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Personal Film Goals for 2019

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Post by Hunziker » December 30th, 2018, 2:16 pm

joachimt wrote:
December 30th, 2018, 6:43 am
That seems like a tough goal, because some are only available to view at one place in the world. Maybe there are even some that can't be viewed at all, but I'm not an expert there.
You've got a point. It should read:
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December 30th, 2018, 5:57 am
7. Watch all publicly available Brakhage
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Post by maxwelldeux » December 30th, 2018, 7:20 pm

I think I'm going to go generic this year:

- More and better awards.
- Improve list ranks
- Improve overall rank

I'm low-key aiming at joining the Top 1000 club, but I have a couple lists that are going to make that hard this year (Box Office and 21st Century TSPDT).

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Post by joachimt » December 31st, 2018, 5:07 pm

joachimt wrote:
December 9th, 2018, 8:22 am
1. Finish iCM Forum's 1001 favorite movies (and refinish after the update): currently 2 left
2. Gold on iCM Forum's 500<400: currently 31 left
3. Finish TSPDT All Editions: currently 144 left

That's enough. I'm not doing a rewatch goal again, because I failed two years in a row.
I just updated the numbers in my post, because I've watched several since I posted this.
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Post by jocularities » January 1st, 2019, 2:31 am

I want to improve on total films watched. Aiming for 7 a week.

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Post by beavis » January 1st, 2019, 10:39 am

I have many goals, but here I want to highlight just this

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last year it was to get back in the top10 users for Cahiers and Junpo, this year it's going to be a bronze award on the Asian field guide.
I guess some of us can do this in like two weeks ;) but like I said, I have many other goals
this should be doable in a few months though, so lets see how far I can take it!

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Post by Gorro » January 1st, 2019, 3:40 pm

1. Keep up with my top 250 rank on each list.
2. Keep participating in the World Cup
3. Complete 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (71 to go)

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Post by klaus78 » January 1st, 2019, 3:56 pm

1. Finally finish TSPDT (63 to go)
2. Reach 500 favorites (11 to go)
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Post by mightysparks » January 2nd, 2019, 3:46 am

Made up a proper list of goals...

- Average at least one film a day
- Write mini-reviews for every film I watch
- Have less than 10 lists left for the Top 500 club (23 currently)
- Platinum on TSPDT (23 to go)
- Platinum on TSZDT (50 to go)
- Platinum on all IMDb lists except for Sport, Documentary and TV mini-series (12 left)
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Post by nimimerkillinen » January 2nd, 2019, 9:25 am

Maybe ill revisit my goals once in a while. Years before i forgot or/and got too depressed
25+ from 1969
10-15 from 1919
Especially movies from xxx9 years
They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? to 800 from 766
get to top 1000 on 10 more list (27 remaining)
366 Weird Movies (Certified Weird) get to 275 from 254 / 362
The 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films from 664 to 690
Doubling the Canon from 306 to 333
iCM Forum's 500<400 from 112 to 125

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Post by sebby » January 2nd, 2019, 9:46 am

I just want to get interested in watching films again. There are so many things I’m putting off watching because I’ve generally been in the wrong mood for anything and everything the last four or five months. Can’t even bring myself to watch the new Orson movie because I don’t want my current state of mind to ruin what could otherwise be a really great experience.

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Post by Onderhond » January 2nd, 2019, 9:54 am

I can be lazy and just copy my goals from last year:

- watch at least 1 new favorite every two weeks
- rewatch at least 1 old favorite every two weeks.

If all goes well, that means I'll be rounding my personal top 500 this year.

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Post by Traveller » January 3rd, 2019, 5:47 am

Some reasonable, some less so probably.

