in Criterion Month, Podcast

With July less than two weeks away, it’s about time we draft our picks for Criterion Month once again. This is the annual podcast where the three of us take turns picking what movies from the Criterion Collection we’d like to review on this blog over the course of next month. Most years there aren’t a ton of stolen picks, and sorry to disappoint you, that is once again the case this year. That said, we all had a lot of fun talking about revered movies we haven’t seen yet but are excited to talk about in 30(ish) days of somewhat rushed reviews that are published just in time before the stroke of midnight.

Author Day July Spine Movie Director Country Year
Colin Friday 1 1033 The Cameraman Edward Sedgwick USA 1928
Sean Saturday 2 1104 Citizen Kane Orson Welles USA 1941
John Sunday 3 221 Ikiru Akira Kurosawa Japan 1952
Colin Monday 4 1015 Journey to the Beginning of Time Karel Zeman Czechoslovakia 1955
John Tuesday 5 315 Shoot the Piano Player François Truffaut France 1960
Colin Wednesday 6 945 A Raisin in the Sun Daniel Petrie USA 1961
Sean Thursday 7 679 The Tale of Zatoichi Kenji Misumi Japan 1962
John Friday 8 667 Seconds John Frankenheimer USA 1966
Colin Saturday 9 717 The Young Girls of Rochefort Jacques Demy France 1967
Sean Sunday 10 937 Dragon Inn King Hu Taiwan 1967
Sean Monday 11 841 Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance Kenji Misumi Japan 1972
Colin Tuesday 12 797 The New Land Jan Troell Sweden 1972
John Wednesday 13 1131 Pink Flamingos John Waters USA 1972
Colin Thursday 14 820 Fantastic Planet René Laloux France, Czechoslovakia 1973
Sean Friday 15 288 F for Fake Orson Welles USA 1975
Sean Saturday 16 978 One Sings, the Other Doesn’t Agnès Varda France 1977
Sean Sunday 17 773 Breaker Morant Bruce Beresford Australia 1980
Colin Monday 18 995 Polyester John Waters USA 1981
Colin Tuesday 19 535 Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence Nagisa Oshima UK, Japan 1983
John Wednesday 20 107 Mona Lisa Neil Jordan UK 1986
John Thursday 21 898 Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me David Lynch USA 1992
Sean Friday 22 453 Chungking Express Wong Kar Wai Hong Kong 1994
John Saturday 23 857 Before Sunrise Richard Linklater USA 1995
Sean Sunday 24 1074 Irma Vep Olivier Assayas France 1996
Sean Monday 25 485 The Last Days of Disco Whit Stillman USA 1998
Colin Tuesday 26 1097 Love & Basketball Gina Prince-Bythewood USA 2000
John Wednesday 27 858 Before Sunset Richard Linklater USA 2004
John Thursday 28 859 Before Midnight Richard Linklater USA 2013
Colin Friday 29 1005 Cold War Paweł Pawlikowski Poland 2018
John Saturday 30 1132 The Worst Person in the World Joachim Trier Norway 2021