Today the Criterion Blogathon is focusing on Asian cinema, with these great articles touching on everything from samurai and kaiju to baseball and judo to intimate family stories and personal epics. From all these truly excellent posts, we recognize a few for their unique approaches. Join us again tomorrow on social media via #CriterionBlogathon.
Asian (Hong Kong, India, Iran, Japan, Taiwan):
Brian Camp’s Film and Anime blog – Sanshiro Sugata (1943) most entertaining/humorous post
The Terrible Claw Reviews – Godzilla (1954) selection for most original
Yes, I Know – The Seven Samurai (1954) selection for best research
Coffee Gone Cold – Yi Yi (2000) selection for best portrait (of Edward Yang)
POSTS FROM PREVIOUS DAYS:
Tomorrow is English part three, 1981 to present, hosted by Aaron at Criterion Blues. You can see the whole roster here, with all this week’s recaps added as they’re posted. Thanks to everyone for your wonderful contributions today and your incredible enthusiasm, hard work and fine writing.
Reminder to 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.