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Post by tourdesb » December 31st, 2017, 1:40 pm

165. Canal Zone (1977, Frederick Wiseman, USA)
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1. Film Portrait (1972, Jerome Hill, USA)
2. We Are the Lambeth Boys (1959, Karel Reisz, UK)
3. Not a Love Story: A Film About Pornography (1981, Bonnie Sherr Klein, Canada)
4. Finis terrae (1929, Jean Epstein, France)
5. Hearts and Minds (1974, Petre Davis, USA)
6. Videogramme einer Revolution (1992, Andrei Ujica & Harun Farocki, Romania)
7. Gallivant (1996, Andrew Kotting, UK)
8. Italianamerican (1974, Martin Scorsese, USA)
9. 66 scener fra Amerika (1982, Jørgen Leth, Denmark)
10. Chavez: Inside the Coup (2003, Kim Bartley & Donnacha O'Briain, Ireland)
11-15. "Jazz" Episodes 1-5 (2001, Ken Burns, UK)
16. Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (2014, Kip Andersen & Keegan Kuhn, USA)
17. Streetwise (1984, Martin Bell, USA)
18. P.O.V.: My Country, My Country (2006, Laura Poitras, USA)
19. Shestaya chast mira (1926, Dziga Vertov, Soviet Union)
20. Sweetgrass (2009, Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Ilisa Barbash, USA)
21. Bright Leaves (2003, Ross McElwee, USA)
22. Nightfall (2012, James Benning, USA)
23. Seventeen (1983, Joel DeMott & Jeff Kreines, USA)
24-25. "Jazz" Episodes 6-7 (2001, Ken Burns, UK)
26. Ruhr (2009, James Benning, Germany)
27. "Jazz" Episode 8 (2001, Ken Burns, UK)
28. Easy Rider (2012, James Benning, USA)
29. Bnsf (2013, James Benning, USA)
30. Los (2001, James Benning, USA)
31. Four corners (1998, James Benning, USA)
32. Faces (2011, James Benning, USA)
33. Him and Me (1982, James Benning, USA)
34. Twenty Cigarettes (2011, James Benning, USA)
35-36. "Jazz" Episodes 9-10 (2001, Ken Burns, UK)
37-38. "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" Episodes 1-2 (2014, USA)
39. "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" Episode 3 (2014, USA)
40. One Way Boogie Woogie/27 Years Later (2005, James Benning, USA)
41. Grand Opera: An Historical Romance (1978, James Benning, USA)
42-43. "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" Episodes 4-5 (2014, USA)
44. Utopia (1998, James Benning, USA)
45-47. "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" Episodes 6-8 (2014, USA)
48. Signatures (2009, Nick Waggoner, USA)
49-51. "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" Episodes 9-11 (2014, USA)
52. Brooklyn Bridge (1981, Ken Burns, USA)
53-54. "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" Episodes 12-13 (2014, USA)
55. Thomas Hart Benton (1988, Ken Burns, Canada)
56. 13th (2016, Ava DuVernay, USA)
57. The Salt of the Earth (2014, Wim Wenders & Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, Brazil)
58. Before the Flood (2016, Fisher Stevens, USA)
59. Dal Polo all'Equatore (1987, Yervant Gianikian & Angela Ricci Lucchi, Italy)
60-63. "O.J.: Made in America" Episodes 1-4 (2016, Ezra Edelman, USA)
64-68. "Eyes on the Prize" Episodes 1-5 (1987, Henry Hampton, USA)
69. Tishe! (2003, Victor Kossakovsky, Russia)
70-71. "Eyes on the Prize" Episodes 6-7 (1987, Henry Hampton, USA)
72. Falkenau, the Impossible (1988, Emil Weiss, France)
73-74. "Eyes on the Prize" Episodes 8-9 (1987, Henry Hampton, USA)
75. American Dreams: Lost and Found (1984, James Benning, USA)
76a. Mädchen in Wittstock (1975, Volker Koepp, East Germany) : 20'
76b. Two Cabins (2011, James Benning, USA) : 31'
76c. Fire and Rain (2009, James Benning, USA) : 1'
76d. A bunch of shorts by the Manakis (1905-1918, Milton Manaki, Janaki Manaki, Republic of Macedonia) : approx. 30'
77. The Arctic Patrol (1929, Richard S. Finnie, Canada)
78. Buster Keaton Rides Again (1965, John Spotton, Canada)
79-80. "Eyes on the Prize" Episodes 10-11 (1987, Henry Hampton, USA)
81-83. "Eyes on the Prize" Episodes 12-14 (1987, Henry Hampton, USA)
84. Robinson in Space (1997, Patrick Keiller, UK)
85-90. "Apocalypse - La 2ème guerre mondiale" Episodes 1-6 (1999, France)
91. Trobriand Cricket (1975, Gary Kildea & Jerry Leach, Australia)
92. The Spirit of '45 (2013, Ken Loach, UK)
93. Cocksucker Blues (1972, Robert Frank, USA)
94. Fourteen Days in May (1988, Paul Hamann, UK)
95. Demon Lover Diary (1990, Joel DeMott, USA)
96. How much Wood would a Woodchuck chuck... - Beobachtungen zu einer neuen Sprache (1976, Werner Herzog, Germany)
97a. 8 Flags for 99¢ (1970, Chuck Olin, USA) : 30'
97b. From One Second to the Next (2013, Werner Herzog, USA) : 34'
98. Wodaabe - Die Hirten der Sonne. Nomaden am Südrand der Sahara (1989, Werner Herzog, Germany)
99. Glocken aus der Tiefe - Glaube und Aberglaube in Rußland (1993, Werner Herzog, Germany)
100. Wheel of Time (2003, Werner Herzog, Austria).
101. Huie's Predigt (1981, Werner Herzog, Germany)
102. Glaube und Währung - Dr. Gene Scott, Fernsehprediger (1981, Werner Herzog, Germany)
103. Echos aus einem düsteren Reich (1990, Werner Herzog, France)
104. Ballade vom kleinen Soldaten (1984, Werner Herzog, Germany)
105. Gasherbrum - Der leuchtende Berg (1985, Werner Herzog, Germany)
106. Julianes Sturz in den Dschungel (2000, Werner Herzog, Germany)
107. Total Balalaika Show (1994, Aki Kaurismäki, Finland)
108. Tod für fünf Stimmen (1995, Werner Herzog, Germany)
109. Cunnamulla (2000, Dennis O'Rourke, Australia)
110. Bis ans Ende... und dann noch weiter. Die ekstatische Welt des Filmemachers Werner Herzog (1989, Peter Buchka, Germany)
111. Was ich bin, sind meine Filme (1978, Erwin Keusch & Christian Weisenborn, Germany)
112. Mondo cane (1962, Paolo Cavara & Gualtiero Jacopetti, Italy)
113. Teaserama (1955, Irving Klaw, USA)
114. Was ich bin sind meine Filme - Teil 2... nach 30 Jahren (2010, Christian Weisenborn, Germany)
115. Law and Order (1969, Frederick Wiseman, USA)
116. Basic Training (1971, Frederick Wiseman, USA)
117. Essene (1972, Frederick Wiseman, USA)
118. Belovy (1992, Victor Kossakovsky, Russia)
119. The T.A.M.I. Show (1964, Steve Binder, USA)
120. Juvenile Court (1973, Frederick Wiseman, USA)
121a. La bohème (2009, Werner Herzog, UK) : 4'
121b. Les Français vus par" Les Gaulois (1988, Werner Herzog, France) : 12'
121c. Werner Herzog Filmemacher (1986, Werner Herzog, Germany) : 28'
121d. Spiegel van Holland (1950, Bert Haanstra, Netherlands) : 10'
121e. Cigarette Blues (1985, Les Blank & Alan Govenar, USA) : 6'
122. Chulas Fronteras (1976, Les Blank, USA)
123. Chung Kuo - Cina (1973, Michelangelo Antonioni, Italy)
124. Primate (1974, Frederick Wiseman, USA) : hard to watch.
125. The Forgotten Frontier (1931, Marvin Breckinridge, USA)
126. Meat (1976, Frederick Wiseman, USA)
127. Topaz (1945, Dave Tatsuno, USA)
128. The Year of Living Vicariously (2005, Amir Muhammad, Indonesia)
129a-f. Fuentes Family collection of shorts (1928-1938, Antonio Rodriguez Fuentes, USA) : 18'
129g. Notes on the Port of St. Francis (1951, Frank Stauffacher, USA) : 23'
129h. Republic Steel Strike Riots Newsreel Footage (1937, -, USA) : 20'
130. A Flood in Baath Country (2005, Omar Amiralay, Syria)
131. Tri pesni o Lenine (1934, Dziga Vertov, Soviet Union)
132. Surname Viet Given Name Nam (1989, T. Minh-ha Trinh, USA)
133. Die Mauer (1991, Jürgen Böttcher, Germany)
134a. Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe (1980, Les Blank, USA) : 20'
134b. Cicero's March (1966, -, USA) : 9'
134c. With the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in Spain (1938, Herbert Kline & Henri Cartier-Bresson, USA) : 3'
134d. Post-haste (1934, Humphrey Jennings, UK) : 9'
134e. Acariño galaico (De barro) (1995, José Val de Omar, Spain) : 23'
135. 24 Wirklichkeiten in der Sekunde (2005, Nina Kusturica & Eva Testor, Austria)
136a. Junkopia (1981, Chris Marker, France) : 6'
136b. An Evil Hour (1971, Peter Wolff, USA) : 12'
136c. Året gjennom Børfjord (1991, Morten Skallerud, Norway) : 12'
136d. Boleto de Ida (1983, Luis Molina Casanova, Puerto Rico) : 30'
137. In One Breath: Alexander Sokurov's Russian Ark (2003, Knut Elstermann, Russia)
138. Il nous faut du bonheur (2011, Aleksandr Sokurov & Alexei Jankowski, France)
139. Alefbay-e afghan (2002, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Iran)
140. The Men Who Made the Movies: Howard Hawks (1973, Richard Schickel, USA)
141. The Men Who Made the Movies: George Cukor (1973, Richard Schickel, USA)
142. The Men Who Made the Movies: Alfred Hitchcock (1973, Richard Schickel, USA)
143. The Men Who Made the Movies: Samuel Fuller (2002, Richard Schickel, USA)
144. Portrait d'un homme 'à 60% parfait': Billy Wilder (1982, Annie Tresgot, France)
145. 80 Blocks from Tiffany's (1979, Gary Weis, USA)
146a. Povratak srpskih pobednika (1913, -, Yugoslavia) : 36'
146b. P mesle pelican (1972, Parviz Kimiavi, Iran) : 25'
147. The Maestro: King of the Cowboy Artists (1995, Les Blank, USA)
148a. Jugend der Welt. Der Film von den IV. Olympischen Winterspielen in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (1936, Carl Junghans & Herbert Brieger, Germany) : 37'
148b. Odchádza clovek (1960, Kazimierz Karabasz, Czechoslovakia) : 28'
149. Ecuador Noticiero Ocaña Film (1929, Manuel Ocaña, Ecuador)
150a. An Owl Is an Owl Is an Owl (1990, Chris Marker, France) : 3'
150b. Muzykanci (1968, Martin Slivka, Poland) : 9'
150c. Prikosnovenie K Vechnosti (1966, Ararat Mashanov, Soviet Union) : 10'
150d. Paní Le Murie (1993, Petr Václav, Czech Republic) : 39'
151. Allah Tantou (1992, David Achkar, Guinea)
152. Une journée d'Andrei Arsenevitch (1999, Chris Marker, France)
153. Miejsce urodzenia (1992, Pawel Lozinski, Poland)
154. Alone in the Wilderness (2004, -, USA)
155. Original Cast Album: Company (1970, D.A. Pennebaker, USA)
156. Le rapport Karski (2010, Claude Lanzmann, France)
157. Rabindranath Tagore (1961, Satyajit Ray, India)
158. Lettre de Sibérie (1957, Chris Marker, France)
159. Memorandum (1967, John Spotton & Donald Brittain, Canada)
160. The Queen (1968, Frank Simon, USA)
161. Vesnoy (1929, Mikhail Kaufman, Soviet Union)
162. A Time for Burning (1967, Bill Jersey & Barbara Connell, USA)
163. Description d'un combat (1960, Chris Marker, Israel)
164. Sinai Field Mission (1978, Frederick Wiseman, USA)
165. Canal Zone (1977, Frederick Wiseman, USA)
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Post by 72allinncallme » December 31st, 2017, 4:11 pm

