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Personal Film Goals for 2019

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Post by matthewscott8 » February 3rd, 2019, 3:13 pm

Quick question. I realised as I came close to my first platinum that the composition of lists changes a fair bit such that you tend to lose platinum quite easily. Are there any "dead" I.e. unchanging lists that people found it enjoyable to complete?

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Post by OldAle1 » February 3rd, 2019, 3:24 pm

matthewscott8 wrote:
February 3rd, 2019, 3:13 pm
Quick question. I realised as I came close to my first platinum that the composition of lists changes a fair bit such that you tend to lose platinum quite easily. Are there any "dead" I.e. unchanging lists that people found it enjoyable to complete?
I like all the BFI lists, and AFAIK those don't change. I just finished the science fiction one a few days ago and while there are certainly some films on it that I dislike or don't find great, and there are some masterpieces missing (notably Stalker), I think that it, and all the BFI lists that I've looked at closely, offer much more interesting cross-sections of genres than other similar-sized (100) lists do. I'm 5 away from finishing the western list and I'm sure I'll do that this year, and I may work on the musicals list soon.

And of course the various awards lists - apart from the Oscar nominees list - only add one film every year, and never drop any, so you can easily maintain your standing on those once you've completed them.

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Post by frbrown » February 3rd, 2019, 3:27 pm

matthewscott8 wrote:
February 3rd, 2019, 3:13 pm
Are there any "dead" I.e. unchanging lists that people found it enjoyable to complete?
50 Greatest Cartoons (which is probably also the easiest Platinum on the site)
100 Essential Film Noir

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Post by erde » February 3rd, 2019, 4:23 pm

A.V. Club - The best films of the '00s
AFI's 100 years...100 movies
Leonard Maltin's 100 Must-See Films Of The 20th Century
Taschen 100 All-time favorite movies
Annecy Festival's 100 Films for a Century of Animation

There are many others, too, but these have been my favourite "dead" lists to complete. Similar non-updating lists include e.g. "Cahiers du cinéma 100" and "The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema" which I'm still completing myself and which I've enjoyed a lot thus far. :circle:
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Post by jeroeno » February 3rd, 2019, 5:00 pm

Patrick Galloway's guide to samurai films
500 Essential Cult Movies
Quentin Tarantino's Coolest Movies of All Time
AFI's 100 years...100 laughs
AFI's 100 years...100 cheers
100 Westerns (BFI Screen Guide)
100 Science Fiction Films (BFI Screen Guide)
The New Cult Canon
Paste's The 100 Best Anime Movies of All Time
100 Classic Martial Arts Films
Action! The Action Movie A-Z

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Post by Knaldskalle » February 3rd, 2019, 5:29 pm

Knaldskalle wrote:
December 9th, 2018, 4:17 am
Oh dear, is it already that time of year again? Okay, lemme see...
  1. Platinum on the Empire 100 Best Films of World Cinema. 7 to go.
  2. Gold on the 100 Korean Films list. Currently 21 to go.
  3. Gold on the BFI 100 list. 9 to go.
  4. Gold on the BFI Sci-fi list. 8 to go.
  5. Bronze on Bodil Award Winners. 4 to go.
  6. Watch a shitload of gialli.
  7. Actually make real progress on my Conquer the World challenge. I've been shamefully negligent of this one this past year.
Not very ambitious, but I've realized that I'm not too happy with ambitious goals. They start feeling like chores that must be done rather than something I want to actually achieve. I have other goals that are less specific, iike watch more von Sternberg movies and more Scorsese movies.
Okeh, update time:

1. No progress, still 7 to go.
2. Currently 15 to go, made some good progress in December.
3. No progress, still 9 to go.
4. No progress, still 8 to go,
5. No progress, still 4 to go.
6. No progress, still a shitload to go.
7. Making progress! I've watched 5 already this year, hoping to keep up the pace.
Personal film goals for 2019.
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Post by jeroeno » February 3rd, 2019, 5:53 pm

1. Watch 36 films on all 36 official challenges Completed the first 3 challenges with at least 36 checks, still on goal :banana:
2. Get at least a bronze award on all of the official lists (currently 13 to go) Gained a bronze award for the Lodz Polish List but lost the award for the blues list, still 13 to go
3. Watch all of the Olympic films on the Criterion list Managed to watch one for the Russian challenge
4. Finally start watching Twin Peaks (1990 & 2017) waiting for the thriller/suspense challenge
5. Finish the complete Monty Python's Flying Circus waiting for the UK challenge

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Post by matthewscott8 » February 3rd, 2019, 9:01 pm

Thanks all!

