Welcome to the ICM Forum. If you have an account but have trouble logging in, or have other questions, see THIS THREAD.
500<400 (Nominations Sep 22nd)
Polls: Animation (Results), 2016 awards (Aug 25th), 1987 (Aug 25th), Benelux (Aug 30th), Knockout competition (Round 1)
Challenges: Romance, UK/Ireland, <400 Checks
Film of the Week: Hospital, September nominations (Aug 30th)

Documentary Challenge (Official, December 2018)

Post Reply
User avatar
albajos
Posts: 5739
Joined: May 24, 2016
Location: Norway
Contact:

Re: Documentary Challenge (Official, December 2018)

#361

Post by albajos » December 23rd, 2018, 6:58 pm

59. 35 Up (1991) UK 2 official lists 1 314 checks
Spoiler alert: They got seven years older!

Off. lists progress
+15 Sight and Sound -The Greatest Documentaries of All Time (24,9%)
+08 Documentary (imdb) (46,0%)
+05 Harvard University's Suggested Film Viewing List: Non-Fiction Films (2012) (30,3%)
+03 100 Documentary Films (BFI Screen Guide) (30,5%)

Fly on the WallShow
ABC
14. American Movie (1999)
43. Anvil: The Story of Anvil (2008)
49. Backstreet Girls: Tilbake til Muotathal (2015)
20. Balletguttene (2014)
31. Before Stonewall (1984)
03. Being Canadian (2015)
29. Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Grosstadt (1927)
02. Bobby Robson: More Than a Manager (2018)
22 (s1b) Boogie Woogie Pappa (2002)
21. Bredo Greve - Filmrebell (2014)
37. Burma VJ: Reporter i et lukket land (2008)
52. The Commodore Story (2018)
30. Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)
57. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)
01. The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017)
22 (s1d) Den fine pelskåpa di (1977)
15. Family (2001)
46. F for Fake (1973)
47. F for Franco (2013)
32. 50 Years Legal (2017)
45. Filmworker (2017)
18, En frusen dröm (1997)
39. Grizzly Man (2005)
58. Hearts and Minds (1974)
40. Home (2009)
27. Home of the Brave, Land of the Free (2004)
22 (s1c) Kroppen min (2002)
53. Listen to Me Marlon (2015)
55. Louis Theroux: The Most Hated Family in America in Crisis (2011)
56. Man on Wire (2008)
17. More Than T (2017)
48. A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995)
26. Pornostjerne? (2007)
19. Pushwagner (2011)
36. Queerama (2017)
07. Real Vikings (2016)
54. Remembering the Man (2015)
24. Salesman (1969)
38. Searching for Sugar Man (2012)
13. Secret History of Comics (2017)
41. Senna (2010)
(s2a) Seven Up! (1964)
28. 7 Plus Seven (1970)
33. 21 Up (1977)
34. 28 Up (1984)
35 Up (1991)
25. Shock Waves: 100 Years After the 1906 Earthquake (2006)
35. Sonja Henie: Queen of the Ice (1995)
44. Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001)
42. Stein & stjerner (1994)
50. Søsken til evig tid (2013)
51. Søsken til evig tid: Amerikareisa (2015)
23. Trondheimsreisen (2018)
22 (s1a) Who Hangs the Laundry? Washing, War and Electricity in Beirut (2002)
16. Wishful Drinking (2010)

Year
29. Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Grosstadt (1927)
(s2a) Seven Up! (1964)
24. Salesman (1969)
28. 7 Plus Seven (1970)
46. F for Fake (1973)
58. Hearts and Minds (1974)
22 (s1d) Den fine pelskåpa di (1977)
33. 21 Up (1977)
31. Before Stonewall (1984)
34. 28 Up (1984)
35 Up (1991)
42. Stein & stjerner (1994)
48. A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995)
35. Sonja Henie: Queen of the Ice (1995)
18, En frusen dröm (1997)
14. American Movie (1999)
15. Family (2001)
44. Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001)
22 (s1b) Boogie Woogie Pappa (2002)
22 (s1c) Kroppen min (2002)
22 (s1a) Who Hangs the Laundry? Washing, War and Electricity in Beirut (2002)
27. Home of the Brave, Land of the Free (2004)
39. Grizzly Man (2005)
25. Shock Waves: 100 Years After the 1906 Earthquake (2006)
26. Pornostjerne? (2007)
43. Anvil: The Story of Anvil (2008)
37. Burma VJ: Reporter i et lukket land (2008)
57. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)
56. Man on Wire (2008)
40. Home (2009)
41. Senna (2010)
16. Wishful Drinking (2010)
30. Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)
55. Louis Theroux: The Most Hated Family in America in Crisis (2011)
19. Pushwagner (2011)
38. Searching for Sugar Man (2012)
47. F for Franco (2013)
50. Søsken til evig tid (2013)
20. Balletguttene (2014)
21. Bredo Greve - Filmrebell (2014)
49. Backstreet Girls: Tilbake til Muotathal (2015)
03. Being Canadian (2015)
53. Listen to Me Marlon (2015)
54. Remembering the Man (2015)
51. Søsken til evig tid: Amerikareisa (2015)
07. Real Vikings (2016)
01. The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017)
32. 50 Years Legal (2017)
45. Filmworker (2017)
17. More Than T (2017)
36. Queerama (2017)
13. Secret History of Comics (2017)
02. Bobby Robson: More Than a Manager (2018)
52. The Commodore Story (2018)
23. Trondheimsreisen (2018)

Off. lists
29. Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Grosstadt (1927) 11
46. F for Fake (1973) 10
24. Salesman (1969) 10
39. Grizzly Man (2005) 9
58. Hearts and Minds (1974) 6
(s2a) Seven Up! (1964) 5
34. 28 Up (1984) 5
14. American Movie (1999) 4
56. Man on Wire (2008) 4
53. Listen to Me Marlon (2015) 3
38. Searching for Sugar Man (2012) 3
41. Senna (2010) 3
43. Anvil: The Story of Anvil (2008) 2
48. A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995) 2
28. 7 Plus Seven (1970) 2
33. 21 Up (1977) 2
35 Up (1991) 2
37. Burma VJ: Reporter i et lukket land (2008) 1
57. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008) 1
40. Home (2009) 1

Checks
56. Man on Wire (2008) 10 958
39. Grizzly Man (2005) 10 315
41. Senna (2010) 6 473
38. Searching for Sugar Man (2012) 5 222
57. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008) 4 982
46. F for Fake (1973) 3 550
43. Anvil: The Story of Anvil (2008) 3 405
14. American Movie (1999) 3 087
40. Home (2009) 2 900
(s2a) Seven Up! (1964) 2 229
34. 28 Up (1984) 1 879
33. 21 Up (1977) 1 831
28. 7 Plus Seven (1970) 1 653
24. Salesman (1969) 1 523
29. Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Grosstadt (1927) 1 447
35 Up (1991) 1 314
44. Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001) 1 311
48. A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995) 1 260
58. Hearts and Minds (1974) 1 206
53. Listen to Me Marlon (2015) 565
55. Louis Theroux: The Most Hated Family in America in Crisis (2011) 468
37. Burma VJ: Reporter i et lukket land (2008) 320
30. Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011) 283
16. Wishful Drinking (2010) 131
19. Pushwagner (2011) 129
31. Before Stonewall (1984) 94
45. Filmworker (2017) 74
22 (s1c) Kroppen min (2002) 73
01. The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017) 57
50. Søsken til evig tid (2013) 29
20. Balletguttene (2014) 27
26. Pornostjerne? (2007) 26
03. Being Canadian (2015) 25
23. Trondheimsreisen (2018) 18
15. Family (2001) 16
18, En frusen dröm (1997) 14
36. Queerama (2017) 10
13. Secret History of Comics (2017) 7
21. Bredo Greve - Filmrebell (2014) 6
52. The Commodore Story (2018) 6
22 (s1d) Den fine pelskåpa di (1977) 4
54. Remembering the Man (2015) 4
02. Bobby Robson: More Than a Manager (2018) 3
47. F for Franco (2013) 2
32. 50 Years Legal (2017) 2
49. Backstreet Girls: Tilbake til Muotathal (2015) 1
22 (s1b) Boogie Woogie Pappa (2002) 1
17. More Than T (2017) 1
07. Real Vikings (2016) 1
25. Shock Waves: 100 Years After the 1906 Earthquake (2006) 1
35. Sonja Henie: Queen of the Ice (1995) 1
42. Stein & stjerner (1994) 1
51. Søsken til evig tid: Amerikareisa (2015) 1
27. Home of the Brave, Land of the Free (2004) 0
22 (s1a) Who Hangs the Laundry? Washing, War and Electricity in Beirut (2002) 0

!seen 59

ororama
Posts: 1527
Joined: Jun 19, 2011
Contact:

#362

Post by ororama » December 23rd, 2018, 8:32 pm

9. Fata Morgana (1971) 76 min.
10. Citizenfour (2014) * 113 min.


SpoilerShow
1. OT: Our Town (2002) * 79 min.
2. Handicapped Future (1971) * 44 min.
3. The Industrial Age: Landscape Metamorphoses (1964) * 23 min.
Lessons from the Night (2009) * 8 min.
The Poet of Castelo (1959) * 11 min.
The Master of Apipucos (1959) * 8 min.
Cat Skin (1960) * 14 min.
4. The Face of Britain (1935) * 19 min.
Night Mail (1936) * 23 min.
The First Days (1939) * 23 min.
5. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008) * 94 min.
6. 7 Till 5 (1933) * 12 min.
Cargoes (1939) * 9 min.
Heavy Metal Jr. 2005) * 24 min.
Viva Maria! (2010) * 17 min.
7. Fast, Cheap & Out of Control (1997) * 83 min.
8. Spring Offensive (1940) * 20 min.
Welfare of the Workers (1940) * 9 min.
London Can Take It! (1940) * 9 min.
Arsy-Versy (2009) * 23 min.

*First time viewing.

allisoncm
Posts: 16074
Joined: May 11, 2011
Contact:

#363

Post by allisoncm » December 24th, 2018, 1:21 am

I don't know about L.A., Allison, but these (https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source= ... 5454206615) are the ones I like most. They're available in our favourite local health food shop. Hope you get to sample some. I find them scrumptious!

And, yeah, obviously compensation for what one might be missing out on from meat is important. My sisters are amazingly inventive in this regard and always cooking up a storm and passing on tips! Vegans both - of the most wonderful, non-confrontational, compassionate kind!
Thanks, Roger. That looks great! And your note about vegans - yes, I have met a lot of lovely vegans. Such a great discovery.
Last edited by allisoncm on December 24th, 2018, 2:42 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
maxwelldeux
Donator
Posts: 6367
Joined: Jun 07, 2016
Location: Seattle-ish, WA, USA
Contact:

#364

Post by maxwelldeux » December 24th, 2018, 1:56 am

We don't need no stinkin' fictionShow
"1. Manufactured Landscapes (2006)
2. Reel Injun (2009)
3. Lost Heroes (2014)
4. The Staircase e1: Crime or Accident? (2005)
5. Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story (2010)
6. The Staircase e2: Secrets and Lies (2005)
7. The Staircase e3: A Striking Coincidence (2005)
8. The Staircase e4: A Prosecution Theory (2005)
9. The Staircase e5: A Weak Case (2005)
10. The Staircase e6: The Prosecution's Revenge (2005)
11. Planet Earth II: Islands (2016)
12. Inside Hana's Suitcase (2009)
13. The Last Gladiators (2011)
14. Perfect Bid: The Contestant Who Knew Too Much (2017)
15. The Staircase e7: The Blowpoke Returns (2005)
16. The Staircase e8: The Verdict (2005)
17. The Staircase e9: Reopening the Case (2013)
18. The Staircase e10: The Last Chance (2013)
19. The Staircase e11: Looking for Closure (2018)
20. The Staircase e12: Between Anger and Despair (2018)
21. The Staircase e13: Flawed Justice (2018)
22. Woodstock (1970)
23. Warrendale (1967)
24. Waiting for Fidel (1974)
25. Watermark (2013)"
"26. Hunting Hitler: The Final Hunt Begins (2018)
27. Hunting Hitler: Clandestine Cache (2018)
28. When Jews Were Funny (2013)
29. Planet Earth II: Mountains (2016)
30. Being Canadian (2015)
31. My Millenial Life (2016)
32. Hunting Hitler: Nuclear Nazi Weapons (2018)
33. Hunting Hitler: 150 Feet Below (2018)
34. Hunting Hitler: Dead Drops (2018)
35. Man of Aran (1934)
36. Black Roots (1970)
37. I Am Another You (2017)
38. Planet Earth II: Jungles (2016)
""39. Shorts (61m):
San Pietro (1945, 32m)
Universe (1960, 29m)""
40. Anvil: The Story of Anvil (2008)
41. A Married Couple (1969)
42. Hunting Hitler: Lurking Beneath the Surface (2018)
43. Planet Earth II: Deserts (2016)
44. The Story of Film: Birth of the Cinema (2011)
45. Dying at Grace (2003)
46. Hunting Hitler: Target: United States (2018)
47. Hunting Hitler: Hitler's Last Will (2018)
48. Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015)
49. Stories We Tell (2012)
50. World War II in HD Colour: The Gathering Storm (2009)"
"51. World War II in HD Colour: The Lightning War (2009)
52. The Corporation (2003)
53. Indie Game: The Movie (2012)
54. World War II in HD Colour: Britain at Bay (2009)
""55. Shorts (60m):
Paul Tomkowicz: Street-railway Switchman (1954, 9m)
Rouli-roulant (1966, 16m)
I Am Twenty (1967, 17m)
The Battle of Midway (1942, 18m)""
56. Five Came Back: The Mission Begins (2017)
57. Five Came Back: Combat Zones (2017)
58. Five Came Back: The Price of Victory (2017)
59. Searching for Sugar Man (2012)
60. The Story of Film: The Hollywood Dream (2011)
61. World War II in HD Colour: Hitler Strikes East (2009)
""62. Shorts (61m):
City of Gold (1957, 22m)
Anything Can Happen (1995, 39m)""
63. The Story of Film: The Golden Age of World Cinema (2011)
64. Il Pianeta Azzurrro (1982)
65. Planet Earth II: Grasslands (2016)
66-69. Histoire(s) du cinema (1989)
70. The Coca-Cola Case (2009)
71. Vine of the Soul: Encounters with Ayahuasca (2010)
72. Secret History: Hitler of the Andes (2003)
73. Meet the Donors: Does Money Talk? (2016)
74. World War II in HD Color: Red Sun Rampant (2009)
75. World War II in HD Color: The Mediterranean and North Africa (2009)"
"76. The American Meme (2018)
77. Grass (1999)
78. The Creepy Line (2018)
79. A River's Last Chance (2017)
80. World War II in HD Colour: Turning the Tide (2009)
81. Planet Earth II: Cities (2016)
82. Cane Toads: An Unnatural History (1988)
83. The Story of Film: The Arrival of Sound (2011)
84. The Last Waltz (1978)
85. World War II in HD Colour: The Soviet Steamroller (2009)
""86-87. Shorts (121m):
21-87 (1964, 10m)
Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse (1940, 4m)
Precious Images (1986, 8m)
Marian Anderson: The Lincoln Memorial Concert (1939, 8m)
Winsor McCay, the Famous Cartoonist of the N.Y. Herald and His Moving Comics (1911, 7m)
Granton Trawler (1934, 11m)
Rain (1929, 14m)
Night Mail (1936, 25m)
Marijuana (1968, 34m)""
88. The Story of Film: Post-War Cinema (2011)
89. World War II in HD Colour: Overlord (2009)
90. Buying Sex (2013)
91. F For Fake (1973)
92. What is Cinema? (2013)
93. Dirty Money: Hard NOx (2018)
94. Stop Making Sense (1984)
95. In Whose Honor? (1997)
""96-98. Shorts (182m):
In the Street (1948, 16m)
The Crossroads Crash (1973, 10m)
Highball Highway (1963, 11m)
Alco-Beat (1965, 12m)
Should I Marry Outside My Faith? (1962, 30m)
The ABC's of Sex Education for Trainable Persons (1975, 20m)
Human Growth: Second Edition (1962, 20m)
I like Bikes… But (1978, 14m)
Marriage is a Partnership (1951, 16m)
It's Wonderful Being a Girl (1968, 17m)
The Talking Car (1969, 16m)""
99. Hitler Youth: The Nazi Child Army (2018)
100. Dirty Money: Payday (2018)"
101. Nostalgia for the Light (2010)
102. Hitler Youth: Child Army's Last Stand (2018)
103. Make Happy (2016)
104. Sink or Swim (1990)

Quite a lovely doc on the National Film Registry - a sweet biographical doc told in a creative way.

105. Basic Training (1971)

After all the Wiseman talk around here, I thought I'd jump into an early Wiseman. This was about, shockingly, basic training in the US military. It followed a class of recruits from the start through the graduation from basic training. I thought this was fine, but the "cinema verite" (is that the right term?) style of Wiseman didn't really lend itself well to this subject - while there were a few interesting scenes (e.g., the punishment scenes for misbehaving), I felt I knew enough about the subject that I didn't get a lot out of it. It was one of those "fine, but middle-of-the-road" docs of his.

106. American Greed: Hook, Line and Sucker/Maxfield Parish Art Heist (2007)

This is a docuseries about white collar crimes in the US. Largely in the style of "Forensic Files" or similar shows, just focused on financial and/or rich person crimes. Two crimes in this episode, one a Ponzi scheme, and one an art theft. It was fine, but provided no context, just a basic rundown of the crimes. Wife found this based on my interest in Dirty Money, but this is mediocre at best.

107. Joystick Warriors (2013) - First to check!

This is a doc about violence and militarization in modern video games. Think mostly first person shooters, especially Call of Duty. While this doc raised some good points, it was muddled and unfocused, attempting to cover way too many topics in way too short of a time.

108. World War II in HD Colour: Closing the Ring (2009)

This episode was all about the concentration camps. And combine that with the fact that I'm halfway through Shoah at the moment, it was a pretty depressing day.

109. Dirty Money: Drug Short (2018)

And this was my uplifting "happier than the holocaust" watch. This episode was about price gouging in the pharmaceutical industry. Specifically, it followed one company who bought up other pharma companies, killed their R&D, then jacked the drug prices. It all came crashing down, losing 95% of the company's value - and it's all legal. Scummy as all hell, but legal. And this episode provides exceptional detail surrounding the context of what happened. I'm digging the hell out of this series, and it might be my favorite find of the challenge so far.

allisoncm
Posts: 16074
Joined: May 11, 2011
Contact:

#365

Post by allisoncm » December 24th, 2018, 2:43 am

SpoilerShow
1. Vito (2011) 7/10
2. Captain Mike Across America aka Slacker Uprising (2007) 5/10
3. American Masters: Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens (2006) 7/10
4. In Vogue: The Editor's Eye (2012) 6/10
5. Art Blakey and the Messengers – Belgium 1958 8/10
6. Paul Klee - The Silence of the Angel (2005) 6/10
7. Samouni Road (2018) 5/10
8. Olympic Glory (1999) 6/10
9. Keep on Keepin' On (2014) 6/10
10. Becoming Mike Nichols (2016) 7.5/10
11. Nixon by Nixon: In His Own Words (2014) 6/10
12. Jim: The James Foley Story (2016) 6.5/10
13. Foo Fighters: Back and Forth (2011) 6.5/10
14. Company: Original Cast Album (1970) 6.2/10
15. Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (2008) 7.5/10
16. Project Nim (2011) in 0 top lists 6/10
17. Six by Sondheim (2013) 7.5/10
18. Valentine Road (2013) 7/10
19. Animals Are Beautiful People (1974) 6/10
20. Street Fight (2005) 7.5/10
21. Manufactured Landscapes (2006) - iCM Forum's Favourite Canadian Films - Top 150 5.2/10
22. Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll 7/10
23. Slasher (2004) 6/10
24. Il pianeta azzurro (1982) 6/10
25. Word Wars (2004) 7/10
26. Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure (2011) 9/10
27. My Kid Could Paint That (2007) 8/10
28. Good Hair (2009) 6.5/10
29. The Central Park Five (2012) 7.5/10 Ken Burns et al for social justice = solid
30. End of the Century (2003) 6/10
31. Thin (2006) 6.2/10
32. Little Rock High: 50 Years Later (2007) 6.5/10
33. Bolshoi Babylon (2015) 6/10
34. Wartorn: 1861-2010 (2010) 6.5/10

User avatar
flavo5000
Posts: 2086
Joined: Jul 10, 2014
Contact:

#366

Post by flavo5000 » December 24th, 2018, 3:35 am

97-101. Kino-pravda no. 1-11,13-23 (1922-1925)
Newsreels shot by Dziga Vertov (of Man with the Movie Camera). While they start out rather conventionally much of which constitutes government propaganda pieces, the later shorts in the series begin to incorporate more singular and abstract stories. These were sort of interesting for those looking for early evolution of Russian cinema but at times was very slow and dull.

102. Forgotten Ellis Island (2008)
A PBS doc on the Ellis Island hospital that took in immigrants who had succumbed to disease. At times laced with tragedy, it offers an interesting snapshot in time.

103. Point of Order! (1964)
A beat-for-beat document of the Senator McCarthy-Army committee hearings, it is at times quite funny at also surprisingly engaging despite starting a little slow. It was just fascinating to see these grown ass men going at each other's throats like dogs in what is supposed to be a dignified public forum.

104a. Gap-Toothed Women (1987)
104b. Yum, Yum, Yum! A Taste of Cajun and Creole Cooking (1990)
A pair of Les Blank's slice-of-life short docs. Gap-Toothed Women was a quirky and amusing but ultimately kind of fluffy doc while Yum, Yum, Yum! made me hungry, digging into the Cajun culture and showcasing some delicious food.

105. The Favored Strawberry (2017)
It's a doc about strawberries, the various places they're grown, the strawberry supply chain and the various types of strawberries available. It really just kinda made me wanna eat some strawberries... Which kinda sucked because we were out.
SpoilerShow
1. No New Kinda Story: The Real Story of Tooth & Nail Records (2013)
2. Universal Horror (1998)
3. Nature: Extraordinary Dogs (1997)
4a. The Art of Crystal Bridges (2016)
4b. Menq (1969)
4c. Lipanjska gibanja (1969)
5. Death: The Ultimate Mystery (1975)
6. Modern Marvels: The Transcontinental Railroad (1995)
7. Decasia (2002)
8. Ônibus 174 (2002)
9. Lost, Lost, Lost (1976)
10. Haunters: The Art Of The Scare (2017)
11. Die Geschichte vom weinenden Kamel (2003)
12. Deutschland im Herbst (1978)
13. Farrebique ou Les quatre saisons (1946)
14. Primate (1974)
15. Moi, un noir (1958)
16. The Real Story: Scream (2013)
17. VHS Massacre: Cult Films and the Decline of Physical Media (2015)
18. Black Harvest (1992)
19. The Negro Soldier (1944)
20. She Makes Comics (2014)
21. Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods (2010)
22. Bright Leaves (2003)
23. Portrait of Jason (1967)
24. Dawson City: Frozen Time (2016)
25. Camp Hollywood (2004)
26. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)
27. Modern Warriors (2002)
28. Branson! (1999)
29. Minamata: Kanja-san to sono sekai (1971)
30. S-21, la machine de mort Khmère rouge (2003)
31. Black Metal Veins (2012)
32. Ding Dong, You're Dead! The Making of House (2017)
33. With Byrd at the South Pole (1930)
34. The Arctic Patrol (1929)
35. South (1919)
36. Daughter Rite (1980)
37a. Voice of the Moon (1990)
37b. Growin' a Beard (2003)
38. Der lachende Mann - Bekenntnisse eines Mörders (1966)
39. In One Breath: Alexander Sokurov's Russian Ark (2003)
40-41. When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006)
42. Bilder der Welt und Inschrift des Krieges (1989)
43a. Afrique 50 (1950)
43b. Shipyard (1935)
43c. Par desmit minutem vecaks (1978)
44. Countdown (1990)
45. Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon (2015)
46. Salvador Dali: The 4th Dimension Episode 2
47. Handsworth Songs (1987)
48. Being Different (1981)
49. Chasing Ice (2012)
50. Wonangsori (2008)
51. Le joli mai (1963)
52. Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys (2014)
53. I for India (2005)
54. Lake of Fire (2006)
55. Baraye azadi (1979)
56. Brutes and Savages (1978)
57. Fermilab: Science at Work
58-64. Long Way Round (2004)
65. How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way (1988)
66. Hype! (1996)
67. Don't Need You (2005)
68. Ornette: Made in America (1985)
69. Black Roots (1970)
70a. Bitter Sweet Stories (2012)
70b. Klassik und Kalter Krieg - Musiker in der DDR (2009)
71. India: Matri Bhumi (1959)
72. Nature: Dogs: The Early Years (2001)
73. The Haunted History of Halloween (1997)
74. Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018)
75. Italianamerican (1974)
76. Time Indefinite (1993)
77a. La Soufrière - Warten auf eine unausweichliche Katastrophe (1977)
77b. Figures of Thought (1990)
78. Behinderte Zukunft? (1971)
79. Killer Legends (2014)
80. Manufactured Landscapes (2006)
81. The Chiptune Story - Creating retro music 8-bits at a time (2018)
82a. Wszystko moze sie przytrafic (1995)
82b. Canadian Pacific (1974)
82c. Rouli-roulant (1966)
83. Fourteen Days in May (1988)
84. De Palma (2015)
85. Tokyo Idols (2017)
86. Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (2014)
87. Derby (1971)
88. Nova: Top Gun Over Moscow (1996)
89. La région centrale (1971)
90. Viva Amiga (2017)
91. Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016)
92. Home Movie (2001)
93. Between the Folds (2008)
94. The Real Story: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (2012)
95. The World Of Philip Pullman (2006)
96. Chimpanzee (2012)
97-101. Kino-pravda no. 1-11,13-23
102. Forgotten Ellis Island (2008)
103. Point of Order! (1964)
104a. Gap-Toothed Women (1987)
104b. Yum, Yum, Yum! A Taste of Cajun and Creole Cooking (1990)
105. The Favored Strawberry (2017)
Last edited by flavo5000 on December 24th, 2018, 4:05 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
maxwelldeux
Donator
Posts: 6367
Joined: Jun 07, 2016
Location: Seattle-ish, WA, USA
Contact:

#367

Post by maxwelldeux » December 24th, 2018, 4:03 am

flavo... aren't there some narrative Canadian films or forum favorites you should be watching instead of documentaries? :whistling: :whistling: :whistling:

User avatar
flavo5000
Posts: 2086
Joined: Jul 10, 2014
Contact:

#368

Post by flavo5000 » December 24th, 2018, 4:06 am

maxwelldeux wrote:
December 24th, 2018, 4:03 am
flavo... aren't there some narrative Canadian films or forum favorites you should be watching instead of documentaries? :whistling: :whistling: :whistling:
:guns:

User avatar
flavo5000
Posts: 2086
Joined: Jul 10, 2014
Contact:

#369

Post by flavo5000 » December 24th, 2018, 4:07 am

flavo5000 wrote:
December 24th, 2018, 4:06 am
maxwelldeux wrote:
December 24th, 2018, 4:03 am
flavo... aren't there some narrative Canadian films or forum favorites you should be watching instead of documentaries? :whistling: :whistling: :whistling:
:guns:
But seriously, I'll be going out of town Thursday so that'll probably all but stop whatever streak I'm on at the moment, so I wouldn't worry about it too much.

User avatar
maxwelldeux
Donator
Posts: 6367
Joined: Jun 07, 2016
Location: Seattle-ish, WA, USA
Contact:

#370

Post by maxwelldeux » December 24th, 2018, 4:18 am

flavo5000 wrote:
December 24th, 2018, 4:07 am
flavo5000 wrote:
December 24th, 2018, 4:06 am
maxwelldeux wrote:
December 24th, 2018, 4:03 am
flavo... aren't there some narrative Canadian films or forum favorites you should be watching instead of documentaries? :whistling: :whistling: :whistling:
:guns:
But seriously, I'll be going out of town Thursday so that'll probably all but stop whatever streak I'm on at the moment, so I wouldn't worry about it too much.
"probably" "too much"

*furiously googles "how to stay awake for 8 consecutive days"*

:lol:

allisoncm
Posts: 16074
Joined: May 11, 2011
Contact:

#371

Post by allisoncm » December 24th, 2018, 6:36 am

SpoilerShow
1. Vito (2011) 7/10
2. Captain Mike Across America aka Slacker Uprising (2007) 5/10
3. American Masters: Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens (2006) 7/10
4. In Vogue: The Editor's Eye (2012) 6/10
5. Art Blakey and the Messengers – Belgium 1958 8/10
6. Paul Klee - The Silence of the Angel (2005) 6/10
7. Samouni Road (2018) 5/10
8. Olympic Glory (1999) 6/10
9. Keep on Keepin' On (2014) 6/10
10. Becoming Mike Nichols (2016) 7.5/10
11. Nixon by Nixon: In His Own Words (2014) 6/10
12. Jim: The James Foley Story (2016) 6.5/10
13. Foo Fighters: Back and Forth (2011) 6.5/10
14. Company: Original Cast Album (1970) 6.2/10
15. Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (2008) 7.5/10
16. Project Nim (2011) in 0 top lists 6/10
17. Six by Sondheim (2013) 7.5/10
18. Valentine Road (2013) 7/10
19. Animals Are Beautiful People (1974) 6/10
20. Street Fight (2005) 7.5/10
21. Manufactured Landscapes (2006) - iCM Forum's Favourite Canadian Films - Top 150 5.2/10
22. Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll 7/10
23. Slasher (2004) 6/10
24. Il pianeta azzurro (1982) 6/10
25. Word Wars (2004) 7/10
26. Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure (2011) 9/10
27. My Kid Could Paint That (2007) 8/10
28. Good Hair (2009) 6.5/10
29. The Central Park Five (2012) 7.5/10 Ken Burns et al for social justice = solid
30. End of the Century (2003) 6/10
31. Thin (2006) 6.2/10
32. Little Rock High: 50 Years Later (2007) 6.5/10
33. Bolshoi Babylon (2015) 6/10
34. Wartorn: 1861-2010 (2010) 6.5/10
35. Wide Awake (2006) 5/10
36. I Am a Promise I Am a Promise: The Children of Stanton Elementary School (1993) 5/10

User avatar
sol
Donator
Posts: 6192
Joined: Feb 03, 2017
Location: Perth, WA, Australia
Contact:

#372

Post by sol » December 24th, 2018, 6:43 am

Pulp Non-FictionShow
1. Stories We Tell (2012)
2. Being Different (1981)
3. The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011)
4. Waco: The Rules of Engagement (1997)
5. Was It Only a Paper Moon? (1997)
6. The Light Bulb Conspiracy (2010)
7. Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go (2007)
8. Programming the Nation? (2011)
9. The California Reich (1975)
10. Toward Intimacy (1992)
11. Portrait of Jason (1967)
12. Not a Love Story (1981)
13. The Nightmare (2015)
14. Project Grizzly (1996)
15. The Quiet One (1948)
16. Memorandum (1967)
17. Track Two (1982)
18. Earthlings (2005)
19. Stupidity (2003)
20. Being Canadian (2015)
21. Paris Is Burning (1990)
22. 35 Up (1991)
23. 42 Up (1998)
24. 49 Up (2005)
25. 56 Up (2012)
26. 13th (2016)
27. Grass (1999)

28. Welfare (1975)

Image

The ample runtime (near three hours) allows Wiseman to fully depict both sides of the coin here. We see vignettes in which it looks like the welfare applicants are being treated harshly and unfairly by the staff, as well as parts in which the staff are unfairly harassed. Wiseman ultimately paints a riveting portrait of a broken system in which both sides are frustrated by obstacles that are out of their control and he funnels everything towards a powerhouse conclusion as an irate university educated welfare applicant gets to speak his mind. Highly recommended.
Former IMDb message boards user /// iCM | IMDb | My Top 500+ Favourite Films /// Long live the new flesh!
Image Image Image

User avatar
tourdesb
Moderator
Posts: 1987
Joined: May 07, 2011
Location: Puteaux, France
Contact:

#373

Post by tourdesb » December 24th, 2018, 8:02 am

75. The Hunters (1957, John Marshall & Robert Gardner)
76. Stemple Pass (2012, James Benning)
SpoilerShow
1. 13 jours en France (1968, Claude Lelouch & François Reichenbach)
2. Les neiges de Grenoble (1968, Jacques Ertaud & Jean-Jacques Languepin)
3. Sapporo Orinpikku (1972, Masahiro Shinoda)
4. Visions of Eight (1973, Kon Ichikawa & Milos Forman)
5. White Rock (1977, Tony Maylam)
6. Jeux de la XXIème olympiade (1977, Marcel Carrière & Jean Beaudin)
7. O sport, ty - mir! (1981, Yuriy Ozerov)
8. Melancholian 3 huonetta (2004, Pirjo Honkasalo)
9. A Turning Point (1984, Kim Takal)
10. 16 Days of Glory (1986, Bud Greenspan)
11. Calgary '88: 16 Days of Glory (1989, Bud Greenspan)
12. Autobiografia lui Nicolae Ceausescu (2010, Andrei Ujica)
13. Seoul 1988: Games of the XXIV Olympiad (1988, -)
14. Place de la République (1974, Louis Malle)
15. Hand in Hand (1988, Kwon-taek Im)
16. Winter on Fire (2015, Evgeny Afineevsky)
17. Beyond All Barriers (1988, Lee Ji-won)
18. Gokushiteki erosu: Renka 1974 (1974, Kazuo Hara)
19. One Light, One World (1992, R. Douglas Copsey, Jay Jalbert)
20. Target for Tonight (1941, Harry Watt)
21. Deutschland im Herbst (1978, Rainer Werner Fassbinder & Alf Brustellin)
22. Marathon (1993, Carlos Saura)
23. Dreams of a Life (2011, Carol Morley)
24. On the Bowery (1956, Lionel Rogosin)
25. Model (1980, Frederick Wiseman)
26. The Store (1983, Frederick Wiseman)
27. Racetrack (1985, Frederick Wiseman)
28. Blind (1987, Frederick Wiseman)
29. Madonna: Truth or Dare (1991, Alek Keshishian)
30. Five Broken Cameras (2011, Emad Burnat & Guy Davidi)
31. Sympathy for the Devil (1968, Jean-Luc Godard)
32. Cinétracts (1968, Gérard Fromanger & Jean-Denis Bonan)
33a. Olympic Spirit (1980, Tony Maylam & Drummond Challis) : 27'
33b. Meetin' WA (1986, Jean-Luc Godard) : 26'
33c. Året gjennom Børfjord (1991, Morten Skallerud) : 12'
34. The Old Place (2000, Anne-Marie Miéville & Jean-Luc Godard)
35. Letter to Jane: An Investigation About a Still (1972, Jean-Luc Godard & Jean-Pierre Gorin)
36. El desencanto (1976, Jaime Chavarri)
37. 100 ans de cinéma: Deux fois 50 ans de cinéma français (1995, Anne-Marie Miéville & Jean-Luc Godard)
38. "Six fois deux/Sur et sous la communication" : Ep. 1a - Y’a personne (1976, Jean-Luc Godard)
39. "Six fois deux/Sur et sous la communication" : Ep. 1b - Louison (1976, Jean-Luc Godard)
40. "Six fois deux/Sur et sous la communication" : Ep. 2a - Leçons de choses (1976, Jean-Luc Godard)
41. "Six fois deux/Sur et sous la communication" : Ep. 2b - Jean-Luc (1976, Jean-Luc Godard)
42. "Six fois deux/Sur et sous la communication" : Ep. 3a - Photos & Cie (1976, Jean-Luc Godard)
43. "Six fois deux/Sur et sous la communication" : Ep. 3b - Marcel (1976, Jean-Luc Godard)
44. "Six fois deux/Sur et sous la communication" : Ep. 4a - Pas d'histoires (1976, Jean-Luc Godard)
45. "Six fois deux/Sur et sous la communication" : Ep. 4b - Nanas (1976, Jean-Luc Godard)
46. "Six fois deux/Sur et sous la communication" : Ep. 5a - Nous trois (1976, Jean-Luc Godard)
47. "Six fois deux/Sur et sous la communication" : Ep. 5b - René(e)s (1976, Jean-Luc Godard)
48. "Six fois deux/Sur et sous la communication" : Ep. 6a - Avant et après (1976, Jean-Luc Godard)
49. "Six fois deux/Sur et sous la communication" : Ep. 6b - Jacqueline et Ludovic (1976, Jean-Luc Godard)
50. Lillehammer '94: 16 Days of Glory (1994, Bud Greenspan)
51. Mad Hot Ballroom (2005, Marilyn Agrelo)
52. "Planet Earth II" : Ep.1 - Islands (2016, -)
53. Born in China (2016, Chuan Lu)
54. The Sound of Insects: Record of a Mummy (2009, Peter Liechti)
55. Deaf (1986, Frederick Wiseman)
56. Springsteen on Broadway (2018, Thom Zimny)
57. "Planet Earth II" : Ep.2 - Mountains (2016, -)
58. "Planet Earth II" : Ep.3 - Jungles (2016, -)
59. "Planet Earth II" : Ep.4 - Deserts (2016, -)
60. "Planet Earth II" : Ep.5 - Grasslands (2016, -)
61. "Planet Earth II" : Ep.6 - Cities (2016, -)
62. "Human Planet" : Ep.1 - Oceans: Into the Blue (2011, -)
63. "Human Planet" : Ep.2 - Deserts: Life in the Furnace (2011, -)
64. "Human Planet" : Ep.3 - Arctic: Life in the Deep Freeze (2011, -)
65. "Human Planet" : Ep.4 - Jungles: People of the Trees (2011, -)
66. Adjustment and Work (1986, Frederick Wiseman)
67. Multi-Handicapped (1986, Frederick Wiseman)
68. Missile (1988, Frederick Wiseman)
69. Near Death (1989, Frederick Wiseman)
70. "Human Planet" : Ep.5 - Mountains: Life in Thin Air (2011, -)
71. "Human Planet" : Ep.6 - Grasslands: The Roots of Power (2011, -)
72. "Human Planet" : Ep.7 - Rivers: Friend and Foe (2011, -)
73. "Human Planet" : Ep.8 - Cities: Surviving the Urban Jungle (2011, -)
74. Fireplace for Your Home: Crackling Fireplace (2011, George Ford)
75. The Hunters (1957, John Marshall & Robert Gardner)
76. Stemple Pass (2012, James Benning)