sol on Dec 30 2017, 09:13:33 PM wrote:
72allinncallme on Dec 30 2017, 07:21:42 AM wrote:115. Cunnamulla (2000, Australia)
Note to self: Try to get subtitles for all the movies I’m gonna watch next month for the Oceania Challenge.
Oh yeah - because it is impossible to work out what we are saying over our thick accents. :rolleyes: :wacko: :rolleyes: :wacko: :rolleyes:
It is at times. That said, I do prefer subtitles to my British and American movies also, so my concentration- and english skills are to blame as well.
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Post by edward5 » December 31st, 2017, 5:01 pm

58. Hearts and Minds (Peter Davis / US / 1974)
59. Capturing the Friedmans (Andrew Jarecki / US / 2003) 8/10
60-63. The Century of the Self (Adam Curtis / UK / 2002) 8/10
64. HyperNormalisation (Adam Curtis / UK / 2016)
65. ¡Que viva Mexico! (Sergei M. Eisenstein / Soviet Union / 1979)
66a. Hyas and Stenorhynchus (Hyas et stenorinques / Jean Painlevé / France / 1927 / 10min)
66b. Daphnia (La daphnie / Jean Painlevé / France / 1928 / 9min)
66c. Sea Urchins (Les oursins / Jean Painlevé / France / 1928 / 10min)
66d. Experimental Treatment of a Hemorrhage in a Dog (Traitement expérimental d'une hémorragie chez le chiens / Jean Painlevé / France / 1930 / 4min)
66e. The Sea Horse (L'hippocampe, ou 'Cheval marin' / Jean Painlevé / France / 1933 / 14min)
66f. The Struggle for Survival (Images mathématiques de la lutte pour la vie / Jean Painlevé / France / 1937 / 14min)
67a. The Vampire (Le vampire / Jean Painlevé / France / 1945 / 9min)
67b. Sea Ballerinas (Les danseuses de la mer / Jean Painlevé, Geneviève Hamon / France / 1956 / 13min)
67c. Shrimp Stories (Histoires de crevettes / Jean Painlevé, Geneviève Hamon / France / 1964 / 10min)
67d. Diatoms (Diatomées / Jean Painlevé, Geneviève Hamon / France / 1968 / 17min)
67e. Acera, or the Witches' Dance (Acéra ou Le bal des sorcières / Jean Painlevé, Geneviève Hamon / France / 1972 / 13min)
68a. How Some Jellyfish Are Born (Comment naissent les méduses / Jean Painlevé, Geneviève Hamon / France / 1960 / 14min)
68b. The Love Life of the Octopus (Les amours de la pieuvre / Jean Painlevé, Geneviève Hamon / France / 1967 / 14min)
68c. Skagafjördur (Peter Hutton / US / 2004 / 33min)
69. A Well Spent Life (Les Blank, Skip Gerson / US / 1971)
70. Spent it all (Les Blank / US / 1971) 8/10
71. Hot Pepper (Les Blank / US / 1973)
72. Always for Pleasure (Les Blank / US / 1978)
73. Garlic Is As Good As Ten Mothers (Les Blank / US / 1980)
74. In Heaven There Is No Beer? (Les Blank / US / 1984)
75. The Maestro: King of the Cowboy Artists (Les Blank / US / 1995)
76a. The Blues Accordin’ to Lightnin’ Hopkins (Les Blank / US / 1971 / 31min)
76b. Sprout Wings and Fly (Les Blank, Cece Conway, Alice Gerrard / US / 1983 / 30min)
77a. Yum, Yum, Yum! A Taste of Cajun and Creole Cooking (Les Blank, Maureen Gosling / US / 1990 / 31min)
77b. Julie: Old Time Tales of the Blue Ridge (Les Blank / US / 1991 / 12min)
77c. My Old Fiddle: A Visit with Tommy Jarrell in the Blue Ridge (Les Blank / US / 1995 / 18min)
78a. God Respects Us When We Work, But Loves Us When We Dance (Les Blank / US / 1968 / 20min)
78b. The Sun's Gonna Shine (Les Blank / US / 1969 / 10min)
78c. Gap-Toothed Women (Les Blank / US / 1987 / 31min)
79a. Dry Wood (Les Blank / US / 1973 / 37min)
79b. Lagniappe (Les Blank / US / 2006 / 25min)
80a. Lightnin' Les (Les Blank / US / 1969 / 4min)
80b. Mr. Charlie, Your Rollin' Mill Is Burnin' Down (Les Blank / US / 1969 / 8min)
80c. Sworn to the Drum: A Tribute to Francisco Aguabella (Les Blank / US / 1995 / 35min)
80d. The Maestro Rides Again! (Les Blank / US / 2005 / 30min)

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1. Trances (Ahmed El Maanouni / Morocco / 1981)
2. Land of Silence and Darkness (Land des Schweigens und der Dunkelheit / Werner Herzog / West Germany / 1971)
3. Fata Morgana (Werner Herzog / West Germany / 1971)
4. General Idi Amin Dada: A Self Portrait (Général Idi Amin Dada: Autoportrait / Barbet Schroeder / France / 1974)
5. Into the Inferno (Werner Herzog / UK / 2016)
6. Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania (Jonas Mekas / UK / 1972) 8/10
7. A Decent Life (Ett anständigt liv / Stefan Jarl / Sweden / 1979)
8-14. Phantom India (L'Inde fantôme : la caméra impossible / Louis Malle / France / 1969) 8/10
15. La deuxième nuit (Eric Pauwels / Belgium / 2016)
16. Calcutta (Louis Malle / France / 1969) 8/10
17. Visit or Memories and Confessions (Visita ou Memórias e Confissões / Manoel de Oliveira / Portugal / 1993)
18. I Am Not Your Negro (Raoul Peck / US / 2016)
19. Living On the River Agano (Aga ni ikiru / Makoto Satô / Japan / 1992)
20. Double Tide (Sharon Lockhart / US / 2009)
21. City of Ghosts (Matthew Heineman / US / 2017)
22. A Tale of the Wind (Une histoire de vent / Joris Ivens / France / 1988)
23. Nothing But Time (Rien que les heures / Alberto Cavalcanti / France / 1926) 8/10
24-25. Blue Planet II Ep06-07 (BBC / UK / 2017) 8/10
26. Blood Road (Nicholas Schrunk / US / 2017)
27-32. Diary (Yoman / David Perlov / Israel / 1983) 8/10
33. Louie Bluie (Terry Zwigoff / US / 1985)
34. The Hellstrom Chronicle (Walon Green / US / 1971)
35. Heaven and Earth: The Order Of Things (Himmel und Erde I Die Ordnung der Dinge / Michael Pilz / Austria / 1982)
36. Sherman's March (Ross McElwee / US / 1985)
37. Dawson City: Frozen Time (Bill Morrison / US / 2016) 8/10
38. Hello Cinema (Salaam Cinema / Mohsen Makhmalbaf / Iran / 1995)
39. Manufactured Landscapes (Jennifer Baichwal / Canada / 2006)
40. Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One (William Greaves / US / 1968)
41. Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take 2 1/2 (William Greaves / US / 2005)
42. El Valley Centro (James Benning / US / 2000)
43-46. Spiritual Voices From the Diaries Of War: A Narration In Five Episodes (Dukhovnye golosa. Iz dnevnikov voyny. Povestvovanie v pyati chastyakh / Aleksandr Sokurov / Russia / 1995) 8/10
47. Heaven and Earth: The Course Of Things (Himmel und Erde II Der Lauf der Dinge / Michael Pilz / Austria / 1982)
48. Monterey Pop (D.A. Pennebaker / US / 1967)
49. Jimi Plays Monterey (Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker / US / 1986)
50. Bowling for Columbine (Michael Moore / US / 2002)
51. Faces Places (Visages, villages / Agnès Varda, JR / France / 2017) 8/10
52. India: Matri Bhumi (Roberto Rossellini / Italy / 1959)
53. Burden of Dreams (Les Blank / US / 1982)
54. Sogobi (Jame Benning / US / 2001)
55. Come On Children (Allan King / Canada / 1973)
56. We, the Children of the 20th Century (Nous, les enfants du xxème siècle / Vitali Kanevsky / France / 1994)
57. Austerlitz (Sergei Loznitsa / Germany / 2016)

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Post by jeroeno » December 31st, 2017, 5:33 pm

167. Dokument Fanny och Alexander (Sweden, 1986)
168. Études sur Paris (France, 1928)

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Post by hurluberlu » December 31st, 2017, 6:50 pm

