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Post by Coryn » January 1st, 2020, 11:34 am

Tim2460 wrote:
January 1st, 2020, 10:26 am
Coryn wrote:
December 29th, 2019, 4:27 pm
4. Watch all movies on 20+ top lists (26 to go) (Might shift to 19+ through the year)
Just Modified the Coryn special edition 22+ to 19+ then ,)

https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/film ... n/tim2460/

228 films long
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Post by PUNQ » January 1st, 2020, 12:55 pm

Just going with the flow in 2020, continuing with the year 1945 and on, with the secondary priority breaking the old "Guinness Book of Records entry of most feature films seen in a calendar year" for the 9th time a row (the record was 1,132 when I first started becoming a movie buff). In other words, no stress at all...

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Post by Obgeoff » January 1st, 2020, 1:04 pm

1. Watch at least 366 features
2. Reach platinum on TSPDT by March (69 to go)
3. From April, each month watch at least 25 films in a single challenge
4. Make it to the cinema at least 20 times
5. Watch all movies on 10+ lists (89 to go)
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Post by flavo5000 » January 1st, 2020, 2:23 pm

PUNQ wrote:
January 1st, 2020, 12:55 pm
Just going with the flow in 2020, continuing with the year 1945 and on, with the secondary priority breaking the old "Guinness Book of Records entry of most feature films seen in a calendar year" for the 9th time a row (the record was 1,132 when I first started becoming a movie buff). In other words, no stress at all...
If you're gonna break that record, why not make it official and contact Guiness?

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Post by PUNQ » January 1st, 2020, 2:35 pm

...and reveal how "many" of those I've seen legally? :ph43r:

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Post by Fergenaprido » January 2nd, 2020, 12:02 am

I'm going to continue to work on a lot of my 2019 goals in 2020, and only add a few new ones.

3330 feature-length films - 370 to go
2330 short-length films - 220 to go
5500 checks - 455 to go
3000 official checks - 256 to go
<20 unseen films on ≥20 official lists - 35 to go
≥10 films from at least ≥50 countries - 14 countries to go
≥5 films from at least ≥75 countries - 21 countries to go
Be ranked below 10,000 on all official lists - 6 to go (icm Most Checked, FilmTotaal, Tim Dirks, TSZDT, imdb mini-series, The Deuce)
Get median ranked list to be under 1500 - current median pair is at 1838 & 1851, with 17 more lists between rank 1500 and 1838.

Finish outstanding goals from 2015 (7 goals) & 2016 (7 goals)
Finish all four old watchlists (2013-2016) - 31 to go
Finish country-based old watchlists (2017-2018) - 55 to go
Watch at least 15 films that are at least 2½ hours long, including 5 films at least 3 hours long and at least 5 mini-series.
Finish outstanding Tin Award goals and Notable Director goals.

I may add one or two more goals in the first quarter. I'm considering focusing on a handful of lists for this year, but not sure if I want to set specific targets for those.

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Post by flavo5000 » January 2nd, 2020, 1:37 pm

PUNQ wrote:
January 1st, 2020, 2:35 pm
...and reveal how "many" of those I've seen legally? :ph43r:
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Post by OldAle1 » January 4th, 2020, 2:35 pm

My main goal SHOULD be to spend LESS time watching films (and TV, and the news, and...) but we'll see how that turns out.

As far as Official Lists go, I don't have the particular goal of finishing any besides the BFI westerns, which I've only got a few left to go on. I will probably focus at least occasionally on the Rosenbaum and TSPDT (main) lists, and I guess come to think of it I may try to go for gold on the larger Noir list, though I'm over 100 films away on that. Oh and I may just make a go at completing the IMDB Top 250, at least for a moment - only 15 away from that at this minute, and I can watch 10 modern Bollywood films as easily as another Ron Howard film I think.

There are some Unofficial Lists that I follow, like the list of films mentioned in Los Angeles Plays Itself and the Entertainment Weekly 100 Best Films You've Never Heard Of; I have about 100 films to go between the two but I'm not rushing, these are lists to savor.