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Post by Nopros » February 3rd, 2019, 10:13 pm

Late goals, but whatever, some still hanging on from last years.

1. Finish Roger Ebert (7) and Russian Guild (1) lists.
2. Gold on TSPDT (25)
3. Reach 150 awards, currently at 131.

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Post by Gershwin » February 4th, 2019, 3:59 pm

HVM wrote:
December 14th, 2018, 6:08 pm
Fergenaprido wrote:
December 10th, 2018, 10:36 am
HVM wrote:
December 9th, 2018, 12:27 pm
1. Visit here regularly.
2. Watch 10.
HVM's back! :wub: :cheers:
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It's only taken me five days to reply so I'm slowly -- but surely -- working on point one! tehe
It only took me seven weeks to notice, but nice to have you back, HVM! :cheers:
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Post by HVM » February 6th, 2019, 5:21 am

Gershwin wrote:
February 4th, 2019, 3:59 pm
HVM wrote:
December 14th, 2018, 6:08 pm
Fergenaprido wrote:
December 10th, 2018, 10:36 am
HVM's back! :wub: :cheers:
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It's only taken me five days to reply so I'm slowly -- but surely -- working on point one! tehe
It only took me seven weeks to notice, but nice to have you back, HVM! :cheers:
Mid-week salutations to you, Gersh. :cheers:

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Post by weirdboy » February 6th, 2019, 6:36 am

matthewscott8 wrote:
February 3rd, 2019, 3:13 pm
Quick question. I realised as I came close to my first platinum that the composition of lists changes a fair bit such that you tend to lose platinum quite easily. Are there any "dead" I.e. unchanging lists that people found it enjoyable to complete?
Roger Ebert: The Great Movies list is also a "dead" list. :( :( :(

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Post by blueboybob » February 6th, 2019, 2:08 pm

Because I am getting bored of movies. New Goal:

Watch 100 stand-up specials

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Post by Eve-Lang-El-Coup » February 14th, 2019, 8:11 am

What I wanted but failed miserably to do last year- finish the ICM Sci-Fi list.

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Post by beasterne » February 26th, 2019, 4:16 pm

beasterne wrote:
December 11th, 2018, 6:27 pm
2018 was a pretty good year for me overall. I was able to reach a couple of milestones that I've been working towards for a long time, like Bronze on Roger Ebert's Great Movies list and Platinum on the Reddit Top 250. I think 2019 will be another year for many of my long-term film projects to get wrapped up. I'll try to do these things in 2019:

1. Bronze on 1001 Movies to See Before You Die (40 films)
2. Platinum on IMDb Top 250 (14 films)
3. Platinum on Academy Award Best Pictures (12 films)
4. Platinum on Leonard Maltin's 100 Must-See Films Of The 20th Century (18 films)
5. Maintain Platinum on Rotten Tomatoes and Reddit lists
Update as of the end of February (2/26):

1. Bronze on 1001 Movies to See Before You Die (33 films (+7))
2. Platinum on IMDb Top 250 (16 films (-2))
3. Platinum on Academy Award Best Pictures (11 films (+1))
4. Platinum on Leonard Maltin's 100 Must-See Films Of The 20th Century (16 films (+2))
5. Maintain Platinum on Rotten Tomatoes and Reddit lists (so far so good)

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Post by PirateJenny » February 26th, 2019, 4:44 pm

1. Watch more of Morricone's (there's a list of 500)
2. Start watching more Asian films again (and non US/European in general)
3. Make some lists (I always get stuck trying to be objective)

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Post by maxwelldeux » February 28th, 2019, 7:00 pm

Awards

Month Bronze or Better Silver or Better Gold or Better Platinum
31.12.2018 70 26 10 4
31.1.2019 72 26 10 4
28.2.2019 75 29 11 4

Three new bronze awards, including finally reaching that mark for the TSPDT? list. Plus a little progress on the upper awards, so I was pretty happy with this month's work.