27. Sacro GRA (Gianfranco Rosi, 2013, Italy) 7/10
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1. Lessons of Darkness / Lektionen in Finsternis (Werner Herzog, 1992, Germany) 7/10
2 Hissein Habré, une tragédie tchadienne (Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, 2016, Chad) 8-/10
3. Powaqqatsi (Godfrey Reggio, 1988, USA) 7-/10
4. Beats of the Antonov (Hajooj Kuka, 2014, Sudan) 8-/10
5. The Return to Homs (Talal Derki, 2013, Syria) 8/10
6. Braguino (Clément Cogitore, 2017, France) 8-/10
7. Last Train Home / Gui tu lie che (Lixin Fan, 2009, China) 7-/10
8. The Story of the Weeping Camel / (Byambasuren Davaa, Luigi Falorni 2003, Mongolia) 6+/10
9. Five Broken Cameras (Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi, 2011, Palestine) 7-/10
10. Gambling, Gods and LSD (Peter Mettler, 2002, Canada) 6-/10
11. Balanço do Tempo na Cena de Angola (Ruy Duarte de Carvalho, 1982, Angola) 5+/10
12. No Burqas Behind Bars (Maryam Ebrahimi, Nima Sarvestani, 2012, Afghanistan) 6+/10
13. Cinema 500km (Abdullah Al-Eyaf, 2006, Saudi Arabia) 6/10
14. S21: The Khmer Rouge Death Machine / S-21, la machine de mort Khmère rouge (Rithy Panh, 2003, Cambodia) 8-/10
15. Allah Tantou (David Achkar, Guinea) 7/10
16. An Ordinary President / Obyknovennyy prezident (Yuriy Khashchevatskiy, 1996, Belarus) 8-/10
17. Kalinovski Square / Ploshcha (Yuriy Khashchevatskiy , 2007, Estonia) 8-/10
18. People of the Forest: The Chimps of Gombe (Hugo Van Lawick, 1988, Tanzania) 7/10
19. Carmita (Israel Cárdenas, Laura Amelia Guzmán, 2013, Mexico) 5+/10
20. Somalia: The Forgotten Story (Mohamed Dawood, Omar Elkholy, 2016, Somalia) 7+/10
21. Benda Bilili! (Renaud Barret, Florent de La Tullaye, 2010, The Democratic Republic Of Congo ) 7-/10
22. Sonita (Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami, 2015, Iran) 8-/10
23. Black Harvest (Robin Anderson, Bob Connolly, 1992, Papua New Guinea ) 7/10
24. Born this Way (Shaun Kadlec, Deb Tullmann, 2013, Cameroon) 7-/10
25. Turkish Passport (Burak Arliel, 2011, Turkey) 8-/10
26. Winter on Fire (Evgeny Afineevsky, 2015, Ukraine) 7+/10
27. Sacro GRA (Gianfranco Rosi, 2013, Italy) 7/10
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Post by tourdesb » December 31st, 2017, 7:20 pm

166. Manoeuvre (1979, Frederick Wiseman, USA)

My guests for New Year's Eve are about to arrive so that means 166 will be my final score.
I cannot believe I watched that many.
I'm happy I managed to watch a lot of unseen from my DVD collection, including the complete documentary works by Werner Herzog and one third of my Wiseman collection.

And of course congratulations to the cyborg jeroeno. I did all I could to win my 3rd documentary challenge but you were on fire !
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1. Film Portrait (1972, Jerome Hill, USA)
2. We Are the Lambeth Boys (1959, Karel Reisz, UK)
3. Not a Love Story: A Film About Pornography (1981, Bonnie Sherr Klein, Canada)
4. Finis terrae (1929, Jean Epstein, France)
5. Hearts and Minds (1974, Petre Davis, USA)
6. Videogramme einer Revolution (1992, Andrei Ujica & Harun Farocki, Romania)
7. Gallivant (1996, Andrew Kotting, UK)
8. Italianamerican (1974, Martin Scorsese, USA)
9. 66 scener fra Amerika (1982, Jørgen Leth, Denmark)
10. Chavez: Inside the Coup (2003, Kim Bartley & Donnacha O'Briain, Ireland)
11-15. "Jazz" Episodes 1-5 (2001, Ken Burns, UK)
16. Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (2014, Kip Andersen & Keegan Kuhn, USA)
17. Streetwise (1984, Martin Bell, USA)
18. P.O.V.: My Country, My Country (2006, Laura Poitras, USA)
19. Shestaya chast mira (1926, Dziga Vertov, Soviet Union)
20. Sweetgrass (2009, Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Ilisa Barbash, USA)
21. Bright Leaves (2003, Ross McElwee, USA)
22. Nightfall (2012, James Benning, USA)
23. Seventeen (1983, Joel DeMott & Jeff Kreines, USA)
24-25. "Jazz" Episodes 6-7 (2001, Ken Burns, UK)
26. Ruhr (2009, James Benning, Germany)
27. "Jazz" Episode 8 (2001, Ken Burns, UK)
28. Easy Rider (2012, James Benning, USA)
29. Bnsf (2013, James Benning, USA)
30. Los (2001, James Benning, USA)
31. Four corners (1998, James Benning, USA)
32. Faces (2011, James Benning, USA)
33. Him and Me (1982, James Benning, USA)
34. Twenty Cigarettes (2011, James Benning, USA)
35-36. "Jazz" Episodes 9-10 (2001, Ken Burns, UK)
37-38. "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" Episodes 1-2 (2014, USA)
39. "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" Episode 3 (2014, USA)
40. One Way Boogie Woogie/27 Years Later (2005, James Benning, USA)
41. Grand Opera: An Historical Romance (1978, James Benning, USA)
42-43. "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" Episodes 4-5 (2014, USA)
44. Utopia (1998, James Benning, USA)
45-47. "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" Episodes 6-8 (2014, USA)
48. Signatures (2009, Nick Waggoner, USA)
49-51. "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" Episodes 9-11 (2014, USA)
52. Brooklyn Bridge (1981, Ken Burns, USA)
53-54. "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" Episodes 12-13 (2014, USA)
55. Thomas Hart Benton (1988, Ken Burns, Canada)
56. 13th (2016, Ava DuVernay, USA)
57. The Salt of the Earth (2014, Wim Wenders & Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, Brazil)
58. Before the Flood (2016, Fisher Stevens, USA)
59. Dal Polo all'Equatore (1987, Yervant Gianikian & Angela Ricci Lucchi, Italy)
60-63. "O.J.: Made in America" Episodes 1-4 (2016, Ezra Edelman, USA)
64-68. "Eyes on the Prize" Episodes 1-5 (1987, Henry Hampton, USA)
69. Tishe! (2003, Victor Kossakovsky, Russia)
70-71. "Eyes on the Prize" Episodes 6-7 (1987, Henry Hampton, USA)
72. Falkenau, the Impossible (1988, Emil Weiss, France)
73-74. "Eyes on the Prize" Episodes 8-9 (1987, Henry Hampton, USA)
75. American Dreams: Lost and Found (1984, James Benning, USA)
76a. Mädchen in Wittstock (1975, Volker Koepp, East Germany) : 20'
76b. Two Cabins (2011, James Benning, USA) : 31'
76c. Fire and Rain (2009, James Benning, USA) : 1'
76d. A bunch of shorts by the Manakis (1905-1918, Milton Manaki, Janaki Manaki, Republic of Macedonia) : approx. 30'
77. The Arctic Patrol (1929, Richard S. Finnie, Canada)
78. Buster Keaton Rides Again (1965, John Spotton, Canada)
79-80. "Eyes on the Prize" Episodes 10-11 (1987, Henry Hampton, USA)
81-83. "Eyes on the Prize" Episodes 12-14 (1987, Henry Hampton, USA)
84. Robinson in Space (1997, Patrick Keiller, UK)
85-90. "Apocalypse - La 2ème guerre mondiale" Episodes 1-6 (1999, France)
91. Trobriand Cricket (1975, Gary Kildea & Jerry Leach, Australia)
92. The Spirit of '45 (2013, Ken Loach, UK)
93. Cocksucker Blues (1972, Robert Frank, USA)
94. Fourteen Days in May (1988, Paul Hamann, UK)
95. Demon Lover Diary (1990, Joel DeMott, USA)
96. How much Wood would a Woodchuck chuck... - Beobachtungen zu einer neuen Sprache (1976, Werner Herzog, Germany)
97a. 8 Flags for 99¢ (1970, Chuck Olin, USA) : 30'
97b. From One Second to the Next (2013, Werner Herzog, USA) : 34'
98. Wodaabe - Die Hirten der Sonne. Nomaden am Südrand der Sahara (1989, Werner Herzog, Germany)
99. Glocken aus der Tiefe - Glaube und Aberglaube in Rußland (1993, Werner Herzog, Germany)
100. Wheel of Time (2003, Werner Herzog, Austria).
101. Huie's Predigt (1981, Werner Herzog, Germany)
102. Glaube und Währung - Dr. Gene Scott, Fernsehprediger (1981, Werner Herzog, Germany)
103. Echos aus einem düsteren Reich (1990, Werner Herzog, France)
104. Ballade vom kleinen Soldaten (1984, Werner Herzog, Germany)
105. Gasherbrum - Der leuchtende Berg (1985, Werner Herzog, Germany)
106. Julianes Sturz in den Dschungel (2000, Werner Herzog, Germany)
107. Total Balalaika Show (1994, Aki Kaurismäki, Finland)
108. Tod für fünf Stimmen (1995, Werner Herzog, Germany)
109. Cunnamulla (2000, Dennis O'Rourke, Australia)
110. Bis ans Ende... und dann noch weiter. Die ekstatische Welt des Filmemachers Werner Herzog (1989, Peter Buchka, Germany)
111. Was ich bin, sind meine Filme (1978, Erwin Keusch & Christian Weisenborn, Germany)
112. Mondo cane (1962, Paolo Cavara & Gualtiero Jacopetti, Italy)
113. Teaserama (1955, Irving Klaw, USA)
114. Was ich bin sind meine Filme - Teil 2... nach 30 Jahren (2010, Christian Weisenborn, Germany)
115. Law and Order (1969, Frederick Wiseman, USA)
116. Basic Training (1971, Frederick Wiseman, USA)
117. Essene (1972, Frederick Wiseman, USA)
118. Belovy (1992, Victor Kossakovsky, Russia)
119. The T.A.M.I. Show (1964, Steve Binder, USA)
120. Juvenile Court (1973, Frederick Wiseman, USA)
121a. La bohème (2009, Werner Herzog, UK) : 4'
121b. Les Français vus par" Les Gaulois (1988, Werner Herzog, France) : 12'
121c. Werner Herzog Filmemacher (1986, Werner Herzog, Germany) : 28'
121d. Spiegel van Holland (1950, Bert Haanstra, Netherlands) : 10'
121e. Cigarette Blues (1985, Les Blank & Alan Govenar, USA) : 6'
122. Chulas Fronteras (1976, Les Blank, USA)
123. Chung Kuo - Cina (1973, Michelangelo Antonioni, Italy)
124. Primate (1974, Frederick Wiseman, USA) : hard to watch.
125. The Forgotten Frontier (1931, Marvin Breckinridge, USA)
126. Meat (1976, Frederick Wiseman, USA)
127. Topaz (1945, Dave Tatsuno, USA)
128. The Year of Living Vicariously (2005, Amir Muhammad, Indonesia)
129a-f. Fuentes Family collection of shorts (1928-1938, Antonio Rodriguez Fuentes, USA) : 18'
129g. Notes on the Port of St. Francis (1951, Frank Stauffacher, USA) : 23'
129h. Republic Steel Strike Riots Newsreel Footage (1937, -, USA) : 20'
130. A Flood in Baath Country (2005, Omar Amiralay, Syria)
131. Tri pesni o Lenine (1934, Dziga Vertov, Soviet Union)
132. Surname Viet Given Name Nam (1989, T. Minh-ha Trinh, USA)
133. Die Mauer (1991, Jürgen Böttcher, Germany)
134a. Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe (1980, Les Blank, USA) : 20'
134b. Cicero's March (1966, -, USA) : 9'
134c. With the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in Spain (1938, Herbert Kline & Henri Cartier-Bresson, USA) : 3'
134d. Post-haste (1934, Humphrey Jennings, UK) : 9'
134e. Acariño galaico (De barro) (1995, José Val de Omar, Spain) : 23'
135. 24 Wirklichkeiten in der Sekunde (2005, Nina Kusturica & Eva Testor, Austria)
136a. Junkopia (1981, Chris Marker, France) : 6'
136b. An Evil Hour (1971, Peter Wolff, USA) : 12'
136c. Året gjennom Børfjord (1991, Morten Skallerud, Norway) : 12'
136d. Boleto de Ida (1983, Luis Molina Casanova, Puerto Rico) : 30'
137. In One Breath: Alexander Sokurov's Russian Ark (2003, Knut Elstermann, Russia)
138. Il nous faut du bonheur (2011, Aleksandr Sokurov & Alexei Jankowski, France)
139. Alefbay-e afghan (2002, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Iran)
140. The Men Who Made the Movies: Howard Hawks (1973, Richard Schickel, USA)
141. The Men Who Made the Movies: George Cukor (1973, Richard Schickel, USA)
142. The Men Who Made the Movies: Alfred Hitchcock (1973, Richard Schickel, USA)
143. The Men Who Made the Movies: Samuel Fuller (2002, Richard Schickel, USA)
144. Portrait d'un homme 'à 60% parfait': Billy Wilder (1982, Annie Tresgot, France)
145. 80 Blocks from Tiffany's (1979, Gary Weis, USA)
146a. Povratak srpskih pobednika (1913, -, Yugoslavia) : 36'
146b. P mesle pelican (1972, Parviz Kimiavi, Iran) : 25'
147. The Maestro: King of the Cowboy Artists (1995, Les Blank, USA)
148a. Jugend der Welt. Der Film von den IV. Olympischen Winterspielen in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (1936, Carl Junghans & Herbert Brieger, Germany) : 37'
148b. Odchádza clovek (1960, Kazimierz Karabasz, Czechoslovakia) : 28'
149. Ecuador Noticiero Ocaña Film (1929, Manuel Ocaña, Ecuador)
150a. An Owl Is an Owl Is an Owl (1990, Chris Marker, France) : 3'
150b. Muzykanci (1968, Martin Slivka, Poland) : 9'
150c. Prikosnovenie K Vechnosti (1966, Ararat Mashanov, Soviet Union) : 10'
150d. Paní Le Murie (1993, Petr Václav, Czech Republic) : 39'
151. Allah Tantou (1992, David Achkar, Guinea)
152. Une journée d'Andrei Arsenevitch (1999, Chris Marker, France)
153. Miejsce urodzenia (1992, Pawel Lozinski, Poland)
154. Alone in the Wilderness (2004, -, USA)
155. Original Cast Album: Company (1970, D.A. Pennebaker, USA)
156. Le rapport Karski (2010, Claude Lanzmann, France)
157. Rabindranath Tagore (1961, Satyajit Ray, India)
158. Lettre de Sibérie (1957, Chris Marker, France)
159. Memorandum (1967, John Spotton & Donald Brittain, Canada)
160. The Queen (1968, Frank Simon, USA)
161. Vesnoy (1929, Mikhail Kaufman, Soviet Union)
162. A Time for Burning (1967, Bill Jersey & Barbara Connell, USA)
163. Description d'un combat (1960, Chris Marker, Israel)
164. Sinai Field Mission (1978, Frederick Wiseman, USA)
165. Canal Zone (1977, Frederick Wiseman, USA)
166. Manoeuvre (1979, Frederick Wiseman, USA)
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Post by maxwelldeux » December 31st, 2017, 8:42 pm