And there are some Director Filmographies that I might just finish off this year, some are not ones that I'm enthused about but with only a couple of films left, why not? PT Anderson, the Coens, Dreyer, Hitchcock, Ozu, Spielberg and Varda are the first names that come to mind.

Finally, I'd like to get out of the ghetto of 1000+ rankings or perhaps even 500+ rankings on any of the country or national film award lists. I'm going to start out just going for 5 films seen on all the lists where I'm lacking even that pathetic number - Amanda, CineChile, Dutch Film 50, Film Critic's Best Romanian, Golden Lotus, Goya, Publico's Best Portuguese, Yie News Best Finnish. Probably pretty easy, and only a dozen films total. That'll still leave me out of the top 1000 on some of them but I'll cross those bridges when I come to them.

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Post by Lakigigar » January 6th, 2020, 2:42 pm

Participating in 2020 ICM Favourites challenges and watch these movies (below i have on dvd / br) and above i should download before 1 april. Organizing the Fok! top 250. I might add a few in, but now is the time to watch movies, as i do only volunteering work, and am active in party politics (marxist party)
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The House that Jack Built
Once Upon a Time in America
Ai no mukidashi
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Walkabout
Fitzcarraldo
Repulsion
Les diaboliques
The Innocents
Ghost World
A Woman Under The Influence
Network
La double vie de Veronique
Seven Samurai
The Consequences of Love
Apocalypse Now
Solyaris
Casablanca
La passion de Jeanne D'Arc
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
Samaria
Joker
Princess Mononoke
Witness for the Prosecution
M - Eine Stadt Sucht Eine Murder
Ladri di biciclette
The Sting
Double Indenmnity
Kimi no na wa.
Capharnaum
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Apartment
L.A. Confidential
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Rashomon
Yojinbo
Unforgiven
Some Like It Hot
All About Eve
Ran
Idi i smotri
Tengoku to jigoku
Judgment at Nuremberg
Det sjunde inseglet
There Will Be Blood
The Third Man
Gran Torino
Memories of Murder
Gwoemul
Madeo
Persona
Cool Hand Luke
Network
Stand By Me
Mad Max: Fury Road
Platoon
Nausicaa and the Valley of Wind
Helter Skelter
Melancholia
The Tree of Life
Magnolia
Tokyo Tribe
Tag
Antiporno
Seul contre tous
Dogville
The Thin Red Line
Idi i Smotri
La haine
The Return
Double Indemnity
Last Year at Marienbad
L.A. Confidential
Suna no onna
Platoon
Walkabout
Raise the Red Lantern
The Florida Project
Perfect Blue
Cashback
Don't Look Now
Only Lovers Left Alive
Ritual
Tengoku to jigoku
Garden State
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Dogtooth

Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Edge of Tomorrow
Lady Bird
You Were Never Really Here
Kawaki
Stand By Me
Annihilation
Lion
Mulholland Dr.
Dare no shiranai
Paris, Texas
Profondo Rosso
Suspiria
Inferno
Tenebre
Phenomena
Dolls
Rosemary's Baby
Still Walking
Blade Runner
Blade Runner 2049
Stalker
Persona
Donnie Brasco
Climax
Shoplifters
Sunset Blvd.
The Birds
North by Northwest
The Godfather part I
The Godfather part II
The Godfather part III
Joker
Das Boot
Embrace of the Serpent
El Secreto de sus Ojos
Warrior
The Big Lebowski
Ah-ga-ssi
Dial M for Murder
Mother!
Reconstruction
Martyrs
Sin City
Kill Bill vol. 1
Kill Bill vol. 2
Burning
Goksung
Mandy
Afterwards watch these sections of movies to prepare for 2010's challenge. Organize a similar challenge
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Joker
Edge of Tomorrow
Kingsman: The Secret Service
Django Unchained
The Hateful Eight
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
It
Warrior
Mad Max Fury Road
Blade Runner
Blade Runner 2049
Bohemian Rhapsody
Baby Driver
Midnight in Paris
A Quiet Place
The Shape of Water
Super 8
Real Steel
Passengers
Adrift
True Grit
A Star is Born
Green Book
Annihilation
1917
Capharnaum
Kimi no na wa.
Ford v Ferrari
So-won
Marriage Story
Apollo 11
Warrior
Mandariinid
Knives Out
Martha Marcy May Marlene
Koi no Tsumi
Like Crazy
Wreck-it-Ralph
The Master
The Angels' Share
Post Tenebras Lux
The Tale of Princess Kaguya
Omar
Ida
Only Lovers Left Alive
Petaru Dansu
Tokyo Tribe
Europa Report
The Purge
La isla minima
La famille Bélier
Wild
Bande des filles
Le meraviglie
Kawaki
The Rover
Bone Tomahawk
Right now, Wrong Then
The Gift
Mountains May Depart
Bacalaureat
War Dogs
The Lost City of Z
A Cure for Welness
Personal Shopper
The Bad Batch
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
You Were Never Really Here
Thoroughbreds
Mother!
Mektoub My Love
Las hijas de abril
Revenge
Newness
Zoe
Climax
Antiporno
Tag
The Forest of Love
Hetun
Den Skyldige
Utoya 22. Juli
22 July
Girl
Bad Times at the El Royale
Suspiria
Ad Astra
Mandy
Under The Silver Lake
Ghostland
Kuru
Tomb Raider
Galveston
Teen Spirit
The Beach Bum
Paris est a nous
L'etrange de couleur des larmes de ton corps
Loveless
Leviathan
Elena
Paterson
The Irishman
Ah-ga-ssi
Do-ga-ni
Contratiempo
Wolf Children
Wonder
Lion
Shoplifters
Sing Street
The Tale of Princess Kaguya
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Isle of Dogs
El Abrazo de la Serpiente
Kubo and the Magic Sword
Kaze tachinu
Forushande
A torinoi loi
A Taxi Driver
The Two Popes
A Star is Born
Wind River
Roma
The Favourite
Burning
The Florida Project
Zimna wojna
La piel que habito
Leviathan
Testrol es lelekrol
Weekend
Oslo, 31. august
I, Tonya
Adrift
Wadjda
Lady Bird
The Way Way Back
Midnight
Goksung
Mud
La cara oculta
Take Shelter
I, Origins
Suburra
Heartstone
After The Storm
I Wish
The Third Murder
Hereditary
Midsommar
Dogman
Okja
Snowpiercer
Toni Erdmann


X-Men franchise
Marvel franchise

Rewatches:
Blue Valentine
Melancholia
The Tree of Life
Like Me
Sicario
Prepare for <400 list

Prepare for horror challenge and organize a similar tournament on Moviemeter

Prepare for directors list, and watch additional movies from my favourite directors
- Try to watch the best movies of 2020 in november/december as well.

It's going to be a busy year, but it's now or never, and now i have the time to watch movies.

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Post by tourdesb » January 6th, 2020, 4:21 pm

- Watch all movies on 5+ lists (76 left) ... and try to watch all movies on 4+ lists (236 left)
- Join the Top 500 Club (5 lists left = 13 movies left) ... and try to join the Top 400 Club (20 lists)
- Get to 40 Platinums (currently 32) ... and try to get to 50
- Go more often to the cinema
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Post by beasterne » January 6th, 2020, 5:22 pm

The 2019 Goals thread helped me stay on track for my goals for the most part. Hopefully 2020 will be the same. Here are my goals for 2020:

1. Complete my project of watching a film from each year from 1919-2020 (currently on 1960, 60 films to go)
2. Bronze on TSPDT (53 films to go)
3. Rank in top 8,000 on every list (9 more lists to go)

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Post by mightysparks » January 7th, 2020, 2:01 am

Well, I wasn't going to have any film goals but I've changed my mind already. When I got depressed in 2016, I lost my love for films (and everything else), and particularly my interest in exploring them. So the last few years I've mostly just been watching what I feel like and what I'm interested in and it's been a pretty mediocre few years. Over the last couple of months my interest in film has (finally) been reignited, and I've spent the last couple of weeks dabbling in the 'upcoming awards' feature of iCM Enhanced which has been really fun so far. So...

