The Criterion Blogathon Roster & Schedule


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The #CriterionBlogathon is almost over and so this page has been updated to archive all the wonderful posts for you to visit anytime. Scroll down to see all the daily selections and themes, with links to the recap posts. Enjoy!  

Original schedule announcement, Oct 28:

The #CriterionBlogathon is only weeks away and today we’re happy to present the final roster and schedule.

The Blogathon will take place over six days, Monday, November 16th through Saturday, November 21st. Topics have been divided into six regions, eras and language groups, with your co-hosts Aaron, Ruth and Kristina taking turns overseeing activity, tweeting and compiling the links back to your writing.

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Please take a moment to find yourself on this schedule so you know which day you will post, and please let us know if you see any errors. If you are unable to post on your day, your url will be added to the #CriterionBlogathon HQ and archive page here, but you’ll miss being part of that day’s promo and also might miss your chance to win one of the prizes (which you can read more about here). So try to stay with the schedule or:


Thanks everybody for your enthusiasm and involvement. We’re all excited to see this event kick off and enjoy what is bound to be some great film writing!

The schedule:

Monday Nov. 16: English part one, Up to 1947, hosted by Kristina/Speakeasy



Movies, Silently – Pool Sharks (1915) 

An Ode to Dust – Safety Last! (1923)

Hometowns to Hollywood – The Freshman (1925)

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Second Sight Cinema – Lonesome (1928)

Grand Old Movies – Island of Lost Souls (1932) -our selection for most humorous

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog – The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

Cinema Gadfly – Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies – Rebecca (1940) 

Classic Movie Man – The Lady Eve (1941)

A Shroud of Thoughts – That Hamilton Woman (1941)

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In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood – To Be Or Not To Be (1942) – selection for great research and background

Love Letters to Old Hollywood – Heaven Can Wait (1943)

Cinema Monolith – Ministry of Fear (1944)

Back to Golden DaysArsenic and Old Lace (1944)

The Mookes and Gripes – Brief Encounter (1945)

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Aurora’s Gin Joint – My Darling Clementine (1946) – selection for its portrait of the director John Ford

F for Films – Notorious (1946)

Now Voyaging – Ride the Pink Horse (1946)

Silverbluesnow – The Killers (1946)


Wolffian Classics Movies Digest – The Thief of Bagdad (1940)

Cinematic Frontier – The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)

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Sister Celluloid – Green for Danger (1946)  – selection for its original take on a mystery set in WW2

Tuesday Nov. 17: European (France, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Czech, Mexico), hosted by Aaron/Criterion Blues



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Criterion Affection – Children of Paradise (1945) – Michele may have a small word count, but it’s the image that matters. She illustrated a gorgeous picture about her subject!

The Cinematic Frontier – Beauty and the Beast (1946)

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CineMaven’s Essays From the Couch – Quai des Orfevres (1947) – Theresa makes us laugh with her comical take on a French classic and her taste in pastries.

Ferdy on Films – Jour de Fete (1949)

Lady Eve’s Reel Life – La Ronde (1950)

Silverbluesnow – The Earrings of Madame de… (1953)

The Stop Button – Diabolique (1955)

The Film Tank – Rififi (1955)

Pioneer Pride – Elevator to the Gallows (1957)

Confessions of a Broccoli Addict – Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)

Film Grimoire – The Testament of Orpheus (1960)

Movie Mania Madness – A Woman is a Woman (1961)

4 Star Films – Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)

Midnight Only – Belle du jour (1967)

4 Star Films – The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967)

filmvulture – Army of Shadows (1969)

Robert Regan Guest at CineMaven’s Essays From the Couch – Love on the Run (1979)


portraitsbyjenni – Babette’s Feast (1987)


Smitten Kitten Vintage – Pandora’s Box (1929)

Aperture Reviews – M (1931)

Serendipitous Anachronisms – The Threepenny Opera (1931)

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SkeletonPete – Vampyr (1932) – Pete wins for mixing up academic research with mining the DVD extras.

The Lonely Critic – The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant (1972)

Moon in Gemini – Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)


unfocusedframes – Umberto D (1952)

filmscreed – L’Avventura (1960) Commentary

The Jump Cut at Lime Fiesta – Salo, or 120 Days of Sodom (1975) (NSFW!)


Krell Laboratories – Viridiana (1961)

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Psychoplasmics – Cronos (1993) – Winner for the great portrait of Guillermo Del Toro.