tourdesb on Dec 31 2017, 05:40:19 AM wrote:
cinephage on Dec 31 2017, 05:28:36 AM wrote:03. The Fog of War, by Errol Morris (2003) 8,5/10

What a fantastic approach to these essential historic facts, getting testimony from one of its main protagonist. McNamara is a very brilliant and complex man. Listening to him is a very rich experience, and a good approach to better understanding the Viet-Nam War...

By the way, I counted The Century of the Self as one watch, but it's made of 4 parts of 58' each. Should I count this a 4 watches instead of 1 ? That would increase my ranking considerably... :)
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01. Land des Schweigens und der Dunkelheit, by Werner Herzog (1971) 7,5/10
02. The Century of the Self, by Adam Curtis (2002) 8/10
It's a mini-series in 4 episodes, so according to the OP you should count 4 points indeed.
Agreed - I've made the edit in my file for you, cinephage.

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Post by ororama » December 31st, 2017, 8:51 pm

5. Trobriand Cricket (1975, Australia) * 53 min.

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1. Tower (2016, US) * 82 min.
2. Hospital (1977, Poland) * 21 min.
Railway Station (1980, Poland) * 13 min.
Older, Stronger, Wiser (1989, Canada) * 28 min.
3. So Far from India (1983, US) * 49 min.
4. 42 Up (1998) * 133 min.

* First time viewing.
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Post by HVM » December 31st, 2017, 9:31 pm

11. Vinyl (2000) 7/10
12. Svět podle Daliborka (2017)
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1. Hearts and Minds (1974) 7/10
2. S-21, la machine de mort Khmère rouge (2003) 7/10
3. London (1994) 7/10
4. Robinson in Space (1997) 7/10
5. Shestaya chast mira aka The Sixth Part of the World (1926) 5/10
6. Harvest of Shame (1960) 7/10
7. Bilder der Welt und Inschrift des Krieges aka Images of the World and the Inscription of War (1989) 6.5/10
8. Water and Power (1989) 6.5/10
9. Routine Pleasures (1986) 6.5/10
10. De fem benspænd aka The Five Obstructions (2003) 6/10
11. Vinyl (2000) 7/10
12. Svět podle Daliborka (2017)
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Post by Simba63 » December 31st, 2017, 11:31 pm

114. Memorandum (1967, Canada) - 8/10
115. Pravda (1970, West Germany) - 5/10
116. The Laughing Man (1966, East Germany) - 6/10

...and that will be it for me. Happy New Year everyone!

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Post by jeroeno » January 1st, 2018, 1:22 am

Many thanks to maxwelldeux for hosting and a very special thank you to tourdesb, I had a lot of fun with this little duel, I would've never watched so many documentaries this month if it wasn't for you. :cheers:

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1. Zeitgeist: Addendum - pretty good until it went devolved at the end and said we should all join a New World Order, yet the calls to action at the end were very good.
2. The New Radical - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/the-new-radical/
3. Ken Burns’ Mark Twain (2001) Part One 9/10 - covers his life until he finishes Huckleberry Finn (streaming on Kanopy)
4. Ken Burns’ Mark Twain (2001) Part Two 9/10 - the second part is sad as his life and zest for it spirals down in the depths of sorrow, however the documentary covers his whole life and career as an author and it’s amazing (streaming on Kanopy)
5. The Drugstore 6/10 - not as captivating compared to the other Joris Ivens films I’ve seen, but it was okay.
6. Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart 7/10 - More interesting than I was expecting. I was too young to really hear about the story when it came out, but the documentary brings a fresh perspective after the media circus that followed the killing of Pamela Smart’s husband.
7. Voyeur 6/10 - weird movie. It’s like the personification of Norman Bates, about the owner of a motel spying on people. Writer Gay Talese gets involved and propels this guy to the spotlight. Well, it was very interesting, but toward the end I wish they would have just cut it by a few minutes, because it got a little painful.
8. At Night I Fly (2011) - American prisons from a Swedish POV ended up being very mundane. The filmmaker may have been interested in cultural differences between Americans and between Americans and Swedish people, but really, it wasn’t that engaging or compelling enough.
9. What Happened in Vegas - Letterboxd review: https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/w ... -in-vegas/
10. What I Want My Words to Do to You: Voices from Inside a Women's Maximum Security Prison (2003) I wanted to see this after watching Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart.
11. Festival 7/10 - Pretty good, but I don’t feel that Murray Lerner is as good of a filmmaker as D.A. Pennebaker or Albert Maysles or other exciting documentarians from the time period. However, the supplements were good and showed his vision, which seemed cool.
Festival extras: Making Festival (27 mins)
Festival extras: When We Played Newport: Countering Culture Through Folk Music (31 mins.)
12. Nippon Sengoshi - Madamu onboro no Seikatsu 6/10
13. Murderball (2005)
14. Big Sonia 8/10 - I wanted to see this, but I had no idea how much it would affect me. It’s a great story of a holocaust survivor. It’s in theaters in Los Angeles now, but I also noticed it’s on Kanopy, a streaming service through some library systems.
15. Never Sleep Again - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/n ... et-legacy/
16. Earth (2007)- no longer an official check, but worth checking out. James Earl Jones voice-over.
17. Along for the Ride (2016) - A great overview of the work of Dennis Hopper. Some of the lesser known films he acted in aren't talked about. His children aren't mentioned. It focuses more on his story as told by his right-hand man, Satya de la Manitou.
18. Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) No longer an official check, but worth seeing for films and people you love if you are a movie lover.
19. Shadowman - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/shadowman/
20. Cuba and the Cameraman (2017) A great documentary on Cuba filmed over several years.
21. The Rape of Recy Taylor 2017 - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/t ... cy-taylor/
22. From the Ground Up (2017) - this movie explores athletes that eat plant-based foods, redefining traditions and people’s perceptions of strength, masculinity, etc.
23. Bud Greenspan's Athens 2004: Stories of Olympic Glory - On one hand, it was more interesting than I expected. But on the other, it seems to focus on some personal stories without giving an overview of everything that happened at the Olympics.
24. 4 Little Girls - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/4-little-girls/
25. The Execution of Wanda Jean
26. The Loving Story - Nancy Buirski directed, my thoughts on the directed in another review: https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/t ... cy-taylor/
27. Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2016) I love Debbie & Carrie, but they seemed to think they were better than everyone else. Carrie thought it was harder for her mother to age and Todd Fisher (Debbie’s son) talked about marrying into Hollywood, because normal people wouldn’t understand. Love them, but I enjoyed the documentary RISKY DRINKING from Carrie.
28. Killing for Love - https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/das ... chen-2016/
29. Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory - Good, but depressing.
30. Twist of Faith - alright, but lackluster compared to other movies on the same topic (child abuse from those in positions of power in the Catholic Church). I felt sorry for the victims, but it wasn’t excellent filmmaking. I was shocked, because Kirby Dick’s other films I’ve seen are great.
31. Quest - nominated for a Spirit Award - alright film about a family in the Philadelphia area. They are faced with extraordinary challenges. I liked the family, but I again felt the filmmaking wasn’t top notch.
32. Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God - way better than Kirby Dick’s Twist of Faith. Alex Gibney is a master.
33. Roy Orbison and Friends: A Black and White Night (1988)
34. An Apology to Elephants - 40 mins. review on LB https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/a ... elephants/
35. Wormwood - Chapter 1: Suicide Revealed
36. Wormwood - Chapter 2: A Terrible Mistake
37. Wormwood - Chapter 3: The Forbidden Threshold
38. Wormwood - Chapter 4: Opening the Lid
39. Wormwood - Chapter 5: Honorable Men
40. Wormwood - Chapter 6: Remember Me - review of whole program: https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/wormwood/
41. If God Is Willing and da Creek Don't Rise - Episode One
42. If God Is Willing and da Creek Don't Rise - Episode Two - watched the two disc set. This is about the aftermath of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. It’s disturbing. There are several noteworthy things, however, not only was When the Levees Broke way better, but Spike Lee (superfluously) references his previous film on Hurricane Katrina enough to make you wonder if it was necessary.
43. Bill Frisell: A Portrait - Review: https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/b ... -portrait/
44. Methadonia (2005) - Great. One addict even talks about his stinky socks that almost made his girlfriend leave him. He gives this advice: “Ima tell you: if you want the President outta the White House, just throw a sock in there. His ass will run like hell. And he wouldn't come back.” We need to find this guy and get some of his socks.
45. Coma
46. The Crash Reel
47. Mr. Conservative: Goldwater on Goldwater
48. The Strange History of Don't Ask, Don't Tell
49. a) Music for Prudence
b) Music for Prudence commentary
50. Shorts I
a)Festival extras: Making Festival (27 mins)
b) Festival extras: When We Played Newport: Countering Culture Through Folk Music (31 mins.)
c) Fuentes Family Ranch (1938) 2 mins. [National Film Registry-new]
51. Marathon - Very arty. Thanks Carlos Saura.
52. David Lynch: The Art Life - Great <3
53. For Example: A Critique of Never - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/f ... -of-never/
54. Finding Fela - Good portrait. Thanks, Alex Gibney.
55. Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008) - I personally am not a huge Hunter S. Thompson fan. Some things were eye-opening, but as a human being, just was not into Thompson AT ALL.
56. Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown (2014) - Thanks, Alex Gibney, that was awesome.
57. Ken Burns’ Baseball - 1994 - Episode 1
58. Ken Burns’ Baseball - 1994 - Episode 2
59. Ken Burns’ Baseball - 1994 - Episode 3
60. Ken Burns’ Baseball - 1994 - Episode 4: A National Heirloom
61. Ken Burns’ Baseball - 1994 - Episode 5
62. Ken Burns’ Baseball - 1994 - Episode 6: The National Pastime
63. Ken Burns’ Baseball - 1994 - Episode 7: The Capital of Baseball
64. Ken Burns’ Baseball - 1994 - Episode 8: A Whole New Ballgame
65. Ken Burns’ Baseball - 1994 - Episode 9
66. Ken Burns’ Baseball - 1994 - The Tenth Inning: Top of the Tenth
67. Ken Burns’ Baseball - 1994 - The Tenth Inning: Bottom of the Tenth
Ken Burns’ mastery of documentary making is why I chose to watch this. Although, this is somewhat repetitive and definitely too long (2.5 days of viewing!!). That being said, the 10th parts were somewhat necessary to update what had happened since 1994 (scandals and record breakers). One of my favorite parts was when “writer” Roger Angell criticized the appearance of a player and I yelled at the screen, “You’re one to talk.” Doris Kearns Goodwin often chimed in and it was good to hear a female voice amongst all the men. After all, I wasn’t very into baseball and only recognized a handful of names. Now I can say I know a bit more.

