  • BrianJKelly

    Happy anniversary!

  • Jan_Willem

    Happy anniversary! I only got to know the site in its early teens, but enjoyed seeing it grow up. Let’s hope you’ll find the courage (and some dough would be helpful, too) to keep up your good work.

  • David C-D

    And it was back on a Monday this year… somehow the anniversaries that fall on the original day of the week seem extra-special to me.


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