User avatar
tourdesb
Moderator
Posts: 1987
Joined: May 07, 2011
Location: Puteaux, France
Contact:

#374

Post by tourdesb » December 24th, 2018, 12:35 pm

77. Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (1988, Charlotte Zwerin)
78. Disneyland, mon vieux pays natal (2002, Arnaud Des Pallières) : some members of my family-in-law go Disneyland every few weeks, so I find this doc hilarious.
SpoilerShow
1. 13 jours en France (1968, Claude Lelouch & François Reichenbach)
2. Les neiges de Grenoble (1968, Jacques Ertaud & Jean-Jacques Languepin)
3. Sapporo Orinpikku (1972, Masahiro Shinoda)
4. Visions of Eight (1973, Kon Ichikawa & Milos Forman)
5. White Rock (1977, Tony Maylam)
6. Jeux de la XXIème olympiade (1977, Marcel Carrière & Jean Beaudin)
7. O sport, ty - mir! (1981, Yuriy Ozerov)
8. Melancholian 3 huonetta (2004, Pirjo Honkasalo)
9. A Turning Point (1984, Kim Takal)
10. 16 Days of Glory (1986, Bud Greenspan)
11. Calgary '88: 16 Days of Glory (1989, Bud Greenspan)
12. Autobiografia lui Nicolae Ceausescu (2010, Andrei Ujica)
13. Seoul 1988: Games of the XXIV Olympiad (1988, -)
14. Place de la République (1974, Louis Malle)
15. Hand in Hand (1988, Kwon-taek Im)
16. Winter on Fire (2015, Evgeny Afineevsky)
17. Beyond All Barriers (1988, Lee Ji-won)
18. Gokushiteki erosu: Renka 1974 (1974, Kazuo Hara)
19. One Light, One World (1992, R. Douglas Copsey, Jay Jalbert)
20. Target for Tonight (1941, Harry Watt)
21. Deutschland im Herbst (1978, Rainer Werner Fassbinder & Alf Brustellin)
22. Marathon (1993, Carlos Saura)
23. Dreams of a Life (2011, Carol Morley)
24. On the Bowery (1956, Lionel Rogosin)
25. Model (1980, Frederick Wiseman)
26. The Store (1983, Frederick Wiseman)
27. Racetrack (1985, Frederick Wiseman)
28. Blind (1987, Frederick Wiseman)
29. Madonna: Truth or Dare (1991, Alek Keshishian)
30. Five Broken Cameras (2011, Emad Burnat & Guy Davidi)
31. Sympathy for the Devil (1968, Jean-Luc Godard)
32. Cinétracts (1968, Gérard Fromanger & Jean-Denis Bonan)
33a. Olympic Spirit (1980, Tony Maylam & Drummond Challis) : 27'
33b. Meetin' WA (1986, Jean-Luc Godard) : 26'
33c. Året gjennom Børfjord (1991, Morten Skallerud) : 12'
34. The Old Place (2000, Anne-Marie Miéville & Jean-Luc Godard)
35. Letter to Jane: An Investigation About a Still (1972, Jean-Luc Godard & Jean-Pierre Gorin)
36. El desencanto (1976, Jaime Chavarri)
37. 100 ans de cinéma: Deux fois 50 ans de cinéma français (1995, Anne-Marie Miéville & Jean-Luc Godard)
38. "Six fois deux/Sur et sous la communication" : Ep. 1a - Y’a personne (1976, Jean-Luc Godard)
39. "Six fois deux/Sur et sous la communication" : Ep. 1b - Louison (1976, Jean-Luc Godard)
40. "Six fois deux/Sur et sous la communication" : Ep. 2a - Leçons de choses (1976, Jean-Luc Godard)
41. "Six fois deux/Sur et sous la communication" : Ep. 2b - Jean-Luc (1976, Jean-Luc Godard)
42. "Six fois deux/Sur et sous la communication" : Ep. 3a - Photos & Cie (1976, Jean-Luc Godard)
43. "Six fois deux/Sur et sous la communication" : Ep. 3b - Marcel (1976, Jean-Luc Godard)
44. "Six fois deux/Sur et sous la communication" : Ep. 4a - Pas d'histoires (1976, Jean-Luc Godard)
45. "Six fois deux/Sur et sous la communication" : Ep. 4b - Nanas (1976, Jean-Luc Godard)
46. "Six fois deux/Sur et sous la communication" : Ep. 5a - Nous trois (1976, Jean-Luc Godard)
47. "Six fois deux/Sur et sous la communication" : Ep. 5b - René(e)s (1976, Jean-Luc Godard)
48. "Six fois deux/Sur et sous la communication" : Ep. 6a - Avant et après (1976, Jean-Luc Godard)
49. "Six fois deux/Sur et sous la communication" : Ep. 6b - Jacqueline et Ludovic (1976, Jean-Luc Godard)
50. Lillehammer '94: 16 Days of Glory (1994, Bud Greenspan)
51. Mad Hot Ballroom (2005, Marilyn Agrelo)
52. "Planet Earth II" : Ep.1 - Islands (2016, -)
53. Born in China (2016, Chuan Lu)
54. The Sound of Insects: Record of a Mummy (2009, Peter Liechti)
55. Deaf (1986, Frederick Wiseman)
56. Springsteen on Broadway (2018, Thom Zimny)
57. "Planet Earth II" : Ep.2 - Mountains (2016, -)
58. "Planet Earth II" : Ep.3 - Jungles (2016, -)
59. "Planet Earth II" : Ep.4 - Deserts (2016, -)
60. "Planet Earth II" : Ep.5 - Grasslands (2016, -)
61. "Planet Earth II" : Ep.6 - Cities (2016, -)
62. "Human Planet" : Ep.1 - Oceans: Into the Blue (2011, -)
63. "Human Planet" : Ep.2 - Deserts: Life in the Furnace (2011, -)
64. "Human Planet" : Ep.3 - Arctic: Life in the Deep Freeze (2011, -)
65. "Human Planet" : Ep.4 - Jungles: People of the Trees (2011, -)
66. Adjustment and Work (1986, Frederick Wiseman)
67. Multi-Handicapped (1986, Frederick Wiseman)
68. Missile (1988, Frederick Wiseman)
69. Near Death (1989, Frederick Wiseman)
70. "Human Planet" : Ep.5 - Mountains: Life in Thin Air (2011, -)
71. "Human Planet" : Ep.6 - Grasslands: The Roots of Power (2011, -)
72. "Human Planet" : Ep.7 - Rivers: Friend and Foe (2011, -)
73. "Human Planet" : Ep.8 - Cities: Surviving the Urban Jungle (2011, -)
74. Fireplace for Your Home: Crackling Fireplace (2011, George Ford)
75. The Hunters (1957, John Marshall & Robert Gardner)
76. Stemple Pass (2012, James Benning)
77. Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (1988, Charlotte Zwerin)
78. Disneyland, mon vieux pays natal (2002, Arnaud Des Pallières)

User avatar
Mate_cosido
Posts: 673
Joined: Apr 28, 2016
Contact:

#375

Post by Mate_cosido » December 24th, 2018, 4:07 pm

21. Ta'ang (2016, Bing Wang)

Image

22. People of the Wind (1976, Anthony Howarth)

Image

23. Lettre de Sibérie - Letter from Siberia (1957, Chris Marker)

Image

24. Méditerranée (1963, Volker Schlöndorff, Jean-Daniel Pollet)

Image

25. Handsworth Songs (1987, John Akomfrah)

Image
Seen so far:Show
1. Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance (1993, Alanis Obomsawin)

2. Om våld - Concerning Violence (2014, Göran Olsson)

3. Rocks at Whiskey Trench (2000, Alanis Obomsawin)

4. Waiting for Fidel (1974, Michael Rubbo)

5. Bitter Lake (2015, Adam Curtis)

6. Seventeen (1983, Joel DeMott, Jeff Kreines)

7. Jai Bhim Comrade (2011, Anand Patwardhan)

8. Ryakushô renzoku shasatsuma - A.K.A. Serial Killer (1969, Masao Adachi)

9. Colónia e Vilões (1977, Leonel Brito)

10. LA 92 (2017, Daniel Lindsay, T.J. Martin)

11. Ram Ke Naam - In the Name of God (1992, Anand Patwardhan)

12. Reel Injun (2009, Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge, Jeremiah Hayes)

13. Bubuan no kaizoku - The Pirates of Buban (1972, Shôhei Imamura)

14. Fei cheng - Ghost Town (2008, Dayong Zhao)

15. Lelaki komunis terakhir - The Last Communist (2006, Amir Muhammad)

16. Muhômatsu kokyô ni kaeru - Muhomatsu Returns Home (1973, Shôhei Imamura)

17. Mikikan-hei o otte: Marei-hen - In Search of the Unreturned Soldiers in Malaysia (1970, Shôhei Imamura)

18. Mikikan-hei o otte: Tai-hen - In Search of the Unreturned Soldiers in Thailand (1971, Shôhei Imamura)

19. L'anabase de May et Fusako Shigenobu, Masao Adachi et 27 années sans images - The Anabasis of May and Fusako Shigenobu, Masao Adachi and 27 Years Without Images (2011, Eric Baudelaire)

20. Short Documentaries [61'58"]

a. I, Dalio (2015, Mark Rappaport) [32'43"]

b. The Story of a Village and a War (1979, Maroun Bagdadi) [23'50"]

c. Daybreak Express (1957, D.A. Pennebaker) [5'25"]

21. Ta'ang (2016, Bing Wang)

22. People of the Wind (1976, Anthony Howarth)

23. Lettre de Sibérie - Letter from Siberia (1957, Chris Marker)

24. Méditerranée (1963, Volker Schlöndorff, Jean-Daniel Pollet)

25. Handsworth Songs (1987, John Akomfrah)

User avatar
maxwelldeux
Donator
Posts: 6367
Joined: Jun 07, 2016
Location: Seattle-ish, WA, USA
Contact:

#376

Post by maxwelldeux » December 24th, 2018, 5:34 pm

We don't need no stinkin' fictionShow
"1. Manufactured Landscapes (2006)
2. Reel Injun (2009)
3. Lost Heroes (2014)
4. The Staircase e1: Crime or Accident? (2005)
5. Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story (2010)
6. The Staircase e2: Secrets and Lies (2005)
7. The Staircase e3: A Striking Coincidence (2005)
8. The Staircase e4: A Prosecution Theory (2005)
9. The Staircase e5: A Weak Case (2005)
10. The Staircase e6: The Prosecution's Revenge (2005)
11. Planet Earth II: Islands (2016)
12. Inside Hana's Suitcase (2009)
13. The Last Gladiators (2011)
14. Perfect Bid: The Contestant Who Knew Too Much (2017)
15. The Staircase e7: The Blowpoke Returns (2005)
16. The Staircase e8: The Verdict (2005)
17. The Staircase e9: Reopening the Case (2013)
18. The Staircase e10: The Last Chance (2013)
19. The Staircase e11: Looking for Closure (2018)
20. The Staircase e12: Between Anger and Despair (2018)
21. The Staircase e13: Flawed Justice (2018)
22. Woodstock (1970)
23. Warrendale (1967)
24. Waiting for Fidel (1974)
25. Watermark (2013)"
"26. Hunting Hitler: The Final Hunt Begins (2018)
27. Hunting Hitler: Clandestine Cache (2018)
28. When Jews Were Funny (2013)
29. Planet Earth II: Mountains (2016)
30. Being Canadian (2015)
31. My Millenial Life (2016)
32. Hunting Hitler: Nuclear Nazi Weapons (2018)
33. Hunting Hitler: 150 Feet Below (2018)
34. Hunting Hitler: Dead Drops (2018)
35. Man of Aran (1934)
36. Black Roots (1970)
37. I Am Another You (2017)
38. Planet Earth II: Jungles (2016)
""39. Shorts (61m):
San Pietro (1945, 32m)
Universe (1960, 29m)""
40. Anvil: The Story of Anvil (2008)
41. A Married Couple (1969)
42. Hunting Hitler: Lurking Beneath the Surface (2018)
43. Planet Earth II: Deserts (2016)
44. The Story of Film: Birth of the Cinema (2011)
45. Dying at Grace (2003)
46. Hunting Hitler: Target: United States (2018)
47. Hunting Hitler: Hitler's Last Will (2018)
48. Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015)
49. Stories We Tell (2012)
50. World War II in HD Colour: The Gathering Storm (2009)"
"51. World War II in HD Colour: The Lightning War (2009)
52. The Corporation (2003)
53. Indie Game: The Movie (2012)
54. World War II in HD Colour: Britain at Bay (2009)
""55. Shorts (60m):
Paul Tomkowicz: Street-railway Switchman (1954, 9m)
Rouli-roulant (1966, 16m)
I Am Twenty (1967, 17m)
The Battle of Midway (1942, 18m)""
56. Five Came Back: The Mission Begins (2017)
57. Five Came Back: Combat Zones (2017)
58. Five Came Back: The Price of Victory (2017)
59. Searching for Sugar Man (2012)
60. The Story of Film: The Hollywood Dream (2011)
61. World War II in HD Colour: Hitler Strikes East (2009)
""62. Shorts (61m):
City of Gold (1957, 22m)
Anything Can Happen (1995, 39m)""
63. The Story of Film: The Golden Age of World Cinema (2011)
64. Il Pianeta Azzurrro (1982)
65. Planet Earth II: Grasslands (2016)
66-69. Histoire(s) du cinema (1989)
70. The Coca-Cola Case (2009)
71. Vine of the Soul: Encounters with Ayahuasca (2010)
72. Secret History: Hitler of the Andes (2003)
73. Meet the Donors: Does Money Talk? (2016)
74. World War II in HD Color: Red Sun Rampant (2009)
75. World War II in HD Color: The Mediterranean and North Africa (2009)"
"76. The American Meme (2018)
77. Grass (1999)
78. The Creepy Line (2018)
79. A River's Last Chance (2017)
80. World War II in HD Colour: Turning the Tide (2009)
81. Planet Earth II: Cities (2016)
82. Cane Toads: An Unnatural History (1988)
83. The Story of Film: The Arrival of Sound (2011)
84. The Last Waltz (1978)
85. World War II in HD Colour: The Soviet Steamroller (2009)
""86-87. Shorts (121m):
21-87 (1964, 10m)
Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse (1940, 4m)
Precious Images (1986, 8m)
Marian Anderson: The Lincoln Memorial Concert (1939, 8m)
Winsor McCay, the Famous Cartoonist of the N.Y. Herald and His Moving Comics (1911, 7m)
Granton Trawler (1934, 11m)
Rain (1929, 14m)
Night Mail (1936, 25m)
Marijuana (1968, 34m)""
88. The Story of Film: Post-War Cinema (2011)
89. World War II in HD Colour: Overlord (2009)
90. Buying Sex (2013)
91. F For Fake (1973)
92. What is Cinema? (2013)
93. Dirty Money: Hard NOx (2018)
94. Stop Making Sense (1984)
95. In Whose Honor? (1997)
""96-98. Shorts (182m):
In the Street (1948, 16m)
The Crossroads Crash (1973, 10m)
Highball Highway (1963, 11m)
Alco-Beat (1965, 12m)
Should I Marry Outside My Faith? (1962, 30m)
The ABC's of Sex Education for Trainable Persons (1975, 20m)
Human Growth: Second Edition (1962, 20m)
I like Bikes… But (1978, 14m)
Marriage is a Partnership (1951, 16m)
It's Wonderful Being a Girl (1968, 17m)
The Talking Car (1969, 16m)""
99. Hitler Youth: The Nazi Child Army (2018)
100. Dirty Money: Payday (2018)"
101. Nostalgia for the Light (2010)
102. Hitler Youth: Child Army's Last Stand (2018)
103. Make Happy (2016)
104. Sink or Swim (1990)
105. Basic Training (1971)
106. American Greed: Hook, Line and Sucker/Maxfield Parish Art Heist (2007)
107. Joystick Warriors (2013)
108. World War II in HD Colour: Closing the Ring (2009)
109. Dirty Money: Drug Short (2018)
110. Four Feet Up (2009)

Double. This Canadian doc centers on a poor kid and his family and discusses the context surrounding their poverty. Good but underwhelming - it felt like the director could have done more of something.

111. Warning: This Drug May Kill You (2017)

HBO doc about the opiate epidemic. Follows primarily two families dealing with addiction and loss - one got hooked because of kidney stones, one got hooked because of a c-section. Well put together, as you get to see just how easy it is to become dependent on these drugs. A friend's daughter had a minor outpatient procedure and got a bottle of oxy - like WTF?

112. I Am Comic (2010)

This might have been a rewatch for me. Follows comedians talking about what it takes to be a comedian. One guy who has been out of the game for 20 years tries to get back in. Amusing behind-the-scenes for anyone who likes stand-up.

User avatar
OldAle1
Donator
Posts: 3501
Joined: Feb 09, 2017
Location: Dairyland, USA
Contact:

#377

Post by OldAle1 » December 24th, 2018, 6:16 pm

Truth is Faker Than NewsShow
1. Warrendale (Allan King, 1967)
2. Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (Alex Stapleton, 2011)
3. Machete Maidens Unleashed! (Mark Hartley, 2010)
4. Anvil: The Story of Anvil (Sacha Gervasi, 2008)
5. Blokada (Sergey Loznitsa, 2006)
6. Radiant City (Jim Brown/Gary Burns, 2006)
7. Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage (Sam Brown/Scott McFadyen, 2010)
8. Images of the Mind: Cinematic Visions by Raymond Durgnat (Jarma Valkola, 1992)

I learned about this from Jonathan Rosenbaum's website and while I can't give it quite the effusive praise that he does, perhaps that's because I didn't know Durgnat and wasn't that familiar with his work - though I do have a book or two of his which of course I haven't read yet. It's a short (45 minutes) Finnish production that is essentially a long interview with Durgnat, an English film critic of Swiss parentage, about his philosophy of film and what makes the medium special and different from other forms of artistic expression, and in particular about Michael Powell and his work, with clips from The Red Shoes, The Tales of Hoffman, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp and others. Durgnat is an eloquent and persuasive defender of Powell and a powerful advocate for film as an art form that deserves respect on the level of any other, and the only real issue I have with this is that I wish it were longer.

9. Shoah (Claude Lanzmann, 1985)

This has probably been on my mental must-see list longer than any other film; I remember learning about it when it first played in the Chicago area, at the Skokie Theater in Skokie - a suburb that was at that time almost 50% Jewish, with many survivors, and which had come to national attention a few years later when neo-Nazis tried to march there. Not sure when it first played - maybe 1986 or 1987? In any case I was in college, didn't have a car, money was tight and of course this played over several nights, I don't think it played all at once, so it was pretty much impossible. It probably played a couple more times while I lived in Chicago but I don't recall, and I've never been as big a documentary person as many here. I do have another personal memory, which is that while working at a video store in the late 80s I once put together a display for Hannukah and Jewish history and got complemented by a guy who asked if I was Jewish, because I seemed to know more about the subject than most people - he said this sort of disparagingly, he was Jewish himself, not old enough to remember the war, but he felt surrounded by people who had become ignorant of the past of their people. And of course memory is the central subject here - it is in fact an epic dialectic between the memory of the lands and places - which one has to imagine in the mind's eye as places of horror, because they bear no living trace of it anymore of course - and the memory of the survivors, the witnesses, the perpetrators, and the historians and academics. Of course the memory of the victims is, like the memories of stones and grass and trees, inaccessible.

It's hard to put it all together ultimately; this film I think should not be thought of "merely" as a Holocaust documentary, or a documentary about a part of the experience of one specific group of humanity - while it's focus is absolute and narrow, it's images are only those of the death camps (as opposed to the concentration camps, an important distinction), and only on those who were involved in the horrors in some way between 1941-45, and only on the actual details of what happened - as opposed to why, which does figure slightly, especially when several Polish non-Jewish townspeople are interviewed at length - but isn't really Lanzmann's story. I think in the accumulation of details, and in the story that we do hear, one of a gradual and systematic yet not necessarily always sophisticated or coherent plan of extermination, we can see other stories, other peoples, other eras, while at the same time understanding always that what the Nazis did was more purposeful and extreme in intent and in results than any other such annihilation. It is not thus unprecedented as an idea - because hatred and the will to destroy have been with us since the beginning - but very much so in it's scale, concentration, focus. And that is what he begs us to remember, and when at the very end of the film one of the survivors of the Warsaw Ghetto describes running through tunnels and doors in the ghetto, and not seeing anyone, and believing at that point that he might be the last Jew on earth, that the Germans have destroyed them all, we can actually believe it, and that is the true horror.

Certainly one of the greatest films ever made and despite it's stillness, as it accumulates dozens of long shots of now-pastoral landscapes, and slowly rolling railway cars, and length, one of the most visceral and difficult experiences to watch. Anybody who can watch the testimony of Abraham Bomba, performing his job as a barber in Jerusalem while describing the job he performed as a barber in Treblinka without getting upset is... I don't want to say. I don't know what to say. That's all.

User avatar
weirdboy
Donator
Posts: 3435
Joined: Jan 03, 2016
Contact:

#378

Post by weirdboy » December 24th, 2018, 6:40 pm

Fact or Fiction?Show
1. Handsworth Songs - 1987 - John Akomfrah
2. Daughter Rite - 1980 - Michelle Citron
3. Ashes and Snow - 2005 - Gregory Colbert
4. A Married Couple - 1969 - Allan King
5-8. When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts - 2006 - Spike Lee
9. Un coupable idéal (Murder on a Sunday Morning) - 2001 - Jean-Xavier de Lestrade
10-12. A bunch of shorts totaling 193 minutes:
a. Spiegel van Holland (Mirror of Holland) - 1950 - Bert Haanstra [10 min]
b. Glas - 1958 - Bert Haanstra [11 min]
c. Shipyard - 1935 - Paul Rotha [24 min]
d. Who's Out There - 1975 [28 min]
e. The Seafarers - 1953 - Stanley Kubrick [29 min]
f. Harvest - 1967 [41 min]
g. Think of Me First as a Person - 1975 [11 min]
h. Lamp - 2003 - David Lynch [31 min]
i. Idem Paris - 2013 - David Lynch [8 min]


I was really sleepy when I watched Lamp, but somehow watching David Lynch being completely nerdy about this one lamp (and his coffee) kept me glued to the screen. He talks about being "scientific" when he's blending the colors he wants to test (he measures with a spoon), but then forgets to write down the proportions he used and gets it completely wrong when he tries to reproduce the one he liked.

It also blows my mind thinking about the fact that he spends a day or more personally building this one lamp for a film--one tiny detail among a million in the shot.

