My name is Keith Andrew Hathaway, the owner of Can't Stop the Movies, and cohost, editor, and producer of the podcast Changing Reels. What started as a blog among friends has become a passion of mine, and as they began teaching or doctoral work I continued with Can't Stop the Movies to build on the solid foundation we started on. Can't Stop the Movies now boasts over 1,500 reviews, various think-pieces, and director projects where myself and an occasional partner go through every movie in a director's filmography.
Why Patreon?Between rentals, tickets, paying my partners for their contributions, internet, rentals, and so on the costs build up. Throw in the fact that I've got a wife plus four cats who all enjoy food in some kind of enclosed shelter from time to time, and the desire for compensation grows. At the height of Can't Stop the Movies' success the site generated 4,000 hits a day and I made the decision not to advertise on the site. I want to keep Can't Stop the Movies ad-free while building the community back to that level, so Patreon it is.
The contribution relationship:I want you to contribute because you like my work, want to see Can't Stop the Movies continue, and experience more in the future. As an initial bonus, I'm going to do a Patreon-only podcast where I break down movies, TV shows, and video games.
What you're contributing to:
The big one.
Contributing to Can't Stop the Movies means I'll be adding to the 1,500+ reviews already available, new director projects like a planned deep dive into the films of Zack Snyder, and dipping more into the well of television like my look at season 2 of True Detective.
My latest project is in its infancy and you have the chance to shape its future. Pixels In Praxis is my attempt at deepening the ongoing critical discussion about video games and their affect. When I'm joined in conversation, I pay the contributor, and supporting Can't Stop the Movies means also supporting my partners when they dive in with me.
While Changing Reels is more adjacent to than directly part of Can't Stop the Movies, supporting Can't Stop the Movies also means supporting Changing Reels - so consider it a bonus.