Criterion Blogathon: Day 6 Recap

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This has been amazing.

Today was the last day of the Criterion Blogathon, a blogging event that celebrates some of the best films in the world.

Films covered include Hollywood classics, art house flicks, foreign films and cult classics. The essays presented over the past six days are inspiring, amusing, challenging and thought-provoking.

The blogathon is dedicated to Criterion, but it’s also an expression of love for the art of filmmaking in all its forms. On behalf of Aaron at Criterion Blues, Kristina at Speakeasy and yours truly, thank you for supporting this incredible blogging experience.

Wait – there’s more! On Sunday, November 22, tune into a special episode of Criterion Close-Up, hosted by Aaron and Mark, with guests Kristina of Speakeasy and yours truly. We’ll be discussing the Criterion Blogathon and debating our favorites. It promises to be a lively discussion!

Below are the final set of posts. But first! We want to hand out some awards.

Awarded to Criterion Reflections
Awarded to Criterion Reflections for the portrait of Charlie Chaplin


Awarded to Cinematic Scribblings
Awarded to Cinematic Scribblings for the series on Antoine Doinel


Awarded to The Criterion Completion
Awarded to The Criterion Completion for the essay on Collecting Criterion


Most Entertaining (Humorous) Awarded to Make Mine Criterion
Most Entertaining (Humorous) Awarded to Make Mine Criterion for the Top 10 List


Criterion Blues – The Apu Trilogy

The Wonderful World of Cinema – Three Wicked Melodramas

// Lillybelle Production – The Lower Depths (1936 vs. 1957)

Wrong Reel – 3 Silent Classics by Josef von Sternberg

Cinematic Scribblings – The Adventures of Antoine Doinel (5-part series)


Jahnke’s Electric Theatre – Criterion and Animation

Make Mine Criterion! – (My) Top Ten List

Wolffian Classic Movies Digest – Thief of Bagdad Arabian Fantasies

The Joy and Agony of Movies – Nicolas Roeg

The Criterion Completion – Collecting Criterion

Criterion Reflections – Chaplin on Criterion Through the Decades (1910s – 1950s)

Silverbluesnow – British Hitchcock in the Collection

Silver Scenes – The Powell and Pressburger Films

Unrequited Love – Lars von Trier, Director

In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood – Barbara Stanwyck

OnCriterion – Criterion and the Spine Number

The Movie Rat – The Tin Drum: A Critical Ode in Picaresque (Part 1)

Threedonia – Christianity in European Cinema

Cinema Cities – Classic Film Noir in the Criterion Collection


CineMaven’s Essays from the Couch – Love on the Run (guest post by Robert Regan)

The Round Place in the Middle – 3:10 to Yuma

Outspoken and Freckled – The Silence of the Lambs

Nitrate Diva – 5 Movies that Made Me a Cinephile

Spellbound by Movies – Judex

In case you want to catch up on any reviews you may have missed, here are links to the daily recaps:

Day 1 Recap

Day 2 Recap

Day 3 Recap

Day 4 Recap

Day 5 Recap

14 thoughts on “Criterion Blogathon: Day 6 Recap

  1. I have to admit, Ruth, that every day of this Blogathon brought together such a great collection of movies. Some I’d forgotten about but there were others that I had never seen nor heard of. Thanks to this event — and Netfilx — I now have a list of films to watch when “there’s nothing good on TV.”


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