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37. Der Versuch zu leben (1983, Johann Feindt, West Germany) 7/10

38. Niu pi (2005, Jiayin Liu, China) 7/10

39. Niupi er (2009, Jiayin Liu, China) 6.5/10

40. Die Geschichte vom weinenden Kamel - The Story of the Weeping Camel (2003, Byambasuren Davaa, Luigi Falorni, Germany/Mongolia) 7.5/10
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1. Nihon Kaiho sensen: Sanrizuka no natsu - The Battle Front for the Liberation of Japan: Summer in Sanrizuka (1968, Shinsuke Ogawa, Japan) 7.5/10

2. Sanrizuka: Dainitoride no hitobito - Narita: Peasants of the Second Fortress (1971, Shinsuke Ogawa, Japan) 8/10

3. Sanrizuka: Heta buraku - Sanrizuka - Heta Village (1973, Shinsuke Ogawa, Japan) 7/10

4. The Trap: What Happened to Our Dream of Freedom, Ep 1: F***K You, Buddy (2007, Adam Curtis, UK) 9/10

5. The Trap: What Happened to Our Dream of Freedom, Ep 2: The Lonely Robot (2007, Adam Curtis, UK) 9/10

6. The Trap: What Happened to Our Dream of Freedom, Ep 3: We Will Force You to Be Free (2007, Adam Curtis, UK) 9/10

7. HyperNormalisation (2016, Adam Curtis, UK) 6.5/10

8. An Injury to One (2002, Travis Wilkerson, USA) 6.5/10

9. The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear, Ep 1: Baby It's Cold Outside (2004, Adam Curtis, UK) 7/10

10. The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear, Ep 2: The Phantom Victory (2004, Adam Curtis, UK) 7/10

11. The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear, Ep 3: The Shadows in the Cave (2004, Adam Curtis, UK) 7/10

12. Araya (1959, Margot Benacerraf, Venezuela) 8/10

13. Vittorio de Seta's documentaries (1955-1959, Vittorio de Seta, Italy) 6.5/10 [Total runtime: 100 min]

I. Contadini del mare
II. Isole di fuoco
III. Surfarara
IV. Lu tempu di li pisci spata
V. Pasqua in Sicilia
VI. Parabola d'oro
VII. Pescherecci
VIII. Pastori di Orgosolo
IX. Un giorno in Barbagia
X. I dimenticati

14. Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996, Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky, USA) 7.5/10

15. Paradise Lost 2: Revelations (2000, Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky, USA) 7/10

16. Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011, Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky, USA) 7.5/10

17. Sikkim (1971, Satyajit Ray, India) 7/10

18. Le fond de l'air est rouge - A Grin Without A Cat (1977, Chris Marker, France) 8/10

19. Comment Yukong déplaça les montagnes - How Yukong Moved the Mountains (1976, Joris Ivens, Marceline Loridan Ivens, France) 9/10

20. Tiexi Qu - Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks (2002, Wang Bing, China) 7.5/10

21. Songhwan - Repatriation (2003, Dong-won Kim, South Korea) 9/10

22. Minamata: Kanja-san to sono sekai - Minamata: The Victims and Their World (1971, Noriaki Tsuchimoto, Japan) 7/10

23. Kita-kitsune monogatari - The Glacier Fox (1978, Koreyoshi Kurahara, Japan) 7/10

24. Man-sin - Manshin: Ten Thousand Spirits (2013, Chan-kyong Park, South Korea) 6/10

25. My Winnipeg (2007, Guy Maddin, Canada) 8/10

26. Werner Herzog's documentaries [Total runtime: 63 minutes]

I. Werner Herzog: Filmemacher - Portrait Werner Herzog (1986, Werner Herzog, West Germany) 7/10
II. La Soufrière - Warten auf eine unausweichliche Katastrophe (1977, Werner Herzog, West Germany) 7/10
III. La Bohème (2009, Werner Herzog, UK)

27. Mou hitotsu no kyouiku - Ina shogakkou haru gumi no kiroku - Lessons from a Calf (1991, Hirokazu Koreeda, Japan) 7.5/10

28. Nippon Sengoshi - Madamu onboro no Seikatsu - History of Postwar Japan as Told by a Bar Hostess (1970, Shôhei Imamura, Japan) 7/10

29. Karayuki-san - Karayuki-san, the Making of a Prostitute (1975, Shôhei Imamura, Japan) 7.5/10

30. Gui tu lie che - Last Train Home (2009, Lixin Fan, China) 7/10

31. Blokada - Blockade (2006, Sergei Loznitsa, Russia) 5.5/10

32. Loin du Vietnam - Far from Vietnam (1967, Joris Ivens, William Klein, Claude Lelouch, Jean-Luc Godard, Chris Marker, Alain Resnais, France) 6.5/10

33. The Mills of the Gods: Viet Nam (1965, Beryl Fox, Canada) 6.5/10

34. As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty (2000, Jonas Mekas, USA) 9/10

35. Kinoglaz - Kino Eye (1924, Dziga Vertov, Soviet Union) 8/10

36. Cao ta ma de dian ying - Fuck Cinema (2005, Wenguang Wu, China) 8.5/10

37. Der Versuch zu leben (1983, Johann Feindt, West Germany) 7/10

38. Niu pi (2005, Jiayin Liu, China) 7/10

39. Niupi er (2009, Jiayin Liu, China) 6.5/10

40. Die Geschichte vom weinenden Kamel - The Story of the Weeping Camel (2003, Byambasuren Davaa, Luigi Falorni, Germany/Mongolia) 7.5/10

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Post by flavo5000 » January 1st, 2018, 6:32 am

135. Eat (1963, USA)
Robert Indiana eats... Andy Warhol trolls...

136. Explorers of the World (1931, USA)
A very old, creaky newsreel style doc compiling footage from various expeditions to places like the South Pole and the Amazon.

137. Sharks: Are They Hunting Us? (2006, USA)
138. Man vs. Fish: Tiger Shark (2010, USA)
139. Man vs. Fish: Mako Shark (2009, USA)
140. Shark Bites: Adventures in Shark Week (2010, USA)
The last bits on my Shark Week blu-ray, there's little variance in the previous themes of basically going back and forth between "sharks are awesome" and sharks are dangerous". If you like Craig Ferguson, you can watch him swim with sharks in the Shark Bites special...

141. Basic Tsukamoto (2003, Japan)
An extensive interview with Japanese auteur Shinya Tsukamoto, walking through his films up to A Snake of June. Interesting to see where he got his beginnings and how pragmatic he is about filmmaking despite his hyper surreal cyber monstrosity films.

142. The Anderson Platoon (1967, France)
French documentarian follows a platoon during the height of the Vietnam war. It had a very raw quality to it that goes a long way toward transporting you into their situation.

143. Operation Abolition (1960, USA)
An utter horseshit propaganda piece courtesy of HUAC.

And with that, I am done with the Documentary challenge! I really did not expect to watch this many docs in one month...

