In January, Film.com laid off editor David Ehrlich and folded operations into its corporate sibling, MTV. As of this afternoon, the site, which was founded in 2006, has now ceased operations altogether, with Kate Erbland’s September 29 review of “Gone Girl” apparently being the final new post. (Anxieties, spread via Twitter, that the site’s content would be removed proved unfounded, at least for now.) The unsigned farewell notice reads as follows:
That’s a wrap! While we’re riding off into the celluloid sunset, you’ll still be able to access all of the great content and reviews. For all your current movie needs, head over to MTV News. Thank you to all of those who have contributed and read over the years.
As Ingmar Bergman once said: “Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.”
So long, Film.com, and thanks for all the fish.