Sunday, November 4, 2012

A Quick Blog Update

Ho-hum.  It’s always hard to shake that melancholic feeling that follows the realization that another Halloween has come and gone.  Although my blog isn’t exclusively confined to the Horror, it’s always fun to devote an entire month to one of my favorite genres.  As I think of upcoming features, however, it’s time to pause and reflect on the month that just passed.  October was a watershed month for Cinematic Catharsis, with two major milestones: on October 3rd, I quietly celebrated my blog’s second anniversary, and my pageviews nearly quadrupled, compared to October 2011.  Not too shabby.  Anyway, I couldn’t do it without you, dear readers, so I wanted to take a moment to give a big, heartfelt thanks to everyone who’s stuck with me this long, and as well as those who just recently started following my cinematic ramblings.

And now for something completely different… I also wanted to announce that I’ll be returning with my month-long exploration of Japanese cinema in January 2013, with Japan-uary II.  This has been one of my favorite theme months, by far, so I hope you’ll join me again as I explore some familiar and unfamiliar territory (and forgive me as I stumble through cultural misinterpretations).  As always, I’m open to suggestions.  If you’d like to see me cover a specific film, or have an idea for a new theme month, feel free to drop me a line.

Stay tuned…


  1. Congrats for this great month of October Barry! Now I can't wait for Japanuary II!

  2. Many thanks! I think I have an interesting lineup of movies in store.