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A Ranking of the MCU

A Ranking of the MCU

Out of all of the film trends I have seen grow and take hold in my lifetime, by far the biggest has been the rise and credibility of the superhero movie and the shared universe motif. It’s a concept that you now see everywhere for better for worse and every studio now seems to be making some large scale attempt at creating their own. But the primary one that started this trend in the modern mainstream cinematic world and has…

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The Criterion Reviews: “Carnival of Souls” (1962)

The Criterion Reviews: “Carnival of Souls” (1962)

“The world is so different in daylight. But in the dark, your fantasies get so out of hand. In the daylight, everything falls back into place again.” When I started doing Criterion Reviews, my hope was that it would not only get me to see more arthouse and artistic films on a level above the standard mainstream fair but also get me more familiar and comfortable with different genres of films that I might otherwise have never seen before. That…

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Mindful Movies: “Loving Vincent” (2017)

Mindful Movies: “Loving Vincent” (2017)

“You want to know so much about his death but what do you know of his life?”  I’ve honestly never been the biggest art person in the world. I have my favorite artists here and there and can definitely appreciate the joy and beauty of spending an afternoon in an art museum meditating on the pieces around you. However it’s never been something I’ve been wanting to delve into and learn more about on a regular basis. The one exception…

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The Criterion Reviews: “Jabberwocky” (1977)

The Criterion Reviews: “Jabberwocky” (1977)

The Criterion Collection Reviews return! This year I hope to make a more substantial effort in getting Criterion reviews out at least once a month or more. I find these films to be interesting, extremely fun to delve into, and well worth the time and energy to seek out and review as I feel that many of them don’t really get the attention that other more mainstream films of lesser quality garner in the current cinematic landscape. As a brief…

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The Cinematic Yogi: Blog Plans for 2018

The Cinematic Yogi: Blog Plans for 2018

2018 is going to be a very big year for me personally in many ways. I have a lot of different things I plan on pursuing as well as several big events taking place this year. But to start off the year, I wanted to revamp my blog a little and give it a bit more of a focus compared to previous years. With that being said, I have renamed the blog “The Cinematic Yogi” with these changes coming into…

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Best of 2017 / Goals for 2018

Best of 2017 / Goals for 2018

2017 has been a crazy year full of challenges, hellos and goodbyes, and major accomplishments for me. But as per the norm, I wanted to do a brief closing 2017 post and 2018 goals post before I really get in to the meat of how things are going to change with the blog next year which you’ve probably already been noticing off and on. With that being said, let’s get into my lists for the year:   FAVORITE NEW 2017…

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