1. Bronze on Lola Award - Best Film (16/71)
2. Gold on Cannes Film Festival - Palme d'Or (55/91) & Venice Film Festival - Golden Lion (36/62)
3. 120 Awards in total (12 left)
4. Top 300 (currently #370)
5. Read Cinema 1: The Movement Image & Cinema 2: The Time-Image by Gilles Deleuze
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Post by Lonewolf2003 » January 3rd, 2019, 3:43 pm

My goals for 2019:

Main goals
  • Go to the cinema at least 4 times a month (two times to the Pathé and two times to the arthouse one)
  • Reach platinum on the (new) iCM Forum's 1001 Favourite Movies list (at 901 now)
  • Rewatch 100 movies that are in my all-time favorite list (or move into it after rewatching)
  • Watch the complete Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema boxset chronologically
  • Don't buy too much new stuff without having seen previously bought stuff first :sweat:
Extra credit in order:
  • Reach platinum on iCM Forum's Top 250 Favourite Movies of the Current Decade So Far before the decade is over. (234/250 now)
  • Complete the Film From Each iCM List Challenge (at 165/181 now)
  • Reach 190 of 250 in the Top 250 Directors challenge (at 167/250 now)

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Post by Knaldskalle » January 3rd, 2019, 5:38 pm

sebby wrote:
January 2nd, 2019, 9:46 am
I just want to get interested in watching films again. There are so many things I’m putting off watching because I’ve generally been in the wrong mood for anything and everything the last four or five months. Can’t even bring myself to watch the new Orson movie because I don’t want my current state of mind to ruin what could otherwise be a really great experience.
I know what you mean. I had that for something like 18 months. Just didn't feel like watching anything. It was a bit frustrating, but ultimately, the desire came back, although it was different, more "fragile." Right now, though, I'm just waiting for the kids to be put to bed so I can start watching my movie.
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Post by jeroeno » January 4th, 2019, 12:06 pm

1. Watch 36 films on all 36 official challenges
2. Get at least a bronze award on all of the official lists (currently 13 to go)
3. Watch all of the Olympic films on the Criterion list
4. Finally start watching Twin Peaks (1990 & 2017)
5. Finish the complete Monty Python's Flying Circus

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Post by Nathan Treadway » January 4th, 2019, 1:37 pm

One goal: Finish my 2016 watchlist. Still have a few hundred left on it.

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Post by Eva_L » January 5th, 2019, 10:30 am

My goals for 2019 so far:
  • Get ranked on every official list. (2 to go)
  • Reach 50 awards. (8 to go)
  • Watch all movies in 20 or more official lists. (71 to go)
  • Get into the top 2000 again and stay there.

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Post by Ebbywebby » January 5th, 2019, 11:48 am

I mostly add feature films to my watchlist in batches...around 25-30 at a time. For a month or so, I've been narrowing down a fresh set to add for the new year, but I've also pre-emptively watched 12-13 candidates along the way just to avoid adding them (I don't like my watchlist becoming too large, if possible). Some of these films included "Mother Joan of the Angels," "Threads," "The Lure," "Homo Sapiens," "One More Time with Feeling," "Tomorrow I'll Wake Up and Scald Myself with Tea," "The Other Side of Hope" (hrm, not so good) and "Solo: A Star Wars Story."

I still have 40 candidates left to research and sort through -- I'd rather not add much more than half of them. I don't add a stack like this more than a couple of times a year, so getting this process done is kind of a "goal." Otherwise, I don't have film goals beyond just continuing to see interesting/enjoyable stuff. Also, to make some new discoveries. If I were forced to declare rigid goals, they wouldn't have anything to do with ICM awards or rankings. I do loosely work on several pet lists such as Amos Vogel, 500<400, Criterion Collection, 366 Weird, ICM's favorite experimental/avant-garde movies, All Shorts on ICM Lists and Chaotic Cinema, but if I get to a place where none of the remaining films on those lists sound interesting, I'm fine with moving on.