User avatar
sol
Donator
Posts: 6192
Joined: Feb 03, 2017
Location: Perth, WA, Australia
Contact:

#379

Post by sol » December 25th, 2018, 2:44 am

Pulp Non-FictionShow
1. Stories We Tell (2012)
2. Being Different (1981)
3. The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011)
4. Waco: The Rules of Engagement (1997)
5. Was It Only a Paper Moon? (1997)
6. The Light Bulb Conspiracy (2010)
7. Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go (2007)
8. Programming the Nation? (2011)
9. The California Reich (1975)
10. Toward Intimacy (1992)
11. Portrait of Jason (1967)
12. Not a Love Story (1981)
13. The Nightmare (2015)
14. Project Grizzly (1996)
15. The Quiet One (1948)
16. Memorandum (1967)
17. Track Two (1982)
18. Earthlings (2005)
19. Stupidity (2003)
20. Being Canadian (2015)
21. Paris Is Burning (1990)
22. 35 Up (1991)
23. 42 Up (1998)
24. 49 Up (2005)
25. 56 Up (2012)
26. 13th (2016)
27. Grass (1999)
28. Welfare (1975)

29. Primate (1974)

Image

As per Wiseman norm, this film is shot in fly-on-the-wall style, but the mode seems less appropriate here than usual. Over half of the film just watches the scientists going about their business without explaining what they are doing, which heavily biases the film in favour of the primates who seem cruelly treated for no discernible reason. The parts where the scientists discuss what they are planning to do are, however, as interesting as in most Wiseman projects - but is "all research is useful" as one scientist here claims?
Former IMDb message boards user /// iCM | IMDb | My Top 500+ Favourite Films /// Long live the new flesh!
Image Image Image

User avatar
flavo5000
Posts: 2086
Joined: Jul 10, 2014
Contact:

#380

Post by flavo5000 » December 25th, 2018, 3:49 am

106. Shestaya chast mira (1926) a.k.a. The Sixth Part of the World
This actually feels like a continuation of Vertov's work on the Kino-pravda newsreels, offering a series of slice-of-life vignettes covering the wide breath of what the USSR had to offer at time. At times propaganda and at times bucolic, it's pretty interesting for those interested in seeing a snapshot of this country at this point in time.

107. Murderball (2005)
Basically a bunch of badasses preparing for wheelchair rugby at the Paralympics, following primarily the US team and the Canadian coach (an ex-pat from the US). It feels very lively with a real sense of personality to it, exploring these guy's back stories and giving you a dose of who they are, warts 'n' all. What I liked most is that it is almost totally devoid of saccharin sentimentality which it could've easily leaned into if it wanted to.
SpoilerShow
1. No New Kinda Story: The Real Story of Tooth & Nail Records (2013)
2. Universal Horror (1998)
3. Nature: Extraordinary Dogs (1997)
4a. The Art of Crystal Bridges (2016)
4b. Menq (1969)
4c. Lipanjska gibanja (1969)
5. Death: The Ultimate Mystery (1975)
6. Modern Marvels: The Transcontinental Railroad (1995)
7. Decasia (2002)
8. Ônibus 174 (2002)
9. Lost, Lost, Lost (1976)
10. Haunters: The Art Of The Scare (2017)
11. Die Geschichte vom weinenden Kamel (2003)
12. Deutschland im Herbst (1978)
13. Farrebique ou Les quatre saisons (1946)
14. Primate (1974)
15. Moi, un noir (1958)
16. The Real Story: Scream (2013)
17. VHS Massacre: Cult Films and the Decline of Physical Media (2015)
18. Black Harvest (1992)
19. The Negro Soldier (1944)
20. She Makes Comics (2014)
21. Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods (2010)
22. Bright Leaves (2003)
23. Portrait of Jason (1967)
24. Dawson City: Frozen Time (2016)
25. Camp Hollywood (2004)
26. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)
27. Modern Warriors (2002)
28. Branson! (1999)
29. Minamata: Kanja-san to sono sekai (1971)
30. S-21, la machine de mort Khmère rouge (2003)
31. Black Metal Veins (2012)
32. Ding Dong, You're Dead! The Making of House (2017)
33. With Byrd at the South Pole (1930)
34. The Arctic Patrol (1929)
35. South (1919)
36. Daughter Rite (1980)
37a. Voice of the Moon (1990)
37b. Growin' a Beard (2003)
38. Der lachende Mann - Bekenntnisse eines Mörders (1966)
39. In One Breath: Alexander Sokurov's Russian Ark (2003)
40-41. When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006)
42. Bilder der Welt und Inschrift des Krieges (1989)
43a. Afrique 50 (1950)
43b. Shipyard (1935)
43c. Par desmit minutem vecaks (1978)
44. Countdown (1990)
45. Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon (2015)
46. Salvador Dali: The 4th Dimension Episode 2
47. Handsworth Songs (1987)
48. Being Different (1981)
49. Chasing Ice (2012)
50. Wonangsori (2008)
51. Le joli mai (1963)
52. Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys (2014)
53. I for India (2005)
54. Lake of Fire (2006)
55. Baraye azadi (1979)
56. Brutes and Savages (1978)
57. Fermilab: Science at Work
58-64. Long Way Round (2004)
65. How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way (1988)
66. Hype! (1996)
67. Don't Need You (2005)
68. Ornette: Made in America (1985)
69. Black Roots (1970)
70a. Bitter Sweet Stories (2012)
70b. Klassik und Kalter Krieg - Musiker in der DDR (2009)
71. India: Matri Bhumi (1959)
72. Nature: Dogs: The Early Years (2001)
73. The Haunted History of Halloween (1997)
74. Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018)
75. Italianamerican (1974)
76. Time Indefinite (1993)
77a. La Soufrière - Warten auf eine unausweichliche Katastrophe (1977)
77b. Figures of Thought (1990)
78. Behinderte Zukunft? (1971)
79. Killer Legends (2014)
80. Manufactured Landscapes (2006)
81. The Chiptune Story - Creating retro music 8-bits at a time (2018)
82a. Wszystko moze sie przytrafic (1995)
82b. Canadian Pacific (1974)
82c. Rouli-roulant (1966)
83. Fourteen Days in May (1988)
84. De Palma (2015)
85. Tokyo Idols (2017)
86. Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (2014)
87. Derby (1971)
88. Nova: Top Gun Over Moscow (1996)
89. La région centrale (1971)
90. Viva Amiga (2017)
91. Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016)
92. Home Movie (2001)
93. Between the Folds (2008)
94. The Real Story: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (2012)
95. The World Of Philip Pullman (2006)
96. Chimpanzee (2012)
97-101. Kino-pravda no. 1-11,13-23
102. Forgotten Ellis Island (2008)
103. Point of Order! (1964)
104a. Gap-Toothed Women (1987)
104b. Yum, Yum, Yum! A Taste of Cajun and Creole Cooking (1990)
105. The Favored Strawberry (2017)
106. Shestaya chast mira (1926)
107. Murderball (2005)

User avatar
Simba63
Donator
Posts: 837
Joined: Sep 07, 2017
Location: USA
Contact:

#381

Post by Simba63 » December 25th, 2018, 3:51 am

16. For All Mankind (1989) - 8/10

User avatar
weirdboy
Donator
Posts: 3435
Joined: Jan 03, 2016
Contact:

#382

Post by weirdboy » December 25th, 2018, 4:53 am

Fact or Fiction?Show
1. Handsworth Songs - 1987 - John Akomfrah
2. Daughter Rite - 1980 - Michelle Citron
3. Ashes and Snow - 2005 - Gregory Colbert
4. A Married Couple - 1969 - Allan King
5-8. When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts - 2006 - Spike Lee
9. Un coupable idéal (Murder on a Sunday Morning) - 2001 - Jean-Xavier de Lestrade
10-12. A bunch of shorts totaling 193 minutes:
a. Spiegel van Holland (Mirror of Holland) - 1950 - Bert Haanstra [10 min]
b. Glas - 1958 - Bert Haanstra [11 min]
c. Shipyard - 1935 - Paul Rotha [24 min]
d. Who's Out There - 1975 [28 min]
e. The Seafarers - 1953 - Stanley Kubrick [29 min]
f. Harvest - 1967 [41 min]
g. Think of Me First as a Person - 1975 [11 min]
h. Lamp - 2003 - David Lynch [31 min]
i. Idem Paris - 2013 - David Lynch [8 min]
11. Ha-Makah Hashmonim V'Echad (The 81st Blow) - 1974 - David Bergman,Jacques Ehrlich
12, Anvil: The Story of Anvil - 2008 - Sacha Gervasi
13. La deuxième nuit - 2016 - Eric Pauwels

User avatar
sol
Donator
Posts: 6192
Joined: Feb 03, 2017
Location: Perth, WA, Australia
Contact:

#383

Post by sol » December 25th, 2018, 7:43 am

Pulp Non-FictionShow
1. Stories We Tell (2012)
2. Being Different (1981)
3. The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011)
4. Waco: The Rules of Engagement (1997)
5. Was It Only a Paper Moon? (1997)
6. The Light Bulb Conspiracy (2010)
7. Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go (2007)
8. Programming the Nation? (2011)
9. The California Reich (1975)
10. Toward Intimacy (1992)
11. Portrait of Jason (1967)
12. Not a Love Story (1981)
13. The Nightmare (2015)
14. Project Grizzly (1996)
15. The Quiet One (1948)
16. Memorandum (1967)
17. Track Two (1982)
18. Earthlings (2005)
19. Stupidity (2003)
20. Being Canadian (2015)
21. Paris Is Burning (1990)
22. 35 Up (1991)
23. 42 Up (1998)
24. 49 Up (2005)
25. 56 Up (2012)
26. 13th (2016)
27. Grass (1999)
28. Welfare (1975)
29. Primate (1974)

30. Hospital (1970)

Image

Among other incidents here, we see a psychiatrist plead over the phone with welfare agent to look after his patient, a nurse help a man who believes that he has testicular cancer and doctors who are patient when confronted with a loud and vocal drug taker who believes that he is going to die. All of these vignettes paint the hospital staff as dedicated and caring individuals, but leaves little conflict. Wiseman also does not quite manage to build things up to a powerful conclusion; the endings of Welfare and Primate resonate so much more.
Former IMDb message boards user /// iCM | IMDb | My Top 500+ Favourite Films /// Long live the new flesh!
Image Image Image

User avatar
sebby
Posts: 5780
Joined: Jul 04, 2011
Contact:

#384

Post by sebby » December 25th, 2018, 8:02 am

28 quest - 6/10
29 louis theroux: talking to anorexia - 6/10
30 louis theroux: gambling - 5.5/10
31 louis theroux: infomercials - 4.5/10
32 louis theroux: the ultra zionists - 5/10
33 louis theroux: black nationalism - 6/10
34 louis theroux: survivalists - 6/10
35 louis theroux: ufos - 5/10
36 ricky jay and his 52 assistants - 7/10
37 louis theroux: heroin town - 6/10
38 louis theroux: self-fulfillment - 5/10
39-48 america to me - 7.5/10

america to me is steve james's latest project and it's almost really good. the problem is that the intermingling of race and typical HS life stuff is sometimes done clumsily, and moreover some of the subjects followed over the nearly 11 hours are just not that interesting and you find yourself patiently waiting for the camera to again find one of the subjects you'd rather watch. one student in particular is absolutely insufferable -- a Barry Bonds-on-steroids version of teenage self-absorption/narcissism/woe is me-ism. that said, it's interesting to see the issue of race struck at from different angles, although this keeps the documentary from ever having a real focus. sometimes it feels like it's about individual students; sometimes it feels like it's more about the teachers and administrators clashing and collaborating; other times it feels like a too-ambitious attempt to create an epic treatise on intersectionality w a millennial bent, distilled within one community, but representative of an entire country. at end i suppose i was more moved than not and more impressed than not. it's a well-ordered mess. easy to digest. still, feels a bit like a missed opportunity. i would guess that what james outlined for this massive project pre production was scrapped and amended during and then again post production. at its best ATM feels like a wiseman project, observational cinema with obfuscated intentions. but these moments are just moments and are intermixed with run-of-the-mill doc-making, talking headism that is too much on the nose. still, best thing i've watched this month? bar is not so high, but i recommend this one with whole heart, wart-pocked though it may be.

the collected evidenceShow
01 belfast, maine - 7/10
02 dogs part 3 - 3/10
03 dina - 3.5/10
04 god knows where i am - 5.5/10
05 rivers and tides - 5.5/10
06 louis theroux: the most hated family in america - 5.5/10
07 louis theroux: law and disorder in philadelphia - 6.5/10
08 along for the ride - 6.5/10
09 picture of light - 7/10
10 louis theroux: the most hated family in america in crisis - 4.5/10
11 one day in september - 7/10
12 africa's great civilizations part 1
13 louis theroux: law and disorder in johannesburg - 5.5/10
14 i, claude monet - 6.5/10
15 louis theroux: a place for paedophiles - 5/10
16 louis theroux: love without limits - 5/10
17 louis theroux: choosing death - 5.5/10
18 louis theroux: take my baby - 4.5/10
19 louis theroux's weird weekends: wrestling - 4.5/10
20 louis theroux: behind bars - 5/10
21 louis theroux: Miami mega jail - 6.5/10
22 my Scientology movie - 4.5/10
23 fake or fortune: Lowry - 4/10
24 two years at sea - 5/10
25 Louis and the Nazis - 5/10
26 the pruitt-igoe myth - 5/10
27 welcome to Leith - 5.5/10
28 quest - 6/10
29 louis theroux: talking to anorexia - 6/10
30 louis theroux: gambling - 5.5/10
31 louis theroux: infomercials - 4.5/10
32 louis theroux: the ultra zionists - 5/10
33 louis theroux: black nationalism - 6/10
34 louis theroux: survivalists - 6/10
35 louis theroux: ufos - 5/10
36 ricky jay and his 52 assistants - 7/10
37 louis theroux: heroin town - 6/10
38 louis theroux: self-fulfillment - 5/10
39-48 america to me - 7.5/10