- gain some awards
- finish IMDb lists except for doc, mini-series and sport (for now)
- Get in the top 500 for all lists with less than 10 films needed to get there
- Focus on one country, research country + film output, reach 10k goal for said country and pick a new one (currently working on Finland, need to watch 17 more)

Inspired by my chronological album listening, I'm also considering doing one decade per month next year (with October being a free-for-all).
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Post by Traveller » February 1st, 2020, 7:49 am

1. Top 150 (#210 -> #203)
2. Make progress on the They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? (all editions) list (253 left -> 249 left)
3. Finish the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die list (77 left -> 76 left)
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Post by erde » February 1st, 2020, 8:37 am

erde wrote:
December 27th, 2019, 6:02 pm
My goals for 2020:

1. Platinum on They Shoot Pictures, Don’t They? -215 to go
2. Bronze on Yle News’ Best Finnish Films of All Time - 19 to go
3. All films on 9 or more official lists - 32 to go
My goals for 2020:
1. Platinum on They Shoot Pictures, Don’t They? (195 to go) - Good progress. Top 300 cleared, and watched some films that I really enjoyed like "Spring in a small town", "Floating clouds" and "Simon of the desert" (finally!). Liked e.g. "Assault on precinct 13" and "Carnival of Souls" a lot, too.
2. Bronze on Yle News’ Best Finnish Films of All Time (17 to go) - Very little progress. Was really pleasantly surprised by the silent short "Kun isällä on hammassärky" [When father has tooth ache] by Erkki Karu (1922). I think that it's a genuinely great silent comedy without any home country bias on my part. My home country bias might actually work the other way around, since for some reason I haven't often really enjoyed Finnish films. Now I'm giving them a second (or tenth) chance, though.
3. All movies on a list with 50 films from 50 countries, chosen by my friend and myself to watch and discuss during the year in pubs (49 to go) - Changed my earlier goal for this, since my friend and I agreed on a joint list to check during the year again. Really happy about the list! First stop "Tropical malady" from Thailand which I enjoyed alot.
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Post by 72aicm » February 1st, 2020, 9:17 am

72aicm wrote:
December 27th, 2019, 11:57 am
1. Platinum on the 500<400 list. (472/500 +28)
2. Gold on the iCM Forum's 1000<400 list (718/1000 +182)
3. Get bronze or better on every official lists. (180/198 +18)
1. Done. :party:
2. 821/1000 (+103)
3. 181/198 (+1)

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Post by Obgeoff » February 1st, 2020, 10:19 am

Obgeoff wrote:
January 1st, 2020, 1:04 pm
1. Watch at least 366 features
2. Reach platinum on TSPDT by March (69 to go)
3. From April, each month watch at least 25 films in a single challenge
4. Make it to the cinema at least 20 times
5. Watch all movies on 10+ lists (89 to go)
After January:
1. Ahead of target (42 features in 31 days)
2. On track (50 to go but the update added 19)
3. N/A
4. Went 4 times (Little Women, A Hidden Life, Uncut Gems, Paw Patrol)
5. 9 down, 80 to go.
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Post by maxwelldeux » February 1st, 2020, 8:05 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
December 26th, 2019, 6:06 pm
I've been thinking about this, and I want to do something different in 2020. I have have been OK at breadth, watching a bunch of different films, but rarely do I do much with depth on a specific list. So, I'm going to challenge myself to pick a list each month corresponding to one of the challenges and see how far I can get. Here are the steps I'm going to follow:

1. Pick a list that works for one of the official challenges with at least 25 unwatched films.
2. Focus on that list
3. Track progress:
a) 5 = bronze
b) 10 = silver
c) 15 = gold
d) 20 = platinum
e) 25 = diamond
4. Base goal is gold each month, stretch goal is diamond.