Number of Lists

Official Lists 31.12.2018 31.1.2019 28.2.2019
20+ 6 5 3
19 1 1 2
18 9 7 7
17 7 6 6
16 9 10 9
15 11 10 8
14 18 19 20
13 39 36 31
12 36 38 39
11 50 50 45
10 67 67 59
Total 253 249 229

Added a total to the bottom to better keep track. Focused here again in February, and am really starting to make some progress - 20 fewer films on 10+ lists after a month. Highlight of this was Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933), which I was dreading but ended up being a strong favorite.

Rank Milestones

Milestone Count 31.1.2019 28.2.2019
Under 10k 190 190 194
Under 5k 189 190 193
Under 2.5k 155 155 162
Under 1k 36 38 43
Under 500 18 18 18
Under 250 9 10 10
Under 100 4 4 5
Under 50 4 4 4
Under 25 4 4 4
Under 10 4 4 4

New lists populated (I still hate the 2000s list), so numbers increase, but nearly only at the 10k and 5k thresholds. I haven't been focusing on this so much, but as I'm working through the "Film from Each List" challenge, I'm making some decent progress on the 2.5k and 1k thresholds. Plus, it was fun to see the BFI Doc list finally crack the top 100.

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Post by Nathan Treadway » February 28th, 2019, 7:32 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
February 28th, 2019, 7:00 pm
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Awards

Month Bronze or Better Silver or Better Gold or Better Platinum
31.12.2018 70 26 10 4
31.1.2019 72 26 10 4
28.2.2019 75 29 11 4

Three new bronze awards, including finally reaching that mark for the TSPDT? list. Plus a little progress on the upper awards, so I was pretty happy with this month's work.

Number of Lists

Official Lists 31.12.2018 31.1.2019 28.2.2019
20+ 6 5 3
19 1 1 2
18 9 7 7
17 7 6 6
16 9 10 9
15 11 10 8
14 18 19 20
13 39 36 31
12 36 38 39
11 50 50 45
10 67 67 59
Total 253 249 229

Added a total to the bottom to better keep track. Focused here again in February, and am really starting to make some progress - 20 fewer films on 10+ lists after a month. Highlight of this was Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933), which I was dreading but ended up being a strong favorite.

Rank Milestones

Milestone Count 31.1.2019 28.2.2019
Under 10k 190 190 194
Under 5k 189 190 193
Under 2.5k 155 155 162
Under 1k 36 38 43
Under 500 18 18 18
Under 250 9 10 10
Under 100 4 4 5
Under 50 4 4 4
Under 25 4 4 4
Under 10 4 4 4
New lists populated (I still hate the 2000s list), so numbers increase, but nearly only at the 10k and 5k thresholds. I haven't been focusing on this so much, but as I'm working through the "Film from Each List" challenge, I'm making some decent progress on the 2.5k and 1k thresholds. Plus, it was fun to see the BFI Doc list finally crack the top 100.
Looks like you only need one to get below 5000 on the 2000 list. You still haven't seen Lives of Others, which is excellent!

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Post by maxwelldeux » February 28th, 2019, 8:21 pm

Nathan Treadway wrote:
February 28th, 2019, 7:32 pm
Looks like you only need one to get below 5000 on the 2000 list. You still haven't seen Lives of Others, which is excellent!
Very true - and that was the one I tried to watch this month. But it's not available to stream for me, my library doesn't have it, and the copy I managed to track down didn't have subs. So I put that movie in time-out for a bit.