User avatar
Armoreska
Posts: 11201
Joined: Nov 01, 2012
Location: Ukraine
Contact:

#385

Post by Armoreska » December 25th, 2018, 11:43 am

RogerTheMovieManiac88 wrote:
December 21st, 2018, 10:30 pm
That'll give me nightmares, Armoreska. I hardly ever buy meat but, as a sometime meat-eater, I do feel uncomfortable and nauseated. Thanks for sharing that, I guess. I wonder whether I'll go for the nut roast over the turkey and ham on Christmas Day!
:thumbsup:
Image
currently working towards a vegan/low waste world + thru such film lists (besides TV): 2010s bests, RW Fassbinder, Luis Bunuel, Yasujiro Ozu, Eric Rohmer, Visual Effects nominees, kid-related stuff, great animes (mini-serie or feature), very 80s movies, 17+ sci-fi lists on watchlist, ENVIRO, remarkable Silent Films and Pre-Code (exploring 1925 atm) and every shorts and docu list I'm aware of and
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1434
and "Gordon" Liu Chia-Hui/Liu Chia-Liang and Yuen Woo-ping and "Sammo" Hung Kam-bo

User avatar
jeroeno
Posts: 2692
Joined: Jun 22, 2011
Location: Valkenswaard, The Netherlands
Contact:

#386

Post by jeroeno » December 25th, 2018, 12:49 pm

29. Straight Up: Kentucky Bourbon (2018)
30. 21 x Nowy Jork (2016)
31. The Rise and Fall of Nokia (2018)

User avatar
sol
Donator
Posts: 6192
Joined: Feb 03, 2017
Location: Perth, WA, Australia
Contact:

#387

Post by sol » December 25th, 2018, 3:29 pm

Pulp Non-FictionShow
1. Stories We Tell (2012)
2. Being Different (1981)
3. The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011)
4. Waco: The Rules of Engagement (1997)
5. Was It Only a Paper Moon? (1997)
6. The Light Bulb Conspiracy (2010)
7. Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go (2007)
8. Programming the Nation? (2011)
9. The California Reich (1975)
10. Toward Intimacy (1992)
11. Portrait of Jason (1967)
12. Not a Love Story (1981)
13. The Nightmare (2015)
14. Project Grizzly (1996)
15. The Quiet One (1948)
16. Memorandum (1967)
17. Track Two (1982)
18. Earthlings (2005)
19. Stupidity (2003)
20. Being Canadian (2015)
21. Paris Is Burning (1990)
22. 35 Up (1991)
23. 42 Up (1998)
24. 49 Up (2005)
25. 56 Up (2012)
26. 13th (2016)
27. Grass (1999)
28. Welfare (1975)
29. Primate (1974)
30. Hospital (1970)

31. Paris 1900 (1947)

Image

Motion picture footage of Paris ranging from 1900 to 1914 is edited together to paint a portrait of a thriving city immediately before the outbreak of the First World War in this French documentary. The footage itself is fairly interesting; the narration that accompanies the images less so. Some segments are in fact downright weird and outdated. The segments that do work are really good though; one man's failed attempt to fly from the Eiffel Tower is captured in grisly detail as he hits the bricks below. The overall experience though is incredibly uneven.

32. Citizenfour (2014)

Image

This documentary pretty much celebrates Snowden as a hero, which may rub you the wrong way depending on your politics. Such biases aside, this is riveting look at a man doing something dangerous because he believes it is right and the film is unusually shot with many moments of Snowden just plodding around his hotel room that humanise him. A fire alarm scene is also really eerie. Quite aside from being about Snowden, the film also clarifies metadata and issues of privacy in the modern era, asking us to question what we expect of our governments.
Former IMDb message boards user /// iCM | IMDb | My Top 500+ Favourite Films /// Long live the new flesh!
Image Image Image

User avatar
Simba63
Donator
Posts: 837
Joined: Sep 07, 2017
Location: USA
Contact:

#388

Post by Simba63 » December 25th, 2018, 8:12 pm

17. The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003) - 8/10

User avatar
maxwelldeux
Donator
Posts: 6367
Joined: Jun 07, 2016
Location: Seattle-ish, WA, USA
Contact:

#389

Post by maxwelldeux » December 25th, 2018, 11:17 pm

We don't need no stinkin' fictionShow
"1. Manufactured Landscapes (2006)
2. Reel Injun (2009)
3. Lost Heroes (2014)
4. The Staircase e1: Crime or Accident? (2005)
5. Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story (2010)
6. The Staircase e2: Secrets and Lies (2005)
7. The Staircase e3: A Striking Coincidence (2005)
8. The Staircase e4: A Prosecution Theory (2005)
9. The Staircase e5: A Weak Case (2005)
10. The Staircase e6: The Prosecution's Revenge (2005)
11. Planet Earth II: Islands (2016)
12. Inside Hana's Suitcase (2009)
13. The Last Gladiators (2011)
14. Perfect Bid: The Contestant Who Knew Too Much (2017)
15. The Staircase e7: The Blowpoke Returns (2005)
16. The Staircase e8: The Verdict (2005)
17. The Staircase e9: Reopening the Case (2013)
18. The Staircase e10: The Last Chance (2013)
19. The Staircase e11: Looking for Closure (2018)
20. The Staircase e12: Between Anger and Despair (2018)
21. The Staircase e13: Flawed Justice (2018)
22. Woodstock (1970)
23. Warrendale (1967)
24. Waiting for Fidel (1974)
25. Watermark (2013)"
"26. Hunting Hitler: The Final Hunt Begins (2018)
27. Hunting Hitler: Clandestine Cache (2018)
28. When Jews Were Funny (2013)
29. Planet Earth II: Mountains (2016)
30. Being Canadian (2015)
31. My Millenial Life (2016)
32. Hunting Hitler: Nuclear Nazi Weapons (2018)
33. Hunting Hitler: 150 Feet Below (2018)
34. Hunting Hitler: Dead Drops (2018)
35. Man of Aran (1934)
36. Black Roots (1970)
37. I Am Another You (2017)
38. Planet Earth II: Jungles (2016)
""39. Shorts (61m):
San Pietro (1945, 32m)
Universe (1960, 29m)""
40. Anvil: The Story of Anvil (2008)
41. A Married Couple (1969)
42. Hunting Hitler: Lurking Beneath the Surface (2018)
43. Planet Earth II: Deserts (2016)
44. The Story of Film: Birth of the Cinema (2011)
45. Dying at Grace (2003)
46. Hunting Hitler: Target: United States (2018)
47. Hunting Hitler: Hitler's Last Will (2018)
48. Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015)
49. Stories We Tell (2012)
50. World War II in HD Colour: The Gathering Storm (2009)"
"51. World War II in HD Colour: The Lightning War (2009)
52. The Corporation (2003)
53. Indie Game: The Movie (2012)
54. World War II in HD Colour: Britain at Bay (2009)
""55. Shorts (60m):
Paul Tomkowicz: Street-railway Switchman (1954, 9m)
Rouli-roulant (1966, 16m)
I Am Twenty (1967, 17m)
The Battle of Midway (1942, 18m)""
56. Five Came Back: The Mission Begins (2017)
57. Five Came Back: Combat Zones (2017)
58. Five Came Back: The Price of Victory (2017)
59. Searching for Sugar Man (2012)
60. The Story of Film: The Hollywood Dream (2011)
61. World War II in HD Colour: Hitler Strikes East (2009)
""62. Shorts (61m):
City of Gold (1957, 22m)
Anything Can Happen (1995, 39m)""
63. The Story of Film: The Golden Age of World Cinema (2011)
64. Il Pianeta Azzurrro (1982)
65. Planet Earth II: Grasslands (2016)
66-69. Histoire(s) du cinema (1989)
70. The Coca-Cola Case (2009)
71. Vine of the Soul: Encounters with Ayahuasca (2010)
72. Secret History: Hitler of the Andes (2003)
73. Meet the Donors: Does Money Talk? (2016)
74. World War II in HD Color: Red Sun Rampant (2009)
75. World War II in HD Color: The Mediterranean and North Africa (2009)"
"76. The American Meme (2018)
77. Grass (1999)
78. The Creepy Line (2018)
79. A River's Last Chance (2017)
80. World War II in HD Colour: Turning the Tide (2009)
81. Planet Earth II: Cities (2016)
82. Cane Toads: An Unnatural History (1988)
83. The Story of Film: The Arrival of Sound (2011)
84. The Last Waltz (1978)
85. World War II in HD Colour: The Soviet Steamroller (2009)
""86-87. Shorts (121m):
21-87 (1964, 10m)
Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse (1940, 4m)
Precious Images (1986, 8m)
Marian Anderson: The Lincoln Memorial Concert (1939, 8m)
Winsor McCay, the Famous Cartoonist of the N.Y. Herald and His Moving Comics (1911, 7m)
Granton Trawler (1934, 11m)
Rain (1929, 14m)
Night Mail (1936, 25m)
Marijuana (1968, 34m)""
88. The Story of Film: Post-War Cinema (2011)
89. World War II in HD Colour: Overlord (2009)
90. Buying Sex (2013)
91. F For Fake (1973)
92. What is Cinema? (2013)
93. Dirty Money: Hard NOx (2018)
94. Stop Making Sense (1984)
95. In Whose Honor? (1997)
""96-98. Shorts (182m):
In the Street (1948, 16m)
The Crossroads Crash (1973, 10m)
Highball Highway (1963, 11m)
Alco-Beat (1965, 12m)
Should I Marry Outside My Faith? (1962, 30m)
The ABC's of Sex Education for Trainable Persons (1975, 20m)
Human Growth: Second Edition (1962, 20m)
I like Bikes… But (1978, 14m)
Marriage is a Partnership (1951, 16m)
It's Wonderful Being a Girl (1968, 17m)
The Talking Car (1969, 16m)""
99. Hitler Youth: The Nazi Child Army (2018)
100. Dirty Money: Payday (2018)"
101. Nostalgia for the Light (2010)
102. Hitler Youth: Child Army's Last Stand (2018)
103. Make Happy (2016)
104. Sink or Swim (1990)
105. Basic Training (1971)
106. American Greed: Hook, Line and Sucker/Maxfield Parish Art Heist (2007)
107. Joystick Warriors (2013)
108. World War II in HD Colour: Closing the Ring (2009)
109. Dirty Money: Drug Short (2018)
110. Four Feet Up (2009)
111. Warning: This Drug May Kill You (2017)
112. I Am Comic (2010)
113. Boom Bust Boom (2014)

A Terry Jones documentary about economic history and why we keep doing the same shit over and over and expecting different results. Pretty amusing intro to the subject.

114. An Apology to Elephants (2014)

An HBO doc about elephant culture and training for the circus and just how horrifically abusive it is. Interesting stuff, but makes me sad.

115. The Vietnam War: déjà vu (1858-1961)

Rewatch for me, but restarted this series with my wife. I only got through 3 episodes, so hopefully we can get further this time.

116. Beer Wars (2009)

Another rewatch, though one I didn't have a rating for. This was a history of the beer industry in America and the three tiered system and how the Big 3 (now 2) in beer are doing what they can to drive out any competition. Solid info for the beer nerds out there.

117. Unseen (2016)

This is a fascinating (and criminally underseen) documentary about the intersection of race, poverty, and crime, set in Cleveland OH. The story weaves together the background and mystery of how this convicted sex offender was able to move home and kidnap, rape, and kill 11 women from his neighborhood with the social and societal context that contributed and why there was zero police investigation of any of the 11 women before they were found. A surprisingly powerful doc for people interested in such things.

