Ignatiy VishnevetskyThis past September, movie fans received a big gift, 'At the Movies' would be back. Back in Roger Ebert's hands and back on public television. The show would feature the AP's Christy Lemire and NPR's Elvis Mitchell, with a slew of rotating guests including Kim Morgan and Omar Moore.

But last month, the soon-to-be-revived show hit a snag. Mitchell was out of the program, leaving a starring spot to fill. However, the Chicago Sun-Times and other sources revealed that two replacement choices were already being pondered: "a young male in his mid-20s with little or no experience as a movie critic or as a TV talent," or another critic said to be the "female version of tart-tongued former 'American Idol' judge Simon Cowell."

And now we'll just have to keep wondering who the female Cowell was because the 'At the Movies' team decided to go with the young man, Ignatiy Vishnevetsky.

Vishnevetsky might be a new name on the scene, but he's got a slew of solid references. He's a critic and essayist at Mubi.com (previously The Auteurs), which features streaming art-house and foreign films.