I'll be attempting to splice together the Sci-fi/Fantasy and Low Ratings challenges next month which should lead to lots of underwhelming terrible viewing experiences... Hooray!
Captured RealitiesShow
1. Dead Birds (1963, USA)
2. The Art of Flight (2011, USA)
3. Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America (2016, USA)
4. Poto and Cabengo (1980, USA)
5. Manakamana (2013, Nepal)
6a. An Injury to One: The Mexican Miners' struggle for union independence (2008, Mexico)
6b. Misère au Borinage (1933, Belgium)
6c. In the Street (1948, USA)
7. Baraka (1992, USA)
8a. Post-haste (1934, UK)
8b. Welfare of the Workers (1940, UK)
8c. Locomotives (1934, UK)
8d. The Story of the Wheel (1934, UK)
8e. Farewell Topsails (1937, UK)
8f. The Farm (1938, UK)
9. My Life Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn (2014, USA)
10. Der ewige Jude (1940, Germany)
11. Nevinost bez zastite (1968, Yugoslavia)
12a. Speaking from America (1938, UK)
12b. Making Fashion (1938, UK)
12c. Spare Time (1939, UK)
12d. Nicht löschbares Feuer (1969, West Germany)
13. Primary (1960, USA)
14. Deseret (1995, USA)
15. Surname Viet Given Name Nam (1989, Vietnam)
16. Die große Ekstase des Bildschnitzers Steiner (1974, West Germany)
17a. La Bohème (2009, UK)
17b. Jaime (1974, Portugal)
17c. Yellow Caesar (1941, UK)
18. Leviathan (2012, France)
19. Standard Operating Procedure (2008, USA)
20. Sex in the Comics (2012, France)
21. Man of Aran (1934, UK)
22. Wax, or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees (1991, USA)
23. Not a Love Story: A Film About Pornography (1981, Canada)
24. The Great White Silence (1924, UK)
25. The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter (1980, USA)
26. Routine Pleasures (1986, France)
27. The City (1939, USA)
28. To the Arctic 3D (2012, USA)
29. GoreBeat (2008, USA)
30. Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011, USA)
31. Trop tôt/Trop tard (1982, France)
32. GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (2012, USA)
33. Brian Regan: Nunchucks and Flamethrowers (2017, USA)
34. My Crasy Life (1992, USA)
35. Samsara (2011, USA)
36. Born to Be Wild (2011, USA)
37. Splatter: Architects of Fear (1986, USA)
38. Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment (1963, USA)
39. 7 Plus Seven (1970, UK)
40. 21 Up (1977, UK)
41. 28 Up (1984, UK)
42. 35 Up (1991, UK)
43. 42 Up (1998, UK)
44. 49 Up (2005, UK)
45. 56 Up (2012, UK)
46a. The Song of Ceylon (1934, UK)
46b. Granton Trawler (1934, UK)
46c. Regen (1929, Netherlands)
47. Chihuly Outside (2012, USA)
48. Survival of the Yellowstone Wolves (1996, USA)
49. Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique (1991, France)
50. Home (2009, France)
51a. Commandment Keeper Church, Beaufort South Carolina, May 1940 (Excerpt)(1940, USA)
51b. Rev. S.S. Jones Home Movies (1924-1926) (2016, USA)
51c. Moses Sisters Interview Pearl Bowser (1978, USA)
52. The Dog (2013, USA)
53. Harvest of Shame (1960, USA)
54. Zidane, un portrait du 21e siècle (2006, France)
55. Control Room (2004, USA)
56. Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (2015, USA)
57. Obyknovennyy fashizm (1965, Soviet Union)
58a. The Science of Disney Imagineering: Fluids (2009, USA)
58b. Toys of Terror: The Making of 'Dolls' (2014, USA)
59. Pumping Iron (1977, USA)
60. Musique au poing (1982, France)
61. The Hellstrom Chronicle (1971, USA)
62-68. Frozen Planet (2011, UK) Episode 1 - 7
69a. The Making of 'The Serpent and the Rainbow' (2016, USA)
69b. Ida, Be Thy Name: The Frightful Females of Fear (2013, USA)
69c. Monsters on Demand: Making of Terrorvision (2012, USA)
70. Collision: Christopher Hitchens vs. Douglas Wilson (2009, USA)
71. Life Itself (2014, USA)
72. Être et avoir (2002, France)
73. Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001, USA)
74. Prelude to War (1942, USA)
75. The Nazis Strike (1943, USA)
76. Divide and Conquer (1943, USA)
77. The Battle of Britain (1943, USA)
78. The Battle of Russia (1943, USA)
79. The Battle of China (1944, USA)
80. War Comes to America (1945, USA)
81. Suite Habana (2003, Cuba)
82. I'm a Stranger Here Myself (1975, USA)
83. The Maestro: King of the Cowboy Artists (1995, USA)
84. The Queers Are Here (2007, USA)
85. Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005, USA)
86. Belovy (1992, Russia)
87-90. The Fabric of the Cosmos (2011, USA)
91. Into the Shark Bite (2010, USA)
92a. Les Français vus par" Les Gaulois (1988, France)
92b. Before My Eyes (1989, India)
92c. The Story of a Village and a War (1979, Lebanon)
93. The Trail of Dracula (2013, USA)
94. A British Picture (1989, UK)
95. 15 stron swiata (2014, Poland)
96. The Spanish Earth (1937, USA)
97. Entuziazm (Simfoniya Donbassa) (1931, Soviet Union)
98. A (1998, Japan)
99. Ultimate Air Jaws (2010, USA)
100. Day of the Shark 3 (2010, USA)
101. A Grand Night In: The Story of Aardman (2015, UK)
102. We Are the Lambeth Boys (1959, UK)
103. La chasse au lion à l'arc (1967, France)
104. Terror in the Aisles (1984, USA)
105. Steam Around the World: The Asian & Australasian Archives (2006, USA)
106. Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008, Australia)
107. Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary (2017, USA)
108. Cocksucker Blues (1972, USA)
109. My Beautiful Broken Brain (2014, UK)
110. Ping Pong (2012, UK)
111. Shark Attack Survival Guide (2010, USA)
112. Directed by John Ford (1971, USA)
113. Bob Dylan Speaks (2006, USA)
114. When You Wore a Tulip and I Wore a Big Red Rose (1983, USA)
115. Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010, UK)
116. Sharkbite Beach (2010, USA)
117. Santiago (2007, Brazil)
118a. Mädchen in Wittstock (1975, East Germany)
118b. O Dreamland (1953, UK)
118c. The River (1938, USA)
119. Lion Battle Zone (2010, USA)
120. The Magic of Mushrooms (2014, UK)
121. Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (2010, Germany)
122. Rise of the Supergamer (2016, UK)
123-126. The Century of the Self (2002, UK)
127. Virunga (2014, UK/Congo)
128.The Secret Rules of Modern Living: Algorithms (2015, UK)
129. The House I Live In (2012, USA)
130. NOVA: Wild Ways (2016, USA)
131. The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls (2009, New Zealand)
132. Doomsday Chronicles (1979, USA)
133. Dig! (2004, USA)
134a. Powers of Ten (1977, USA)
134b. The Battle of Midway (1942, USA)
134c. Vzglyanite na litso (1966, Soviet Union)
134d. Weather Diary 3 (1988, USA)
135. Eat (1963, USA)
136. Explorers of the World (1931, USA)
137. Sharks: Are They Hunting Us? (2006, USA)
138. Man vs. Fish: Tiger Shark (2010, USA)
139. Man vs. Fish: Mako Shark (2009, USA)
140. Shark Bites: Adventures in Shark Week (2010, USA)
141. Basic Tsukamoto (2003, Japan)
142. The Anderson Platoon (1967, France)
143. Operation Abolition (1960, USA)

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106. Long Shot (2017, USA)
107. The Story of Film: An Odyssey: Sex & Melodrama (2011, UK)
108. The Story of Film: An Odyssey: European New Wave (2011, UK)
109a. Very Nice, Very Nice (1961, Canada, 7m)
109b. Talking Heads (1980, Poland, 16m)
109c. North Sea (1938, UK, 32m)
109d. Manaki shorts (1912, Republic of Macedonia, 34m)

Long Shot (2017) was a frustrating, but ultimately validating look at the American criminal justice system working out. Nothing special about this, but the utter ridiculousness of the story is worth hearing.
That's Dr. Umentary, to youShow
1. The Thin Blue Line (1988, USA)
2. The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young (2014, USA)
3. Hunting Hitler: The Hunt Begins (2015, USA)
4. Hunting Hitler: Secret Nazi Lair (2015, USA)
5. Hunting Hitler: Escape from Berlin (2015, USA)
6. Tickled (2016, New Zealand)
7. Virunga (2014, Congo)
8. Chelovek s kino-apparatom (1929, Soviet Union)
9. Nanook of the North (1922, USA)
10. Nema-ye Nazdik (1990, Iran)
11. A Diary for Timothy (1945, UK)
12. Hunting Hitler: The Tunnel (2015, USA)
13. The Blue Planet: Introduction (2001, UK)
14. The Blue Planet: The Deep (2001, UK)
15. Hunting Hitler: Ratlines (2015, USA)
16. Hunting Hitler: Hitler's Safehouse (2015, USA)
17. Too Funny to Fail: The Life and Death of the Dana Carvey Show (2017, USA)
18. Tales of the Grim Sleeper (2014, USA)
19. Surviving Earth (2014, Australia)
20. Surviving Progress (2011, Canada)
21. National Gallery (2014, UK)
22. Hunting Hitler: Friends in High Places (2015, USA)
23. Hunting Hitler: Hitler's Plane (2015, USA)
24. Blue Planet: Open Ocean (2001, UK)
25. Vernon, Florida (1981, USA)
26. The Atomic Café (1982, USA)
27. Kon Tiki (1950, Norway)
28. Let There Be Light (1946, USA)
29. The Negro Soldier (1944, USA)
30. The Endless Summer (1966, USA)
31. Hunting Hitler: The Hunt Continues (2016, USA)
32. Hunting Hitler: The Compound (2016, USA)
33a. Four Seasons (1975, Soviet Union, 29m)
33b. Window Water Baby Moving (1959, USA, 13m)
33c. Jazz Dance (1954, USA, 22m)
34. Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism (2004, USA)
35. Triump des Willens AKA Triumph of the Will (1935, Germany
36. Jesus Camp (2006, USA)
37. March of the Penguins (2005, France)
38. The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner (1974, West Germany)
39. Fed Up (2014, USA)
40a. Coal Face (1935, UK, 11m)
40b. Happy Mother's Day (1963, USA, 26m)
40c. Lonely Boy (1963, Canada, 27m)
41. Hunting Hitler: Eyewitness Account (2016, USA)
42. Hunting Hitler: The Web (2016, USA)
43. Hunting Hitler: The Factory (2016, USA)
44. Hunting Hitler: The Secret Island (2016, USA)
45. Man on Wire (2008, USA)
46. The Culture High (2014, USA)
47. The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter (1980, USA)
48. Hunting Hitler: Unmarked Grave (2016, USA)
49. Hunting Hitler: Nazi Colony (2017, USA)
50. Koyaanisqatsi (1982, USA)
51. Turksib (1929, Soviet Union)
52. Nazi Mystery: Twins from Brazil (2009, USA)
53. Blue Planet: Frozen Seas (2001, UK)
54. Blue Planet: Seasonal Seas (2001, UK)
55. Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World (2016, USA)
56. The Keepers: The Murder (2017, USA)
57. The Keepers: The School (2017, USA)
58. The Keepers: The Revelation (2017, USA)
59. The Keepers: The Burial (2017, USA)
60. The Keepers: The Suspects (2017, USA)
61. The Keepers: The Web (2017, USA)
62. The Keepers: The Conclusion (2017, USA)
63: Secrets of the Dead: The Hunt for Nazi Scientists (2005, USA)
64. The Confession Tapes: True East Part 1 (2017, USA)
65. The Confession Tapes: True East Part 2 (2017, USA)
66. The Confession Tapes: A Public Apology (2017, USA)
67. Blue Planet: Coral Seas (2001, UK)
68. Blue Planet: Tidal Seas (2001, UK)
69. Voyeur (2017, USA)
70. Nazi Concentration Camps (1945, USA)
71. Human Planet: Deserts - Life in the Furnace (2011, UK)
72. Blue Planet: Coasts (2001, UK)
73a. North Sea (1938, UK, 32m)
73b. Housing Problems (1935, UK, 16m)
73c. Necrology (1971, USA, 12m)
74a. The Mad Masters (1955, France, 36m)
74b. The Plow That Broke the Plains (1936, US, 25m)
75. Prelude to War (1942, USA)
76. The Untold History of the United States: Chapter 1 - World War 2 (2012, USA
77. The Parking Lot Movie (2010, USA)
78. 9/11: Fifteen Years Later (2017, USA)
79. When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006, USA)
80. The Nazis Strike (1943, USA)
81. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010, France?)
82. The Confession Tapes: Trial by Fire (2017, USA)
83. The Confession Tapes: 8th and H (2017, USA)
84a. Nieuwe gronden (1933, Netherlands, 36m)
84b. Shipyard (1935, UK, 24m)
85. The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On (1987, Japan)
86. The Confession Tapes: The Labor Day Murders (2017, USA)
87. The Confession Tapes: Down River (2017, USA)
88. The Investigator: A British Crime Story e1 (2016, UK)
89. The Investigator: A British Crime Story e2 (2016, UK)
90. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010, UK)
91. Saving Capitalism (2017, USA)
92. Breaking the Cycle (2017, Finland)
93. The Investigator: A British Crime Story e3 (2016, UK)
94. The Investigator: A British Crime Story e4 (2016, UK)
95. Hitler's Children (2011, Israel)
96. Divide And Conquer (1943, USA)
97. The Battle of Chile - Part 1 (1975, Chile)
98. High School (1969, UK)
99. The Story of Film: An Oddyssey: Birth of the Cinema (2011, UK)
100. The Act of Killing (2012, Indonesia)
101. The Story of Film: An Odyssey: The Hollywood Dream (2011, UK)
102. The Story of Film: An Odyssey: The Golden Age of World Cinema (2011, UK)
103. The Story of Film: An Odyssey: The Arrival of Sound (2011, UK)
104. The Story of Film: An Odyssey: Post-War Cinema (2011, UK)
105. Tower (2016, USA)
106. Long Shot (2017, USA)
107. The Story of Film: An Odyssey: Sex & Melodrama (2011, UK)
108. The Story of Film: An Odyssey: European New Wave (2011, UK)
109a. Very Nice, Very Nice (1961, Canada, 7m)
109b. Talking Heads (1980, Poland, 16m)
109c. North Sea (1938, UK, 32m)
109d. Manaki shorts (1912, Republic of Macedonia, 34m)

