Aaron, Mark and Kristina Dijan talk about the recently announced January 2016 Criterion Collection releases. We also delve into the film blogosphere. There is a huge blogging community that spans across multiple platforms, social or technological, and Kristina is at the heart of that community.

Show notes:

Special Guest: Kristina Dijan from Speakeasy. You can find her on Twitter.

Outline: 0:00 – Intro, Welcome, Housekeeping 17:25 – News 27:30 – January 2016 Releases 52:15 – The Film Blogosphere


Criterion Blogathon – Deadline for submissions this Friday, 10/23.

Alambrista – first Criterion Short Cuts episode.

InSession Film: 99 Homes, The Third Man

New header image at Criterion Blues. Thanks, Aaron Bird.

Jean Grémillon During the Occupation – giveaway. Listen for details. US only.


Criterion Current: Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson – The Graduate mention.

Cohen Media Acquires Merchant-Ivory.

Criterion Instagram Nerdist – More on new Wes Anderson project.

January 2016 Releases

The Complete Lady Snowblood Bitter Rice The American Friend Inside Llewyn Davis Gilda

The Film Blogosphere

Movie Musings and Podcastings – Mark’s new blog.

Reader Programs:

WordPress, Feedly, Reeder

Blogathon Info:

Classic Movie Hub’s Blogathon page. Great Villain Blogathon Aaron’s The Blob contribution to the Great Villain ‘thon. Beach Party Blogathon Classic Movie History Blogathon Last year’s O Canada Blogathon.

Veteran Bloggers:

Classic Film & TV Cafe Shroud of Thoughts Greenbriar Picture Shows Laura’s Misc Musings Self-styled SirenThe Stop Button

Blogs Mentioned:

Mike’s Take on Movies Blonde at the Film Movies Silently Now Voyaging House of Self Indulgence Wonders in the Dark Interested in Sophisticated Fun Criterion Reflections Rupert Pupkin Speaks Pre-Code.com Outspoken and Freckled Aurora’s Gin Joint Cinematically Insane

Blogger Groups:

Classic Movie Blog Association – eBook here and here. Classic Movie Hub


TCM Party on Twitter TCM Film Festival

Where to Find Us:

Mark Hurne: Twitter | Letterboxd Aaron West: Twitter | Blog | Letterboxd Criterion Close-Up: Twitter | Email

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