Criterion Close-Up 11: January 2016 Releases & the Classic Film Blogosphere

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 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

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