January will be the BFI 100 Science Fiction Films list.
Nothing like starting off the year with a failure...

January: BFI 100 Science Fiction Films list. Progress: 12. Level: Silver.
February: Guide to African Cinema

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Post by jeroeno » February 2nd, 2020, 8:19 am

1. Watch all available movies on at least 03 lists (23 to go) (The update on Times 1000 killed me on this. Now I have 26 films left)
2. Platinum on Halliwell (42 movies to go) (watched 4, 38 to go)
3. Platinum on Indiewire's The 100 All-Time Greatest Films Directed by Women (11 movies to go) (watched 1, 10 to go)
4. Platinum on TSPDT 1000 Noir Films (19 flicks to go) (9 flicks checked, 10 to go)
5. Platinum on The Criterion Collection (67 films to go) (13 (mostly Godzilla) films checked, 54 more to go)
6. Platinum on iCM Forum's 500<400 (102 films to go in the 2019 edition) (watched 41, still need 61)
7. Platinum on 366 Weird Movies (Certified Weird) (2 weird flicks to go) Done!
8. Platinum on 101 Gangster Movies You Must See Before You Die (5 to go) Done!
9. Platinum on Masters of Cinema (3 to go)
10. Regain all platinums that may get lost because of updates (currently gathered 110 platinums) (lost some but gained some as well, 111 platinums now)

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Post by Leopardi » February 2nd, 2020, 3:29 pm

All right, the first monthly update is pretty much as expected, with a sharp uptick in the number of films I'll need to meet the goal due to end-of-year updates (e.g. TSPPDT) and Oscar season shaking up the IMDb and RT lists. Here's a breakdown of my progress, showing the number of checks needed at the beginning of the year and today, with completed lists in bold, backslides in red and gains in green:

The push for Top 200 on every official listShow
1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die: 11-->8
Annecy Festival's 100 Films for a Century of Animation: 6-->0
BBC's 100 greatest films of the 21st Century: 0-->1
Best of Rotten Tomatoes: 0-->5
Cahiers du cinéma 100: 1-->1
CineChile's 50 Best Chilean movies of all time: 1-->0
Harvard University's Suggested Film Viewing List: Narrative Films: 1-->0
IMDB's 1910s Top 50: 1-->1
IMDB's 1950s Top 50: 1-->1
IMDB's 1970s Top 50: 1-->1
IMDB's 2010s Top 50: 1-->1
IMDB's Animation Top 50: 0-->0
IMDB's Biography Top 50: 0-->1
IMDB's Drama Top 50: 0-->1
IMDB's Shorts Top 50: 0-->0
IMDb's Top 250: 0-->1
Livejournal Russian top 100: 1-->0
Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List: 17-->17
Taschen's 100 All-time favorite movies: 1-->1
The 100 Best Films of World Cinema: 0-->1
The 100 Greatest Sci-Fi Movies: 2-->2
The 100 Most Significant German Films: 3-->0
They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?: 17-->18
Top 100 Bollywood Films: 1-->1
Top 100 Spiritually Significant Films: 1-->1

And the breakdown so far:

Goal: Top 200 on every official list
Films left at start of year: 66
Target pace to meet goal: 5.5 checks/month
Checks left last month: 66
Checks left currently: 64
Checks left at this point in 2019/2018/2017/2016/2015: 58/67/92/84/64
Current pace: 2.0 checks/month
Top 200 goals completed this month: Annecy Festival's 100 Films for a Century of Animation, CineChile's 50 Best Chilean movies of all time, Harvard University's Suggested Film Viewing List: Narrative Films, IMDb's Animation Top 50, IMDb's Shorts Top 50, Livejournal Russian top 100, and The 100 Most Significant German Films
Lists that have (re)appeared this month: BBC's 100 greatest films of the 21st Century, Best of Rotten Tomatoes, Harvard University's Suggested Film Viewing List: Narrative Films, IMDb's 2010s Top 50, IMDb's Animation Top 50, IMDb's Biography Top 50, IMDb's Drama Top 50, IMDb's Shorts Top 50, IMDb's Top 250, and The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema
Worst ranking this month: Best of Rotten Tomatoes (#405)
Best goal-related ranks: IMDb's Shorts Top 50 (#1), CineChile's 50 Best Chilean movies of all time (#179)
Median ranking on all lists: #77 (The Criterion Collection & TimeOut's 100 Best Romantic Movies) and #78 (All Time Box Office)
Overall Ranking: 18-->14

