Criterion Blogathon: Day 4 Recap

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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): 


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)


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

Cinematic Catharsis – Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

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

Filmscreed – L’avventura (1960) 

Movies, Silently – Pool Sharks (1915) 

Tomorrow is English part three, 1981 to present, hosted by Aaron at Criterion BluesYou 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.


10 thoughts on “Criterion Blogathon: Day 4 Recap”

  1. Great day! Congratulations to all the awardees! Thanks for the opportunity to participate in the first Criterion Blogathon. 2 more days!

  2. I noticed no one seems to have reviewed Kurosawa’s Rashomon, which I just saw recently. Is it too late to participate?

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