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Post by Traveller » March 1st, 2019, 6:54 am

1. Bronze on Lola Award - Best Film (21/71) // +3
2. Gold on Cannes Film Festival - Palme d'Or (57/91) & Venice Film Festival - Golden Lion (39/62) // +1 (Cannes) and +1 (Venice)
3. 120 Awards in total (1 left)
Gained 6: The 100 Most Significant German Films, Silent but not Forgotten: The best silent films, The Top 300 Silent Era Films, LoveHKFilm.com's The Best Hong Kong Films Ever, The 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films, 100 Classic Martial Arts Films // Made way more progress on the HK and Martial Arts lists than I initially thought, plus the annual update on the TSPDT list rewarded me with bronze for the 21st century. Almost done.
4. Top 300 (climbed up 12 places) // #370 -> #351 -> #339
5. Read Cinema 1: The Movement Image (0/250) & Cinema 2: The Time-Image by Gilles Deleuze
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Post by cinephage » March 1st, 2019, 1:18 pm

cinephage wrote:
January 31st, 2019, 11:00 am
cinephage wrote:
December 11th, 2018, 5:08 pm
1 - Reach gold on the They shoot zombies, don't they ? list (210 films to watch)

2 - get bronze on the <400 list : 96 movies to check.

3 - Get 6 more bronze medals (100 Classic Martial Arts Films, 1910, Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film Nominees, Sundance Film Festival - Grand Jury Prize, Goya Awards, Belgian Film Awards)

4 - Finish iCM Forum's Favourite French Films list : https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/icm+ ... htysparks/
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After 1 month, I now know my film-watching rythm will be low this year, so I'm sure I won't reach all of these goals, the way I was able to last year. Anyway :

1 - 207 more films to watch... 3 watches, yayy !

2 - 96 more films to watch, no cigar here...

3 - Nothing here either, but with a chinese challenge and Academy Awards challenge, I'll be able to get at least 2 of these 6 bronze medals this month.

4 - 29 films to watch...
1 - 206 movies to watch... Ouch !

2 - No progress there...

3 - I got 100 Classic Martial Arts Films and Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film Nominees, so I need 4 more medals. Still, it's a progress.

4 - No progress here either. Maybe I'll work on it on the french challenge.

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Post by PGonzalez » March 1st, 2019, 3:21 pm

31/1228/0230/0430/0631/0831/1031/12
45 Awards1412-----
Bronze in Público1717-----
1 Check on Every Official List1511-----
Bronze in The 100 Greatest Sci-Fi Movies1413-----
Bronze in 100 Science Fiction Films (BFI Screen Guide)1716-----

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Post by Leopardi » March 4th, 2019, 12:09 am

Not a lot of progress last month, as often seems to happen near the beginning of the year. Here's a breakdown of my progress, showing the number of checks needed at the beginning of the year, last month, and today, with completed lists in bold, backslides in red and gains in green:
The push for Top 225 on every official listShow
1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die: 3-->1-->0
1910s: 2-->2-->1
1950s: 1-->1-->1
1970s: 0-->0-->1
1980s: 0-->1-->1
2010s: 1-->1-->2
A.V. Club - The best films of the '00s: 1-->1-->1
Animation: 0-->0-->1
Annecy Festival's 100 Films for a Century of Animation: 1-->0-->0
BBC's 100 greatest films of the 21st Century: 0-->1-->1
Best of Rotten Tomatoes: 1-->4-->2
Cahiers du cinéma 100: 1-->1-->1
Documentary: 0-->0-->0
Drama: 0-->1-->0
Livejournal Russian top 100: 2-->0-->0
Mystery: 1-->1-->1
Paste's The 100 Best Anime Movies of All Time: 1-->0-->0
Reddit top 250: 0-->0-->1
Shorts: 0-->0-->0
Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List: 13-->15-->15
The 100 Best Films of World Cinema: 1-->1-->1
The 100 Greatest Sci-Fi Movies: 1-->1-->0
The 100 Most Significant German Films: 1-->0-->0
They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?: 17-->21-->23
TimeOut's 100 Best French Films: 2-->2-->1
Top 100 Bollywood Films: 2-->2-->1
War: 0-->2-->0
And the breakdown so far:

Goal: Top 225 on every official list
Films left at start of year: 51
Target pace to meet goal: 4.25 checks/month
Checks left last month: 56
Checks left currently: 55
Checks left at this point in 2018/2017/2016/2015: 72/84/80/58
Current pace: -2 checks/month
Top 300 goals completed this month: 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die, 1950s, Documentary, Drama, Mystery, Shorts, The 100 Greatest Sci-Fi Movies, TimeOut's 100 Best French Films and War
Lists that have (re)appeared this month: 1950s, 1970s, Animation, Documentary, Mystery, Reddit top 250, Sci-fi and Shorts
Worst ranking this month: 2010s (#337)
Best goal-related ranks: Drama (#109)

Still lots of fluctuations with the IMDb lists, as judged by their representation on the (re)appearances list. The biggest drag, though, is the TSPDT list, that's worsening by three checks per month so far on average this year. I'll start working on it in the spring in all likelihood.

