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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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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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Horror Movie Month: “Vampyr” (1932)

Horror Movie Month: “Vampyr” (1932)

“There exist certain beings whose very lives seem bound by invisible chains to the supernatural. They crave solitude. To be alone and dream – their imagination is so developed that their vision reaches beyond that of most men.”  Let’s end our Horror Movie Month with a movie that crosses boundaries in a similar vein as “House” from last year in that it’s a horror movie from the Criterion Collection. We owe so much in terms of horror films to the…

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The Criterion Reviews: “Heart of a Dog” (2015)

The Criterion Reviews: “Heart of a Dog” (2015)

“What are days for? To wake us up. To put between the endless nights. What are nights for? To fall through time in to another world.” Welcome back to another Criterion Collection review. It has been a while since we’ve done one of these hasn’t it? Why the long break? Honestly because I got stuck writing one that I wasn’t prepared for, could never get it to work, and decided to take a break from them that turned out to…

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The Criterion Reviews: “Monty Python’s Life of Brian” (1979)

The Criterion Reviews: “Monty Python’s Life of Brian” (1979)

Let’s move into something a little bit lighter for our next Criterion review. With all three of my past reviews being dark historical documentaries (“Night and Fog” / “Shoah”) or crazy horror (“House”), something a bit more fun and light-hearted was very much needed to offset the darkness of the past 3. And so I was shocked to discover one of the biggest surprises contained within the ranks of the Criterion collection: “Monty Python’s Life of Brian” (1979). Yes….I am dead…

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