I've long had an arbitrary goal to see every "unofficial" short under 46 minutes that appears on 13 or more lists, but the exasperating snarl of overlapping Academy Award lists has really fouled up this pursuit during the past year. I'm having to trudge through Oscar nominee after Oscar nominee, and most of them are conservative, goodie-goodie and just not fun. I may raise the cut-off threshold to 14 lists sometime soon, because the tally of eligible unseen shorts just keeps creeping upward. Currently, it's 60. Before the Oscar problem became so pronounced, the list's size typically wobbled around the upper 20s.
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Post by Nathan Treadway » January 5th, 2019, 8:41 pm

No worries. I can just add all the Oscar nominees to another list, just to annoy the hell out of you. :P

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Post by Ebbywebby » January 6th, 2019, 2:23 am

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Post by Fergenaprido » January 11th, 2019, 2:13 pm

2850 feature-length films - 247 to go (if I go crazy and hit 3000 films by the end of the year, someone please stage an intervention)
2150 short-length films - 252 to go
4700 checks - 222 to go
2650 official checks - 222 to go
<20 unseen films on ≥20 official lists - 43 to go
≥10 films from at least ≥50 countries - 18 countries to go
≥5 films from at least ≥75 countries - 27 countries to go

Finish outstanding goals from 2015 (11 goals) & 2016 (13 goals)
Finish all four old watchlists (2013-2016) - 40 to go
Finish 2017 watchlist - 27 to go
Finish 2018 watchlist - 41 to go
Was considering creating a new watchlist for 2019 of 50 queer films to honour the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, but instead of selecting 50 specific films, I'll simply aim to watch at least 50 queer films this year.
Watch at least 25 films that are at least 2½ hours long, including 10 films at least 3 hours long.

Even more basic goals this year. I want to fill in a lot of gaps this last year of the decade, and also focus more on my geographic expansion of film-watching in anticipation of the Project I want to run in 2020. I've set a bunch of individual goals for a lot of the lists, but I won't be keeping track of them here as it's not so important for me to hit those goals before the end of this year. And since I'm now past 25% of my all-time film goal, I'll aim for Tin awards on my decade and country/region breakdowns by the end of the year too: 5 decades ('10s, '20s, '40s, '50s, '70s - all of which are feasible) to go and 25 countries/regions (Great Britain, France, Japan, South Asia, Greater China, Italy, Spain, Russia, MENA, Korea, Iran, Poland, Sub-Saharan Africa, Czechia&Slovakia, Brazil, Portugal, Hungary, Romania, Greece, Turkey, Israel, Ireland, Baltics, Caucasus, Central Asia - 20 of which I'd say are feasible) to go.

Lastly, I want to get the number of notable* directors of which I haven't seen a single (feature-length) film to under 500 (currently at 561), including (finally) all of these prolific directors that I've somehow managed to avoid thus far: Herzog, M. Mann, Stone, Hackford, Haneke, W. Hill, Miike, Wood, August, Arthur Penn, Greenaway, Rohmer, Wajda, Cromwell, Dieterle, Brown, Robson, Hong, Lloyd, T. Perry
*Notable in that they've made at least 4 films and I track them in my spreadsheet

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Post by PGonzalez » January 11th, 2019, 6:25 pm

Just four:
  • Reach 45 awards (14 to go)
  • Reach bronze in Público's list (17 to go)
  • Get at least 1 check in every official list (15 to go)
  • Reach bronze in both sci-fi lists (14 & 17 to go)

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Post by maxwelldeux » January 11th, 2019, 6:46 pm

PGonzalez wrote:
January 11th, 2019, 6:25 pm
  • Reach bronze in both sci-fi lists (14 & 17 to go)
I hear the Sci-Fi/Fantasy challenge is a great place to work on this goal... :whistling:

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Post by PGonzalez » January 14th, 2019, 4:34 am

maxwelldeux wrote:
January 11th, 2019, 6:46 pm
PGonzalez wrote:
January 11th, 2019, 6:25 pm
  • Reach bronze in both sci-fi lists (14 & 17 to go)
I hear the Sci-Fi/Fantasy challenge is a great place to work on this goal... :whistling:
Not ready for challenges yet, but I'll try to participate in the Academy Award one next month, I have a lot of movies available that fit the criteria so why not? :)

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