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Post by Tim2460 » March 4th, 2019, 8:22 am

Having reach my "Top 500 Club" Goal i guess next step would be to join the top 100 global...

Currently @ Rank 120 but it's getting quite difficult to climb now with full lenght Films...
I was told i still need to llok at ... 1400 shorts ...

Let's go for it ,) !!

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Post by erde » March 9th, 2019, 2:43 pm

erde wrote:
February 3rd, 2019, 10:53 am
My goals for 2019

- All movies on 10+ official lists (13 to go)
- Platinum on Cahiers du cinéma 100 (6 to go)
- Platinum on Reddit top 250 (8 to go)
- Platinum on IMDB top 250 (10 to go)
- Platinum on The 100 Best Films of World Cinema (14 to go)
- Bronze on Yle News’ Best Finnish Films of All Time (21 to go)

+ All films on a personal list of 40 films that my friend made for us to watch and discuss during the year in pubs. :cheers: (38 to go)
Current status: Slow start, have not had much time.

- All movies on 10+ official lists (10 to go) - new official lists brought new stuff to watch, so a bit more progress than it seems.
- Platinum on Cahiers du cinéma 100 (6 to go) - no progress
- Platinum on Reddit top 250 (19 to go) - I was down to 4 until the new update, which dropped me down to 19 today. :huh: So quite a heavy decline, but some interesting new films.
- Platinum on IMDB top 250 (8 to go) - little progress
- Platinum on The 100 Best Films of World Cinema (12 to go) - little progress
- Bronze on Yle News’ Best Finnish Films of All Time (20 to go) - not much progress
+ Buddy list (38 to go) - no progress
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Post by Leopardi » March 31st, 2019, 2:16 pm

Wow, March was truly brutal for me - despite rising above my usual pace for personal film goals, I've slid precipitously in the rankings. Here's a breakdown of my progress, showing the number of checks needed at the beginning of the year, last month, and today, with completed lists in bold, backslides in red and gains in green:
The push for Top 225 on every official listShow
1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die: 3-->0-->0
1910s: 2-->1-->3
1950s: 1-->1-->1
1970s: 0-->1-->0
1980s: 0-->1-->1
2010s: 1-->2-->1
A.V. Club - The best films of the '00s: 1-->1-->1
Animation: 0-->1-->1
Annecy Festival's 100 Films for a Century of Animation: 1-->0-->0
BBC's 100 greatest films of the 21st Century: 0-->1-->1
Best of Rotten Tomatoes: 1-->2-->1
Cahiers du cinéma 100: 1-->1-->1
Documentary: 0-->0-->0
Drama: 0-->0-->2
Film-noir: 0-->0-->1
Harvard University's Suggested Film Viewing List: Narrative Films: 0-->0-->0
Horror: 0-->0-->1
Livejournal Russian top 100: 2-->0-->0
Mystery: 1-->1-->1
Paste's The 100 Best Anime Movies of All Time: 1-->0-->0
Reddit top 250: 0-->1-->4
Sci-fi: 0-->1-->0
Shorts: 0-->0-->0
Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List: 13-->15-->17
The 100 Best Films of World Cinema: 1-->1-->1
The 100 Greatest Sci-Fi Movies: 1-->0-->0
The 100 Most Significant German Films: 1-->0-->0
They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?: 17-->23-->29
TimeOut's 100 Best French Films: 2-->0-->1
Top 100 Bollywood Films: 2-->1-->0
War: 0-->0-->2
And the breakdown so far:

Goal: Top 225 on every official list
Films left at start of year: 51
Target pace to meet goal: 4.25 checks/month
Checks left last month: 55
Checks left currently: 70
Checks left at this point in 2018/2017/2016/2015: 65/79/73/49
Current pace: -6.33 checks/month
Top 300 goals completed this month: 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die, 1950s, 1970s, Animation, Harvard University's Suggested Film Viewing List: Narrative Films, Sci-fi, Top 100 Bollywood Films and War
Lists that have (re)appeared this month: 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die, 1950s, Animation, Drama, Film-noir, Harvard University's Suggested Film Viewing List: Narrative Films, Horror, TimeOut's 100 Best French Films and War
Worst ranking this month: Drama (#446)
Best goal-related ranks: Documentary (#156)
Median ranking on all lists: Western (#92) and Público's Best Portuguese Films (#94)

You can see the real culprit from last month: In addition to the usual IMDb fluctuations (with Animation, Drama, Film-noir, Horror and War all making a resurgence) TSPDT surged six checks in March (three just in the last week). I'm already starting to get worried about meeting this goal, but my spirits are buoyed by looking at where I was at this time in previous years (I'm roughly where I was last year and well ahead of where I was the two previous years). Still, there may be need of changing my pace at the midyear check in, considering how quickly I'm moving in reverse right now. We'll see.
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Post by jeroeno » March 31st, 2019, 5:14 pm

End of March

1. Watch 36 films on all 36 official challenges Completed the first 9 challenges with at least 36 checks, still on goal :banana:
2. Get at least a bronze award on all of the official lists (currently 13 to go) Gained a bronze award for both the Bodil Award and the Locarno Award, 11 more lists to go
3. Watch all of the Olympic films on the Criterion list Watched 3 this month, still a bunch left
4. Finally start watching Twin Peaks (1990 & 2017) waiting for the thriller/suspense challenge
5. Finish the complete Monty Python's Flying Circus waiting for the UK challenge

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Post by maxwelldeux » March 31st, 2019, 6:48 pm

Month Bronze or Better Silver or Better Gold or Better Platinum
31.12.2018 70 26 10 4
31.1.2019 72 26 10 4
28.2.2019 75 29 11 4
31.3.2019 79 32 11 4

Four more awards this month, which I'm quite happy with. I was aiming for a bronze on the 101 War Movies YMSBYD list, which I got, but a few of the longer lists' bronzes just happened to come, as I was focusing on films on a bunch of lists. Glad these awards are starting to come along.

Official Lists 31.12.2018 31.1.2019 28.2.2019 31.3.2019
20+ 6 5 3 1
19 1 1 2 3
18 9 7 7 6
17 7 6 6 5
16 9 10 9 8
15 11 10 8 8
14 18 19 20 16
13 39 36 31 30
12 36 38 39 36
11 50 50 45 43
10 67 67 59 60
Total 253 249 229 216

Edited with better data - not as good as it initially looked. I did watch The Grand Illusion finally, which was the film on the most number of lists that I had yet to watch. So some progress.

Milestone Count 31.1.2019 28.2.2019 31.3.2019
Under 10k 190 190 194 194
Under 5k 189 190 193 194
Under 2.5k 155 155 162 171
Under 1k 36 38 43 45
Under 500 18 18 18 20
Under 250 9 10 10 11
Under 100 4 4 5 4
Under 50 4 4 4 4
Under 25 4 4 4 4
Under 10 4 4 4 4

That damn 2000s IMDB list is no longer my mortal enemy. Between site changes and the fact that I did watch 2 films from that list, it's no longer my lowest ranked list (now that honor goes to the box office list, which I'm OK with). Only two new lists below 1k, but quite a few are close, and I made a surprising amount of progress on the 2.5k milestone.
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Post by Traveller » April 1st, 2019, 4:43 am

1. Bronze on Lola Award - Best Film (28/71) // +7
2. Gold on Cannes Film Festival - Palme d'Or (57/91) & Venice Film Festival - Golden Lion (42/62) // +-0 (Cannes) and +3 (Venice)
3. 120 Awards in total done (120/120)
Gained 1: Harvard University's Suggested Film Viewing List: Non-Fiction Films (2012)
4. Top 300 (climbed up 13 places) // #370 -> #351 -> #339 -> #326
5. Read Cinema 1: The Movement Image (0/250) & Cinema 2: The Time-Image by Gilles Deleuze
Will probably start with the first book this month, finally…
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Post by Grunge Rock & Ally McBeal » April 1st, 2019, 6:38 am

Films goals for 2019?

