Criterion Close-Up 16: February 2016 Releases & the #CriterionBlogathon

Aaron, Mark, Kristina Dijan (Speakeasy) and Ruth Kerr (Silver Screenings) discuss the February 2016 Criterion Collection line-up and then we delve into the Criterion Blogathon, which was an epic experience for all of us. We talk about some of the behind the scenes info, give out prizes, talk about the social media thrills with the #CriterionBlogathon, and give our thanks to all who participated.

Outline: 0:00 – Intro, Housekeeping 9:20 – News & February Releases 38:40 – Criterion Blogathon


Kristina – Speakeasy Blog | Twitter Ruth – Silver Screenings Blog | Twitter

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Dont Look Back Ruth’s Ikiru review Kristina’s In Cold Blood review Aaron’s The Apu Trilogy Review

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Kitchen Conservations: Gaspar Noé

February 2016 Releases

Criterion Cast The Newsstand

The Emigrants/The New Land

The Kid

Death by Hanging

The Graduate

I Knew Her Well

Criterion Blogathon

Recap, Day One: English Language Films released before 1947 Recap, Day Two: Europe and Mexico Recap, Day Three: English Language Films, 1947-1980. Recap, Day Four: Asian Cinema Recap.Day Five: English Language films, 1981 to present. Recap, Day Six: Essays and Box Sets.

Complete Roster

F For Films – Favorites from the Criterion Blogathon

Grand Prizes:

Research: Cinematic Scribblings Portrait: Coffee Gone Cold Originality: Criterion Affection Humorous: CineMaven’s Essays from the Couch

Where to Find Us:

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