Sweet Freedom – The Virgin Spring (1960)


Classic Movie Night – Y tu mamá también (2001)

Wednesday Nov. 18: English part two, 1947 to 1980, hosted by Ruth/Silver Screenings 


Awarded to Film Dirt for Eraserhead
Awarded to Film Dirt for Eraserhead


Awarded to Micro-Brewed Reviews for Fiend Without a Face
Awarded to Micro-Brewed Reviews for Fiend Without a Face

Awarded to Cinema Versus for The Brood
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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)

Cinematic Catharsis – Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

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

That Other Critic – 12 Angry Men (1957)

The Round Place in the Middle – 3:10 to Yuma (1957)

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

Wide Screen World – Spartacus (1960)

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

Silver Scenes – Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)

Interested in Sophisticated Fun? – Two Lane Blacktop (1971)

House of Self-Indulgence – Grey Gardens (1975)

CineMaven’s Essays from the Couch – Love on the Run

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)

Thursday Nov. 19: Asian (Hong Kong, India, Iran, Japan, Russia, Taiwan), hosted by Kristina/Speakeasy



aMediocreGatsby – Chungking Express (1995)


Totally Filmi – Charulata (1964)


Pinnland Empire – Close-up and Taste of Cherry (double feature)

Silverbluesnow – Certified Copy (2010)


Mookes and Gripes – Mr. Thank You (1936)

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Brian Camp’s Film and Anime blog – Sanshiro Sugata (1943) most entertaining/humorous post

Critica Retro – Late Spring (1949) (use the handy translate button on this blog)

Laura’s Miscellaneous Musings – Early Summer (1951)

Silver Screenings – Ikiru (1952)

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The Terrible Claw Reviews – Godzilla (1954) selection for most original

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Yes, I Know – The Seven Samurai (1954) selection for best research

Pioneer Pride – I Will Buy You (1956)

Projected Perspectives – An Autumn Afternoon (1962)

Caftan Woman – Sanjuro (1962)

Destroy All Fanboys! – High and Low (1963)


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Coffee Gone Cold – Yi Yi (2000) selection for best portrait (of Edward Yang)

Friday Nov. 20: English part three, 1981 to today, hosted by Aaron/Criterion Blues



Pop Culture Pundit – The Musical Pulse of Andrew Haigh’s “Weekend.”

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Marvel Presents Salo – Beastie Boys Video Anthology

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A Scunner Darkly – The Unbearable Lightness of Being 

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Checkpoint Telsar – Robocop


Superfluous Film Commentary – Paris, Texas (1984)

Checkpoint Telstar RoboCop (1987)

A Scunner Darkly – The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)

MovieRob – Do the Right Thing (1989)

Tales from the Border – Mystery Train (1989)

Reel Distracted – Dazed and Confused (1993)

MovieRob – The Rock (1996)

Loud Green Bird – Being John Malkovich (1999)

Marvel Presents Salo – Beastie Boys Video Anthology (2000)

Movie Musings and Podcastings – Mulholland Drive (2001)

Nerdy but Flirty – The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

MovieRob – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)


Wonders in the Dark – A Room with a View (1985)

Defiant Success – Insignificance (1985)

Journeys in Darkness and Light – Fish Tank (2009)

Pop Culture Pundit – Weekend (2011)


Our Planet Burke – Scanners (1981)

Marvel Presents Salo – Videodrome (1983)

Saturday Nov. 21: Essays and box sets, hosted by Ruth/Silver Screenings with Aaron and Kristina


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



Spellbound by Movies – Judex (1963) 

Threedonia – Christianity in European Cinema 

Nitrate Diva – 5 Movies That Made me a Cinephile 

The Movie Rat – The Tin Drum 

Cinema Cities – Classic Film Noir in the Criterion Collection

Outspoken & Freckled – The Silence of the Lambs (1991) 


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115 thoughts on “The Criterion Blogathon Roster & Schedule”

  1. Reblogged this on Pioneer Pride and commented:
    Very impressive line-up for the #CriterionBlogathon . Thank you very much for the hard work of our hosts @CriterionBlues @Speakeasy and @Silverscreenings for coordinating this week long event.

  2. Fantastic to see so many films from around the world being featured. Will have to investigate a few of the blogs mentioned I am on the look out for blogs that focus on more world cinema (awful phrase I know) to add to my RSS reader. Look forward to reading what I am sure will be some fascinating posts.

    1. This is a nice bonus of these events, everyone seems to find so many new blogs and friends. Love the variety, truly covers every area you can think of!

      1. It was a pleasure – Thanks for including me in the Blogathon. Can’t wait to read some of the other posts!

  3. Hello all. It’s an easy enough mistake to make but in the interest of accuracy Fiend Without a Face should be under the United Kingdom banner.

  4. Just as a clarification, when the post has been, well, posted, do I notify the person doing the recap for the day that I am scheduled for?
    Also, not to be a jerk, but my blog name is typo-ed on this post. It says “The Other Critic” instead of “That Other Critic.”
    Thanks for your time!

    1. Thanks, I’ll fix that up asap! you can let anyone of us know, here or twitter or anywhere, we’re all work behind the curtain 🙂

  5. I did a post over two years ago about In The Realm of the Senses, but I forgot to put the specific URL for that post I made in my first submission form. I corrected it and put it in the second.

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