Same as always. Find stuff that's worth watching. I spend more time searching for films than I do watching them these days.
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Post by cinephage » April 1st, 2019, 10:33 am

cinephage wrote:
January 31st, 2019, 11:00 am
cinephage wrote:
December 11th, 2018, 5:08 pm
1 - Reach gold on the They shoot zombies, don't they ? list (210 films to watch)

2 - get bronze on the <400 list : 96 movies to check.

3 - Get 6 more bronze medals (100 Classic Martial Arts Films, 1910, Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film Nominees, Sundance Film Festival - Grand Jury Prize, Goya Awards, Belgian Film Awards)

4 - Finish iCM Forum's Favourite French Films list : https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/icm+ ... htysparks/
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After 1 month, I now know my film-watching rythm will be low this year, so I'm sure I won't reach all of these goals, the way I was able to last year. Anyway :

1 - 207 more films to watch... 3 watches, yayy !

2 - 96 more films to watch, no cigar here...

3 - Nothing here either, but with a chinese challenge and Academy Awards challenge, I'll be able to get at least 2 of these 6 bronze medals this month.

4 - 29 films to watch...
1 - 205 movies to watch... Ouch ! Only one since last month. I thought I'd be better at this goal...

2 - 91 films to watch, so that's 5 checks in one month... Not too bad.

3 - I still need 4 more medals.

4 - Still 27 films to watch. Only 2 checks during the french challenge, that's not much...

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Post by erde » April 1st, 2019, 12:12 pm

1. All movies on 10+ official lists - Done! This was a nice project. I probably won’t continue systematically from here on, although I might be interested to watch forthcoming films in the 10+ lists club as well.

2. Platinum on Cahiers du cinéma 100 - Done! Going through this was great fun, and I found a few new favourites while finishing it (e.g. El and Le roman d'un tricheur).

3. Platinum on Reddit top 250 (16 to go) - Small progress.

4. Platinum on IMDB top 250 (6 to go) - Some progress.

5. Platinum on The 100 Best Films of World Cinema (12 to go) - Small progress.

6. Bronze on Yle News’ Best Finnish Films of All Time (19 to go) - Small progress.

+ All films on a list of 40 films that my friend made for us to watch and discuss this year in pubs (35 to go) - Small progress, and too little time spent in pubs so far.
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Post by beasterne » April 1st, 2019, 1:28 pm

beasterne wrote:
February 26th, 2019, 4:16 pm
Update as of the end of February (2/26):

1. Bronze on 1001 Movies to See Before You Die (33 films (+7))
2. Platinum on IMDb Top 250 (16 films (-2))
3. Platinum on Academy Award Best Pictures (11 films (+1))
4. Platinum on Leonard Maltin's 100 Must-See Films Of The 20th Century (16 films (+2))
5. Maintain Platinum on Rotten Tomatoes and Reddit lists (so far so good)
Another month, another batch of updates. If I maintain this pace I will need to set more goals for the back half of the year!

1. Bronze on 1001 Movies to See Before You Die (29 films (+4))
2. Platinum on IMDb Top 250 (12 films (+4))
3. Platinum on Academy Award Best Pictures (11 films (no change))
4. Platinum on Leonard Maltin's 100 Must-See Films Of The 20th Century (14 films (+2))
5. Maintain Platinum on Rotten Tomatoes and Reddit lists (lost Reddit plat, need 3 films to complete)

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Post by Knaldskalle » April 1st, 2019, 7:58 pm