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Post by sebby » January 1st, 2018, 9:35 am

[font=courier]102-106. Eyes on the Prize Parts 6-10 (1987,1990, USA)

And that'll do it for me. Hit my primary goal of 100 :)

Best films seen this month:

Anything Can Happen
D'Est
Whores' Glory
Pani le murie
The Mighty River


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2017 Documentary ChallengeShow
[font=courier]01. Bo Burnham: Make Happy (2016, USA) - 6.5/10
02. Dark Days (2002, USA) - 8/10
03. Paris Is Burning (1990, USA) - 7/10
04. Blokada (2006, Russia) - 8/10
05. 30 for 30: "Nature Boy" (2017, USA) - 5.5/10
06. Black Harvest (1992, Papua New Guinea) - 7.5/10
07. Control Room (2004, USA) - 7.5/10
08. The Story of Film: An Odyssey - "Birth of the Cinema" (2011, UK) - 8/10
09. The Story of Film: An Odyssey - "The Hollywood Dream" (2011, UK) - 8/10
10a. Menq (1969, Armenia) - 6/10
10b. Anything Can Happen (2005, Poland) - 9/10
11. At Sea (2007, USA) - 4.5/10
12. Let There Be Light (1946, USA) - 6/10
13. The Story of Film: An Odyssey - "The Golden Age of World Cinema" (2011, UK) - 8/10
14. The Story of Film: An Odyssey - "The Arrival of Sound" (2011, UK) - 8/10
15. Kate Plays Christine (2016, USA) - 6/10
16. Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (1927, Germany) - 6/10
17. The Story of Film: An Odyssey - "Post-War Cinema" (2011, UK) - 8/10
18. The Story of Film: An Odyssey - "Sex & Melodrama" (2011, UK) - 8/10
19. The Sorrow and the Pity (1969, France) - 6/10
20. Mer dare (1983, Soviet Union) - 8/10
21. The Story of Film: An Odyssey - "European New Wave" (2011, UK) - 9/10
22. The Story of Film: An Odyssey - "New Directors, New Form" (2011, UK) - 8/10
23. The Story of Film: An Odyssey - "American Cinema of the 70s" (2011, UK) - 8/10
24. Italianamerican (1974, USA) - 6/10
25. American Boy: A Profile of: Steven Prince (1978, USA) - 6/10
26. Grass: A Nation's Battle for Life (1925, USA / Iran) - 6.5/10
27. Voyeur (2017, USA) - 5/10
28. The Story of Film: An Odyssey - "Movies to Change the World" (2011, UK) - 8/10
29. The Story of Film: An Odyssey - "The Arrival of Multiplexes and Asian Mainstream" (2011, UK) - 8/10
30. The Story of Film: An Odyssey - "Fight the Power: Protest in Film" (2011, UK) - 8/10
31. Hearts and Minds (1974, USA) - 7.5/10
32. Divorce Iranian Style (1998, Iran) - 6.5/10
33. The Story of Film: An Odyssey - "New Boundaries: World Cinema in Africa, Asia & Latin America" (2011, UK) - 8/10
34. The Story of Film: An Odyssey - "New American Independents & The Digital Revolution" (2011, UK) - 4/10
35. The Story of Film: An Odyssey - "Cinema Today and the Future" (2011, UK) - 8/10
36. Scene by Scene: Roman Polanski (2000, UK) - 6/10
37. The Parking Lot Movie (2010, USA) - 6/10
38. Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012, USA) - 6/10
39a. La Soufrière (1977, Germany) - 7/10
39b. Human Remains (1998, USA) - 6/10
40. Alone in the Wilderness (2004, USA) - 7/10
41. Bread Day (1995, Russia) - 7.5/10
42. GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (2012, USA) - 4.5/10
43. Shadow of Truth: "A Dark Overture" (2016, Israel) - 7.5/10
44. Shadow of Truth: "The Scapegoat" (2016, Israel) - 7/10
45a. Shadow of Truth: "Friends or Foes" (2016, Israel) - 6/10
45b. Shadow of Truth: "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" (2016, Israel) - 6/10
46. The White Helmets (2016, UK) - 6/10
47. The Cruise (1998, USA) - 7/10
48. 13th (2016, USA) - 5.5/10
49. Turksib (1930, Soviet Union) - 6/10
50. Louis C.K. 2017 (2017, USA) - 7/10
51. How to Die in Oregon (2011, USA) - 6/10
52. Man of Aran (1934, Ireland) - 4/10
53. The Hellstrom Chronicle (1971, USA) - 6.5/10
54. Gates of Heaven (1978, USA) - 6/10
55. Prohibition: "A Nation of Drunkards" (2016, USA) - 6/10
56. Becoming Santa (2011, USA) - 5/10
57. Whores' Glory (2011, Austria) - 8/10
58. The Great White Silence (1924, UK) - 7/10
59. Marjoe (1972, USA) - 6/10
60. Homework (1989, Iran) - 4/10
61. Decasia (2002, UK) - 5/10
62. Minamata (1971, Japan) - 6/10
63. Wormwood: "Chapter 1: Suicide Revealed" (2017, USA) - 7/10
64. Wormwood: "Chapter 2: A Terrible Mistake" (2017, USA) - 7/10
65. Wormwood: "Chapter 3: The Forbidden Threshold" (2017, USA) - 7/10
66. Wormwood: "Chapter 4: Opening the Lid" (2017, USA) - 7/10
67. Wormwood: "Chapter 5: Honorable Men" (2017, USA) - 7/10
68. Wormwood: "Chapter 6: Remember Me" (2017, USA) - 8/10
69. The Battle of Chile Part I (1975, Chile) - 7/10
70. The Battle of Chile Part II (1976, Chile) - 7/10
71. I Called Him Morgan (2016, USA) - 5/10
72. A Diary for Timothy (1945, UK) - 6/10
73. Kedi (2016, Turkey) - 6/10
74. The World at War: "A New Germany 1933-1939" (1973, UK) - 6.5/10
75. Manakamana (2013, Nepal) - 7/10
76. Patton Oswalt: Annihilation (2017, USA) - 6/10
77. Agnes Varda: From Here to There - Part 1 (2011, France) - 7/10
78. Agnes Varda: From Here to There - Part 2 (2011, France) - 7/10
79. The Curse of the Man Who Sees UFOs (2016, USA) - 5.5/10
80. Side/Walk/Shuttle (1992, USA) - 4.5/10
81. Agnes Varda: From Here to There - Part 3 (2011, France) - 8/10
82. Agnes Varda: From Here to There - Part 4 (2011, France) - 7/10
83. Agnes Varda: From Here to There - Part 5 (2011, France) - 8/10
84. Water and Power (1989, USA) - 6/10
85a. The House Is Black (1963, Iran) - 5/10
85b. Pani le murie (1963, Czech Republic) - 8/10
86. A British Picture (1989, UK) - 5/10
87. The Central Park Five (2012, USA) - 6/10
88. Der Busenfreund (1997, Austria) - 7/10
[font=courier]89. People on Sunday (1930, Germany) - 5/10
90. Nature: My Life as a Turkey (2011, USA) - 7/10
91a. Night Mail (1936, UK) - 5/10
91b. The Mighty River (1993, Canada) - 8/10
91c. Snow (1963, UK) - 6/10
91d. Le goûter des bébés (1897, France) - 2/10
91e. Le goûter champêtre (1896, France) - 2/10
92. Bus 174 (2002, Brazil) - 6/10
93. Koko, a Talking Gorilla (1978, USA) - 7/10
94. Bill Cunningham New York (2010, USA) - 7/10
95. The Battle of Chile: Part 3 (1979, Chile) - 6/10
96. D'est (1993, Belgium) - 8/10
97-101. Eyes on the Prize Parts 1-5 (1987, USA)
102-106. Eyes on the Prize Parts 6-10 (1987,1990, USA)[/font][/font]

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Post by albajos » January 1st, 2018, 11:25 am

I did see one more episode, but my score wont change, so happy new year and thanks for hosting

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Post by mathiasa » January 1st, 2018, 2:07 pm

30. Gambling, Gods & LSD
31. The End Of Time
32. Real Detective: Redemption
33. Real Detective: Malice
34. Hector and the Search for Happiness (GB) What a deplorable piece of shit.
35,36,37: Episodes of Fatal Attraction

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Post by flaiky » January 1st, 2018, 3:30 pm

Thanks! It totally blows my mind that anyone can watch 100+ films in a month, y'all are crazy ;)

My top 5 features from the challenge:

1. I Am Not Your Negro
2. Weiner
3. Cuba and the Cameraman
4. Listen to Me Marlon
5. The Emperor's Naked Amy Marches On
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Post by klaus78 » January 1st, 2018, 4:03 pm

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1. Sans soleil (1983, France) [rewatch] 10/10
2. La deuxième nuit (2016, Belgium) 7/10
3. Primary (1960, USA) 6/10
4. When We Were Kings (1996, USA) 7/10
5.-11. Blue Planet II (2017, UK) 8/10
12. Culloden (1964, UK) 8/10
13. Handsworth Songs (1987, UK) 8/10
14. Le fond de l'air est rouge (1977, France) 8/10
15. Le joli mai (1963, France) 7/10
16. Volta à Terra (2014, Portugal) 6/10
17. The Arbor (2010, UK) 5/10
18. Entuziazm (Simfoniya Donbassa) (1931, Soviet Union) 8/10
19. High School (1969, USA) 6/10
20. Santiago (2007, Brazil) 7/10
21. Diaries Notes and Sketches (1969, USA) 9/10
22. Kedi (2016, Turkey) 7/10
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Post by maxwelldeux » January 1st, 2018, 8:24 pm

Happy New Year, Everyone!

