Hi Peter--I am the producer of the doc SIDE BY SIDE and I just happened to read your DVD review today. Thanks for writing such an intelligent, conscientious and thoughtful piece. -Justin Szlasa
How cool is that? Firstly to think that he stumbled upon my review at Filmoria and secondly that he would take a moment to say such a kind thing. What a gentleman!
It's only the second time I've had a filmmaker contact me about a review and the first time was less pleasant. Once upon a time Jonathan Newman, the director of a film called Foster, tweeted to me saying my review was "interesting". It was a (generous) two star review and I said back to him that I wished I could put in every review 'but at least this guy got a film made which is an incredible achievement' but I thought people would get bored of reading that.
Anyway now I'm on a roll there was also the time one of the stars of My Brother the Devil tweeted this:
Thx 2 @filmoria 4 giving @mbtdfilm an Amazing review! *powerful performances nearing perfection* *endlessly complex* *purely entertaining*
— James Floyd (@iJamesFloyd) October 30, 2012
And the time Matt Reeves director of Cloverfield tweeted this:
@pturner1010 Really enjoyed your article, Peter.
— Matt Reeves (@mattreevesLA) March 5, 2011
Have you had any feedback from the wonderful people that make the movies we all love to watch and write about? Did you get as excited as me?