I am AWFJ’s Spotlight profile for September

It’s in honor of FlickFilosopher.com’s 20th anniversary this month. My friend and colleague Nikki Baughan wrote a lovely and generous essay about me and my work. A taste:

Over the past two decades, MaryAnn has witnessed a sea change in film criticism, with the rise of the internet and social media ushering in hundreds of new writers and sites. She has not only managed to endure, however, but thrive. She has done so, she says, by staying true to herself, and not allowing herself to be compromised by trends of the day.

You can read the whole thing at the Alliance of Women Film Journalists. There’s also a gallery of how the site’s design has evolved over the years, most of which had to be grabbed from the Internet Archive. (You can explore the history of this site there if you like.) Unfortunately, some images are missing from the archived pages, and nothing has been captured from the very early AOL-hosted days of this site. It never occurred to me to save screengrabs. I never would have imagined I’d be around so long, or that anyone would care what the site once looked like.

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RogerBW
RogerBW
Fri, Sep 01, 2017 6:00pm

Congratulations, on both the anniversary and the spotlight profile.

susmart3
susmart3
Sat, Sep 02, 2017 2:18am

Hooray for you! Acknowledged longevity of work!

Dale Snow
Dale Snow
Sat, Sep 02, 2017 11:27am

Happy 20th, MaryAnn!

Dent
Dent
Sat, Sep 02, 2017 3:12pm

Congrats, I had no idea just how long you’ve been doing this.

Bluejay
Bluejay
Wed, Sep 06, 2017 2:10pm

Great article and congratulations!

Tonio Kruger
Tonio Kruger
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 7:44am

Happy 20th, Ms.Johanson! Congrats as well on the spotlight profile.