Last call for updates - I'd like to close out this challenge and post the final stats soon, so please record any final watches here. And a big congrats to jeroeno for pulling out a highly competitive win!

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » January 2nd, 2018, 12:35 am

Hi Maxwell!

Happy New Year and many congratulations on the wedding anniversary. I watched 19 features and 420 minutes of shorts for this challenge. That translates to a score of 26 points. Here's an IMDb list of my viewings: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls027810883/.

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That's all, folks!

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Post by Fergenaprido » January 2nd, 2018, 2:13 am

Fergenaprido on Dec 16 2017, 11:08:57 PM wrote:2. Weird Sex and Snowshoes: A Trek Though the Canadian Cinematic Psyche (2004)
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1. Chelovek s kino-apparatum [Man With a Movie Camera] (1929)
Sadly, 2 is my final number for this challenge (but both also counted for the conquer challenge, so I guess that's something). The main miniseries I was planning to watch I then postponed, and I was scrambling too much to fit in my yearly film goals that I didn't have any spare film-watching time for docs.

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Post by maxwelldeux » January 3rd, 2018, 5:40 am

Final Stats and Challenge Update
All stats based on what's reported in this thread.

Users
We've had a fantastic turnout this month with 36 participants in the Documentary Challenge. jeroeno and tourdesb battled it out, but jeroeno pulled out the win in the end, with 168 watches. tourdesb finished in second with 166 watches. flavo5000, Simba63, 72allinncallme, maxwelldeux, and sebby have all crossed the 100-watch threshold. Fun fact: 7 of the top 10 Documentary performances, including the top 3, all occurred during this challenge. Other fun fact: This was the challenge with the 8th post participants; the top seven are all either Horror challenges (5) or Noir challenges (2); so congrats to everyone and thank you for making this a popular and successful challenge!

Leader board is up-to-date and maintained in the first post.

Countries
In December, the films we've watched have covered 84 different countries. USA and UK are tops with 611 and 297 watches, respectively. France comes in 3rd with 98 watches, and Germany in 4th with 46 watches. No other country has more than 35 watches. Here's an alphabetical listing of countries and their respective watch counts:
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Country List
CountryCount
Afghanistan 1
Angola 1
Argentina 1
Armenia 1
Australia 15
Austria 10
Belarus 1
Belgium 8
Brazil 8
Cambodia 3
Cameroon 2
Canada 30
Cape Verde 1
Chad 1
Chile 7
China 11
Colombia 1
Congo 3
Cuba 3
Czech Republic 1
Czechoslovakia 3
Democratic Republic of the Congo 1
Denmark 4
East Germany 4
Ecuador 1
Egypt 1
Estonia 5
Finland 3
France 98
Georgia 1
Germany 46
Greece 1
Guinea 2
Iceland 2
India 6
Indonesia 2
Iran 16
Ireland 5
Israel 14
Italy 13
Japan 16
Kyrgyzstan 4
Latvia 1
Lebanon 2
Mexico 3
Mongolia 1
Morocco 1
Nepal 2
Netherlands 10
New Zealand 3
New Zeland 1
Norway 9
Palestine 3
Papua New Guinea 4
Poland 10
Portugal 3
Puerto Rico 1
Republic of Macedonia 2
Romania 2
Russia 22
Saudi Arabia 1
Slovakia 1
Somalia 1
South Korea 2
Soviet Union 21
Spain 6
Sudan 1
Swaziland 1
Sweden 8
Switzerland 1
Syria 3
Tanzania 1
Thailand 2
Turkey 3
Uganda 1
UK 297
Ukraine 3
USA 611
Venezuela 5
Vietnam 1
Virgin Islands 1
West Germany 19
Western Sahara 1
Yugoslavia 3
Years
Films watched so far have ranged from 1872 to 2017, covering 98 unique years in film. 2011 is tops with 109 watches, with 2016 and 2017 having 98 and 85, respectively. Here's a list of watch count by decade:

Decades List
DecadeCount
1870 1
1890 2
1910 4
1920 29
1930 45
1940 31
1950 32
1960 114
1970 190
1980 175
1990 167
2000 301
2010 471


Host Musings and Final Thoughts
This was a super fun challenge to host - this happens to be my favorite genre, and I've learned a lot just by hosting this thread. Thank you to everyone for participating, commenting, replying, and whatnot. Just a few final thoughts from yours truly:
  • Shout-out to everyone who watched/recommended "The Story of Film" - this is amazing.
  • My personal favorite discovery was Tower (2016) (thanks to blocho for the recommendation). Stunningly creative approach to a documentary.
  • jeroeno and tourdesb are robots. :teehee:
  • Also, thanks to sol for suggesting "Exit Through the Gift Shop" to get me out of my depressing documentary funk.

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Post by Lilarcor » January 4th, 2018, 1:13 am

Thanks for hosting! And Tower is indeed really great.

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » January 4th, 2018, 2:21 am

I finished up with 26 points. I don't know whether I was too late with my contribution, Maxwell?
That's all, folks!

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Post by maxwelldeux » January 4th, 2018, 3:15 am

RogerTheMovieManiac88 on Jan 3 2018, 07:21:48 PM wrote:I finished up with 26 points. I don't know whether I was too late with my contribution, Maxwell?
Blarg. You did. And I had it tabulated. And included in the final stats. The only thing I forgot to do (because I thought I already had) was update the first post.

Sorry about that. First post updated. :whistling:

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » January 4th, 2018, 3:53 am

Cool. Cheers for hosting a very fun challenge.
That's all, folks!

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Post by maxwelldeux » January 4th, 2018, 7:57 am

And here is an update to the all-time leaderboard for Official Documentary challenges. Congrats to allisoncm for remaining in 1st place. And a shout-out to Simba63 for being the highest-placed participant with only 1 Documentary challenge competition.

Official Film Noir Challenges Leaderboard
RankParticipantTotal Score# Challenges Competed InTotal Number of Films Watched for Official ChallengesAverage Rank in ChallengesNumber of Challenge Wins
1 allisoncm 102.5 6 197 6.33 0
2 HVM 81 5 154 7.80 0
3 tourdesb 74 3 343 1.33 2
4 Sebby 66.5 4 154 7.50 0
5 klaus78 53 3 108 9.33 0
6 flavo5000 51 2 272 2.50 0
7 brokenface 49 4 64 12.00 0
8 Lilarcor 44.5 4 57 14.25 0
9 Armoreska 41 2 158 2.00 1
10 PeacefulAnarchy 40.5 3 44 8.33 0
11 jeroeno 37.5 2 169 8.50 1
12 jgwr 37 2 51 4.00 0
13 3eyes 35.5 4 45 16.50 0
14 Simba63 33 1 116 4.00 0
14 Ataraxic 33 2 138 3.00 1
16 72allinncallme 32 1 115 5.00 0
17 maxwelldeux 31 1 109 6.00 0
17 blocho 31 3 36 16.67 0
19 ororama 30.5 3 35 17.00 0
20 cinephage 30 5 28 17.80 0
21 edward5 29 1 80 8.00 0
21 Cippenham 29 2 31 9.00 0
23 sushantv10 28.5 2 33 5.50 0
24 sol 27 1 61 10.00 0
24 mathiasa 27 2 39 17.50 0
26 jdidaco 26 1 60 11.00 0
27 Mate_cosido 25 1 40 12.00 0
28 albajos 23 1 29 14.00 0
29 funkybusiness 22 3 16 14.00 0
29 hurluberlu 22 1 27 15.00 0
31 RogerTheMovieManiac88 21 1 26 16.00 0
31 connordenney 21 3 20 20.00 0
33 psychotronicbeatnik 20 1 25 17.00 0
34 Nopros 19 1 21 3.00 0
34 flaiky 19 1 24 18.00 0
36 Perception de Ambiguity 18 1 20 8.00 0
36 lampadatriste 18 2 36 9.50 0
38 zuma 17.5 2 16 13.50 0
39 nimimerkillinen 17 1 19 20.00 0
39 EssexMutant 17 1 51 1.00 1
39 perceval 17 1 14 9.00 0
42 India Istanbul 16 1 18 21.00 0
43 Tomelce 15 2 15 14.50 0
43 vortexsurfer 15 1 16 22.00 0
43 onshy 15 1 14 7.00 0
43 Daviddoes 15 2 12 14.50 0
47 Gershwin 13.5 1 12 12.00 0
47 aces 13.5 1 13 8.00 0
47 jvv 13.5 2 15 20.50 0
50 Fergenaprido 13 2 10 24.50 0
50 Gorro 13 1 10 24.00 0
50 globetrotter 13 1 12 7.00 0
53 Kublai Khan 12 1 33 7.00 0
54 sacmersault 11 1 8 26.00 0
54 esiersdale 11 1 13 7.00 0
56 Kasparius 10.5 1 10 11.00 0
56 burneyfan 10.5 1 10 11.00 0
58 andreischz 10 1 12 8.00 0
59 XxXApathy420XxX 9 2 7 18.00 0
60 lisagirl 8.5 1 7 10.00 0
60 SkilledLunatic 8.5 1 7 10.00 0
60 metaller 8.5 1 11 9.00 0
63 tarr 8 1 15 11.00 0
63 Dolwphin 8 2 7 16.50 0
63 mightysparks 8 1 6 14.00 0
66 wowwee123 7.5 2 5 25.00 0
67 jonas2k 7 1 10 11.00 0
68 Knaldskalle 6.5 2 4 25.50 0
68 Lammetje 6.5 1 5 19.00 0
70 ryebass 6 1 9 13.00 0
70 Kowry 6 1 4 15.00 0
72 Pain 4.5 1 6 13.00 0
73 Melvelet 4 2 3 20.50 0
73 frbrown 4 1 3 18.00 0
75 sheikofhyrule 2.5 1 5 16.00 0
75 AdamH 2.5 1 2 19.00 0
75 Nathan_Treadway 2.5 1 5 16.00 0
78 Mochard 1 1 1 21.00 0

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