CCU16: February 2016 New Releases & The #CriterionBlogathon

Originally posted on Criterion Close-Up:
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…

Mulholland Drive – Innocence, Power, and Artifice

This post is part of the Criterion Blogathon, a collection of writings related to The Criterion Collection.  The blogathon is hosted by hosted by Criterion Blues, Silver Screenings, and Speakeasy. Follow the #CRITERIONBLOGATHON HQ.  Aaron West of Criterion Blues and I reviewed Mulholland Drive on the Criterion Close-Up podcast. Mulholland Drive has been described as an … More Mulholland Drive – Innocence, Power, and Artifice

Criterion Blogathon: Day 4 Recap

Originally posted on Speakeasy:
  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,…

CCU15: Code Unknown & the Career of Michael Haneke

Originally posted on Criterion Close-Up:
Aaron, Mark and Doug McCambridge from the Good Times, Great Movies podcast discuss this early work of Michael Haneke’s recently released on The Criterion Collection. We discuss the famous tracking shot, the way he explores culture, and of course the incomparable Juliette Binoche. We also discuss Haneke’s body of work,…

Criterion Blogathon, Day 1

Originally posted on Speakeasy:
Welcome to the first big day of the #CriterionBlogathon! The turnout, the variety of movies covered and the wealth of reading material being produced in conjunction with this event is already impressive, and to help you follow along and find it all, we present this first daily roundup. From all these truly…