I'd be in a lot worse shape without those Annecy checks, but it's par for the course for this time of year. I'll knock off the Bollywood list and trim a little more off 1001 Movies to See, and then set to work on those Oscar darlings in February if there's time (I'll be crushed by work in February and March, so this might be wishful thinking). My overall ranking had a shocking improvement in January, moving up four places, the biggest one month gain I've had since April of 2014 when I was checking shorts. This won't last very long.

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Post by joachimt » February 2nd, 2020, 8:14 pm

joachimt wrote:
December 26th, 2019, 8:09 am
My goals:

1. Watch every available title on TSPDT All Editions: currently 73 unchecked (a handful are unavailable)
I had this goal last year as well and then I had 144 unchecked, so at this pace I might reach it in 2020.
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Post by Tim2460 » February 3rd, 2020, 11:48 am

I have 2 main objectives :
1) Finish the available 3+ List : In good way, 44 to go.
2) Gain an award in every collection... still 587 films away and 26 Collections... Could be do-able but i start to saturate with my 3 films/day Routine estecialy with foreign cinema that need at my attention ...

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Post by mightysparks » February 3rd, 2020, 2:01 pm

I hate making tables on here, so I'm just gonna screenshot my spreadsheet. Though I'm not aiming for any specific numbers, I am tracking my 'Top 500' and Awards progress:

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Most of the platinum's were IMDb lists, plus the AFI Thrillers list which was at 98/100 for too damn long.

Have also watched 1/17 films towards my Finland goal.

And have 1 new favourite first time viewing, a new favourite of a rewatch, and quite a few other solid films, so I'm pretty happy with this year's viewings so far. This is why I like to follow lists, when I watch stuff for myself I hate everything lol.
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Post by cinephage » February 3rd, 2020, 2:33 pm

cinephage wrote:
December 26th, 2019, 1:57 pm
Since I didn't reach my goals from 2019, I'll try and pursue them in 2020.

1 - Reach gold on the They shoot zombies, don't they ? list (158 films to watch)

2 - get bronze on the <400 list : 80 movies to check.

3 - Get 6 more bronze medals (1910, Sundance Film Festival - Grand Jury Prize, Goya Awards, Belgian Film Awards, Silent but not forgotten, Spaghetti western)

4 - Finish iCM Forum's Favourite French Films list : https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/icm+ ... htysparks/ (21 films to watch)
1 - 156 films to watch. Only 2 checks this month...

2 - 77 films to watch. Only 3 checks, in spite of the challenge. I didn't do well here...

3 - Get 6 5 more bronze medals (1910, Sundance Film Festival - Grand Jury Prize, Goya Awards, Belgian Film Awards, Silent but not forgotten, Spaghetti western)

4 - Still 21 films to watch.

So I didn't do too well last month, we'll see if I can do better.

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Post by Ebbywebby » February 4th, 2020, 1:50 am

Was more of an inevitability than a goal, but I just checked film #11,000. :)

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Post by cinephage » February 4th, 2020, 7:12 am

Ebbywebby wrote:
February 4th, 2020, 1:50 am
Was more of an inevitability than a goal, but I just checked film #11,000. :)
Yay !! Congrats ! :party:
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That's 800 checks ahead of me.

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Post by Ebbywebby » February 7th, 2020, 11:52 am

Ebbywebby wrote:
February 4th, 2020, 1:50 am
Was more of an inevitability than a goal, but I just checked film #11,000. :)
And I just got a hard-won "Award": Silver on the Criterion Collection list! I've had my eye on that threshold for awhile.

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