Knaldskalle wrote:
February 3rd, 2019, 5:29 pm
Knaldskalle wrote:
December 9th, 2018, 4:17 am
Oh dear, is it already that time of year again? Okay, lemme see...
  1. Platinum on the Empire 100 Best Films of World Cinema. 7 to go.
  2. Gold on the 100 Korean Films list. Currently 21 to go.
  3. Gold on the BFI 100 list. 9 to go.
  4. Gold on the BFI Sci-fi list. 8 to go.
  5. Bronze on Bodil Award Winners. 4 to go.
  6. Watch a shitload of gialli.
  7. Actually make real progress on my Conquer the World challenge. I've been shamefully negligent of this one this past year.
Not very ambitious, but I've realized that I'm not too happy with ambitious goals. They start feeling like chores that must be done rather than something I want to actually achieve. I have other goals that are less specific, iike watch more von Sternberg movies and more Scorsese movies.
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Okeh, update time:

1. No progress, still 7 to go.
2. Currently 15 to go, made some good progress in December.
3. No progress, still 9 to go.
4. No progress, still 8 to go,
5. No progress, still 4 to go.
6. No progress, still a shitload to go.
7. Making progress! I've watched 5 already this year, hoping to keep up the pace.
1. 2 down, 5 to go.
2. 7 down, 14 to go.
3. 2 down, 8 to go.
4. No progress, still 8 to go.
5. No progress, still 4 to go.
6. Some progress, but still a shitload to go.
7. Progress slowed down. Hope to get back on track.
Personal film goals for 2019.
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Post by Fergenaprido » April 11th, 2019, 6:27 pm

Fergenaprido wrote:
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 (edit: forgot to include Martin Ritt in this list)
*Notable in that they've made at least 4 films and I track them in my spreadsheet
A bit late for the quarterly update, but here goes.

Fergenaprido's 2019 Film Goals
GoalTargetStart Jan 1Progress Mar 31Progress Jun 30Progress Sep 30Progress Dec 31
Feature-length films2850 films247 to go151 to go
Short-length films2150 films252 to go217 to go
Checks4700 checks222 to go109 to go
Official checks2650 checks222 to go153 to go
Films on 20+ official lists43 films43 to go39 to go
≥10 films50 countries18 to go18 to go
≥5 films75 countries27 to go27 to go
Finish goals from 2015112 goals11 to go9 to go
Finish outstanding goals from 201638 goals13 to go11 to go
Finish 2013-2016 watchlists250 films40 to go39 to go
Finish 2017 watchlist50 films27 to go26 to go
Finish 2018 watchlist50 films41 to go37 to go
Finish 2019 watchlist50 films50 to go39 to go
Films at least 3 long10 films10 to go10 to go
Tin Awards30 awards30 to go29 to go
Notable and/or Prolific Directors500 directors561 to go574 to go (502)
Specific Notable and/or Prolific Directors21 directors21 to go20 to go


2015 goals finished: (2) Platinum on Bond films, Silver on BFI list of the 50 films you should see by the age of 14
2016 goals finished: (2) 1 film from 1911, 5 films from 1943
Specific directors started: (1) Walter Hill

A lot of progress at the top this quarter, more than I anticipated/wanted, but it doesn't feel like I watched too much, and there were several stretches where I didn't want anything for a few days in a row. Will probably keep this pace until June when I start travelling heavily again, so the year should balance out. Less progress in the more specific categories, but that's expected as most of those milestones will only be hit toward the end of the year. For notable directors, I think the fact that I keep adding to my database is going to prevent me from hitting this goal, unless I only focus on directors who were in my list at the start of the year. I'll include that number in brackets.

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Post by peeptoad » April 11th, 2019, 6:53 pm

peeptoad wrote:
December 11th, 2018, 4:18 pm
2019

9% off my watch list (~150 films)
9 Jose Ramon Larraz films (my best directorial find this year)
9 challenges

plus I'd like to see at least 30% (i.e. ~ 35 films) of what I haven't yet watched from seth_yeah's gialli list https://www.imdb.com/list/ls072424018/
(and I should have at least 2 opportunities during monthly challenges next year)
Also just found this list, so might work off this as well... https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/gial ... list/alk0/
Well, I'm on pace to kibosh all of these by July. Already about 45% through my goal for the watch list, 2/3 of challenges and I have the Larraz films but just haven't watched them all yet, and it's only April. I'm picking different goals next year...

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