Strange that this hasn’t been brought up on the forums yet as this seems like pretty big news. I’ve seen this show up on a dozen sites I frequent and it’s even on the front page of the site.
“Christy Lemire of The Associated Press and Ignatiy Vishnevetsky of Mubi.com will be the co-hosts of “Ebert Presents at the Movies.” The two experienced and respected critics will also introduce special segments featuring other contributors and the Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Roger Ebert."
I’ve enjoyed Ignatiy’s pieces on Mubi in the past and am excited for this new iteration of Ebert’s show. Does anybody think this will bring an influx of users? Does this make you want to see the show more?
This is so money! I’m amazed at the prevalence Mubi has been able to attain over the last two years. It’s like seeing a little baby grow up. Congratulations Ignatiy.
With every bit of huge publicity we always get an influx of new users, a bevy of new threads, and the vets get angry. I see it happening again. But with the bad comes the good. More acclaim and presence in the film industry and more opportunities to do more with Garage and films shown. I say bring it.
That’s really good news! I hope Mubi keeps growing and events like this keep ocurring.
Good news. Cool!
I still love that article on JCVD.
I’m freaking excited. I have no idea what the show is going to be like (ell…kinda), but I DO know that Ignaty knows his effing shite, and so this should be awesome! :D
Roger Ebert has a new show? That should be…awkward.
Very cool. Ignatiy’s my favorite Notebook contributor.
Here’s a demo from a few months ago for the new concept shot when Elvis Mitchell was involved. I kind of like this concept.
I’m hoping this is successful, I used to stay up late to watch Siskel & Ebert on Fox 5 in NYC Sunday nights; while people (myself included) may have complained about them and dumped on the a bit through the years, they were early exposure to more offbeat films & discussion of them. Hopefully they can continue to introduce viewers to new films and criticism and cause them to look into it more.
Good luck to Ignatiy.
Thank you for the kind words, folks.
Congrats Ignatiy! I think you’re a great choice for the gig, and I’ll be interested to see how it goes. The thing I’m wondering about most is how you’re going to approach the gig since many of your reviews here tend to come from a more oblique angle than is traditional for mainstream critics. I’m hoping you keep that up, but I imagine there will be some tension between your approach and the expectations of the general audience which is seen as wanting more direct “it’s good” or “it’s bad” sort of reviews.
That’s so wonderful, congratulations!
“With every bit of huge publicity we always get an influx of new users, a bevy of new threads, and the vets get angry. I see it happening again. But with the bad comes the good.”
That’s probably because we always get threads like “waht’s your favourite movie of teh Spelberg career” (more list threads? Stop the lists! Spielberg? Too “mainstream” for mubi-volks) or junk about God knows what…
Congrats Ignatiy. Well-deserved.
Congratulations! Psyched to see you on the show!
Jeff Wells questions how Ignaity’s name will play. More amusingly, his commenter DiscoNap says:
just looked at Mubi for the first time ever. Does kind of seem to be a twattish hell. But the fact that the Off-Topic: NFL forum seems to be by far the largest is pretty heartening.
Haha, perhaps if Ignatiy wears a hockey uniform american viewers will be able to spell his name:)
If Iron Man 2 and Death at a Funeral are the kinda films they’re going to be reviewing.. at best I’m sceptical. ’Women’s pictures’ rolls eyes art isn’t gender specific…
They Americanized Death at a Funeral? :(
Congratulations though Ignatiy, tremendous!
Congrats too. Will be interesting to see how this works out.
watched it and loved it!
can’t wait for next week!!!!
I hope this means we can finally go back to THE AUTEURS
he did a very good job, as did his co-host and the contributors.
I really enjoyed the format of the show, cannot wait to see Ignatiy
pan something. He liked everything, even things he did not sound like he enjoyed.