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.
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: