It’s already Day 3 of the #CriterionBlogathon!

This is an incredible blogging event, due to the knowledge about – and insightful analysis of – a variety of film subjects. You want to read some of the smartest writing on film? You’ve come to the right blogathon.

Today we’re focusing on English-language films from 1947-1980. You’ll be impressed by the collection of essays below – we guarantee it.

But first, we’d like to hand out today’s awards:


Awarded to Plot and Theme for Macbeth

Awarded to Plot and Theme for Macbeth


Speakeasy – In Cold Blood (1967)

Old Hollywood Films – Red River (1948)

Film Ruminations – The Third Man (1949)

Mildred’s Fatburgers – Shock Corridor (1953)

billwhite1951 – All that Heaven Allows (1955)

Mike’s Take on the Movies – Jubal (1956)

That Other Critic – 12 Angry Men (1957)

The Oak Drive-In – The Haunted Strangler (1958)

Wide Screen World – Spartacus (1960)

The Last Drive-In – Carnival of Souls (1962)

House of Self-Indulgence – Grey Gardens (1975)

Movie Movie Blog Blog – All That Jazz (1979) – The Black Stallion (1979)


Twenty Four Frames – A Hard Day’s Night (1964)

Mildred’s Fatburgers – Watership Down (1979)


Cinema Versus – The Brood (1979)


Last-minute posts from Monday and Tuesday:

Second Sight Cinema – Lonesome (1928)

filmscreed – L’Avventura (1960) Commentary

Smitten Kitten Vintage – Pandora’s Box (1929)

Tomorrow, Kristina of Speakeasy will host bloggers reviewing films from Asia (Hong Kong, India, Iran, Japan, Russia, Taiwan). You can see the whole roster here. Thanks to everyone for your wonderful contributions today!

Day 1 Recap

Day 2 Recap

Just a reminder to our participating bloggers: If you were scheduled for today and you post after this recap is uploaded, you’ll be included in a special section in tomorrow’s recap.

Happily blogging about old movies and using the royal "We".

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