118. Rewind This! (2013)

I want to know how many of you film nerds around here were interviewed for this film :ph43r:

This was a story about the history of VHS, home video, the market that sprung up surrounding it, and the collectors of VHS now. This was so much fun - full of joy and whimsy relating to a hobby I enjoy myself. And if you get really excited about obscure genre films, this is going to be fun. Available on Amazon Prime.

User avatar
3eyes
Donator
Posts: 6692
Joined: May 17, 2011
Location: Philadelphia
Contact:

#390

Post by 3eyes » December 26th, 2018, 2:31 am

15. Edge Codes.com: The Art of Motion Picture Editing (Can 04) - double
partly consists of historical look at changing fashions/techniques in editing, and the emotional effects aimed at. I was fascinated by the contrast between Soviet and Hollywood philosophies of editing established during the silent era and persisting into the postmodern era (I guess).
SpoilerShow
1. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr story (17)
2. Stories we tell (Canada 12) - Triple
3. Le fantôme de l'opératrice (Can 06) - Double
4-13. The Vietnam War (17) Episodes 1-10
14. Three Identical Strangers (2018)
15. Edge Codes.com: The Art of Motion Picture Editing (Can 04) - double
:run: STILL the Gaffer!

User avatar
sol
Donator
Posts: 6192
Joined: Feb 03, 2017
Location: Perth, WA, Australia
Contact:

#391

Post by sol » December 26th, 2018, 3:54 am

Pulp Non-FictionShow
1. Stories We Tell (2012)
2. Being Different (1981)
3. The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011)
4. Waco: The Rules of Engagement (1997)
5. Was It Only a Paper Moon? (1997)
6. The Light Bulb Conspiracy (2010)
7. Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go (2007)
8. Programming the Nation? (2011)
9. The California Reich (1975)
10. Toward Intimacy (1992)
11. Portrait of Jason (1967)
12. Not a Love Story (1981)
13. The Nightmare (2015)
14. Project Grizzly (1996)
15. The Quiet One (1948)
16. Memorandum (1967)
17. Track Two (1982)
18. Earthlings (2005)
19. Stupidity (2003)
20. Being Canadian (2015)
21. Paris Is Burning (1990)
22. 35 Up (1991)
23. 42 Up (1998)
24. 49 Up (2005)
25. 56 Up (2012)
26. 13th (2016)
27. Grass (1999)
28. Welfare (1975)
29. Primate (1974)
30. Hospital (1970)
31. Paris 1900 (1947)
32. Citizenfour (2014)

33. Spellbound (2002)

Image

This documentary follows eight kids as they compete in a national spelling bee, but rarely addresses the downside of their obsession. One parent laughs off the suggestion that the process is akin to "child abuse" and another parent briefly remarks on her daughter's lack of a social life, but these issues are never properly developed. The final five minutes do give some context to spelling bees and the stresses involved, but it comes a little late. The kids (other than the annoying one with the wide mouth and braces) are at least interesting individuals.
Last edited by sol on December 26th, 2018, 12:14 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Former IMDb message boards user /// iCM | IMDb | My Top 500+ Favourite Films /// Long live the new flesh!
Image Image Image

User avatar
sebby
Posts: 5780
Joined: Jul 04, 2011
Contact:

#392

Post by sebby » December 26th, 2018, 7:41 am

49 louis theroux: trafficking sex - 6.5/10
50 louis theroux: murder in milwaukee - 7/10
51 the corporation - 7/10

the collected evidenceShow
01 belfast, maine - 7/10
02 dogs part 3 - 3/10
03 dina - 3.5/10
04 god knows where i am - 5.5/10
05 rivers and tides - 5.5/10
06 louis theroux: the most hated family in america - 5.5/10
07 louis theroux: law and disorder in philadelphia - 6.5/10
08 along for the ride - 6.5/10
09 picture of light - 7/10
10 louis theroux: the most hated family in america in crisis - 4.5/10
11 one day in september - 7/10
12 africa's great civilizations part 1
13 louis theroux: law and disorder in johannesburg - 5.5/10
14 i, claude monet - 6.5/10
15 louis theroux: a place for paedophiles - 5/10
16 louis theroux: love without limits - 5/10
17 louis theroux: choosing death - 5.5/10
18 louis theroux: take my baby - 4.5/10
19 louis theroux's weird weekends: wrestling - 4.5/10
20 louis theroux: behind bars - 5/10
21 louis theroux: Miami mega jail - 6.5/10
22 my Scientology movie - 4.5/10
23 fake or fortune: Lowry - 4/10
24 two years at sea - 5/10
25 Louis and the Nazis - 5/10
26 the pruitt-igoe myth - 5/10
27 welcome to Leith - 5.5/10
28 quest - 6/10
29 louis theroux: talking to anorexia - 6/10
30 louis theroux: gambling - 5.5/10
31 louis theroux: infomercials - 4.5/10
32 louis theroux: the ultra zionists - 5/10
33 louis theroux: black nationalism - 6/10
34 louis theroux: survivalists - 6/10
35 louis theroux: ufos - 5/10
36 ricky jay and his 52 assistants - 7/10
37 louis theroux: heroin town - 6/10
38 louis theroux: self-fulfillment - 5/10
39-48 america to me - 7.5/10
49 louis theroux: trafficking sex - 6.5/10
50 louis theroux: murder in milwaukee - 7/10
51 the corporation - 7/10

User avatar
tourdesb
Moderator
Posts: 1987
Joined: May 07, 2011
Location: Puteaux, France
Contact:

#393

Post by tourdesb » December 26th, 2018, 8:07 am

The battery of my laptop is dead.
With a little luck I might receive the new one before the end of the challenge, but until then I'll update the post when I'm at work.
So don't worry if you have no news from me in the next few days.

User avatar
cinephage
Donator
Posts: 3670
Joined: Nov 11, 2011
Contact:

#394

Post by cinephage » December 26th, 2018, 10:02 am

03. Roger and me, by Michael Moore (1989) 8/10

Moore's essays are always very straightforward, but you have to admit he's good at summarizing situations and making his points.
SpoilerShow
01. My Winnipeg, by Guy Maddin (2007) 7,5/10
02. I am not your negro, by Raoul Peck (2016) 8/10

User avatar
sol
Donator
Posts: 6192
Joined: Feb 03, 2017
Location: Perth, WA, Australia
Contact:

#395

Post by sol » December 26th, 2018, 12:14 pm

Pulp Non-FictionShow
1. Stories We Tell (2012)
2. Being Different (1981)
3. The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011)
4. Waco: The Rules of Engagement (1997)
5. Was It Only a Paper Moon? (1997)
6. The Light Bulb Conspiracy (2010)
7. Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go (2007)
8. Programming the Nation? (2011)
9. The California Reich (1975)
10. Toward Intimacy (1992)
11. Portrait of Jason (1967)
12. Not a Love Story (1981)
13. The Nightmare (2015)
14. Project Grizzly (1996)
15. The Quiet One (1948)
16. Memorandum (1967)
17. Track Two (1982)
18. Earthlings (2005)
19. Stupidity (2003)
20. Being Canadian (2015)
21. Paris Is Burning (1990)
22. 35 Up (1991)
23. 42 Up (1998)
24. 49 Up (2005)
25. 56 Up (2012)
26. 13th (2016)
27. Grass (1999)
28. Welfare (1975)
29. Primate (1974)
30. Hospital (1970)
31. Paris 1900 (1947)
32. Citizenfour (2014)
33. Spellbound (2002)

34. The Imposter (2012)

Image

This British documentary examines the case of an adult French con artist who managed to convince a Texan family that he was their missing teenage son. The film features some great, highly cinematic reconstruction footage (see above) and as the imposter waxes poetic about being "reborn" and having "a second chance to succeed", it is easy to sympathise with his sentiments. The film is a little too focused on him though rather than the family - and in particular their willing suspension of disbelief - but this is absolutely riveting stuff.
Former IMDb message boards user /// iCM | IMDb | My Top 500+ Favourite Films /// Long live the new flesh!
Image Image Image

User avatar
RogerTheMovieManiac88
Posts: 1233
Joined: Feb 04, 2017
Location: Westmeath, Ireland
Contact:

#396

Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » December 26th, 2018, 12:43 pm

21. 'What's Going On: The Life and Death of Marvin Gaye' / 2005, Jeremy Marre / 6.5 or 7/10 / UK
Image

22. 'DruidShakespeare' / 2015, Maurice Sweeney / 6/10 / Ireland
Image

23. 'Le parti québécois: l'affaire d'une génération?' / 2016, Bruno Boulianne / 6.5 or 7/10 / Canada
Image

24. Voyage à travers le cinéma français (Episode: Les chansons - Julien Duvivier) / 2017, Bertrand Tavernier / 10/10 / France
Image

25. The Sound of Movie Musicals with Neil Brand (Part 2) / 2018, Ian MacMillan / 7/10 / UK
Image
That's all, folks!

psychotronicbeatnik
Donator
Posts: 1386
Joined: Feb 04, 2017
Location: Oregon
Contact:

#397

Post by psychotronicbeatnik » December 26th, 2018, 8:32 pm

30-35. The Civil War: Episodes 1-6 (1990 / Ken Burns) FTV 9/10
36-40. Cosmos: Episodes 1-5 (1980) FTV 8+/10

The Documentary is Real InShow
1,Filmworker (2017 / Tony Zierra) FTV 8+/10
2. My Winnipeg (2007 / Guy Maddin) FTV 8+/10
3. Stories We Tell (2012 / Sarah Polley) 9/10
4. Generation Zapped (2017 / Sabine El Gemayel) FTV 8/10
5. Clark Ashton Smith: The Emperor of Dreams (2018 / Darin Coelho Spring) FTV 9/10
6. Flying Saucers Over Hollywood: the Plan 9 Companion (1992 / Mark Patrick Carducci) 8/10
7. Vampira and Me (2012 / Ray Greene) 8+/10
8. Best Worst Movie (2009 / Michael Paul Stephenson) 10/10
9-11. Planet Earth: Episodes 1-3 (2006) FTV 7+/10
12-15. Planet Earth: Episodes 4-7 (2006) FTV 7+/10
16. Jane (2017 / Brett Morgen) FTV 9/10
17. Warrendale (1967 / Alan King) FTV 8/10
18. Black Code (2016 / Nicholas de Pencier) FTV 7+/10
19a. The Days Before Christmas (1958) FTV 8+/10 {29 min.}
19b. Artist in Montreal (1954) FTV 7/10 {30 min.}
19c. The Jolifou Inn (1955) FTV 8+/10 {10 min.}
20-23. Planet Earth: Episodes 8-11 (2006) FTV 7+/10
24. Crumb (1994 / Terry Zwigoff) 9/10
25. American Experience: Tesla (2016) FTV 7+/10
26. Vernon, Florida (1981 / Errol Morris) 7+/10
27-29.Forum Doco Shorts {182 min. total}
a.Ilha das flores (1989 / Jorge Furtado) FTV 9/10 {Fav Doco / 13 min.}
b.Powers of Ten (1977/ Charles and Ray Eames) FTV 8/10 {Fav Doco / 9 min.}
c.Khaneh siah ast (1963 / Forugh Farrokhzad) FTV 9/10 {Fav Doco / 22 min.}
d.Gadajace glowy (1980 / Krzysztof Kieslowski) FTV 8/10 {Fav Doco / 14 min.}
e.Zoo (1962 / Bert Haanstra) FTV 9+/10 {Fav Doco / 11 min.}
f.Vremena goda (1975 / Artavazd Peleshian) FTV 8+/10 {Fav Doco / 29 min.}
g.Glas (1958 / Bert Haanstra) FTV 9+/10 {Fav Doco / 11 min.}
h.Regen (1929 / Joris Ivens) FTV 8+/10 {Fav Doco / 14 min.}
i.Las Hurdes (1933 / Luis Bunuel) FTV 8+/10 {Fav Doco / 30 min.}
j.La Soufriere (1977 / Werner Herzog) FTV 8+/10 {Fav Doco / 29 min.}

30-35. The Civil War: Episodes 1-6 (1990 / Ken Burns) FTV 9/10
36-40. Cosmos: Episodes 1-5 (1980) FTV 8+/10


User avatar
albajos
Posts: 5739
Joined: May 24, 2016
Location: Norway
Contact:

#398

Post by albajos » December 26th, 2018, 9:42 pm

60. 42 Up (1998) UK 3 official lists 1 256 checks
This one is actually probably the most interesting for me personally, as I am 42 myself. But they do look older (than me) most of them; maybe a bit to many trips down to the pub...

Off. lists progress
+16 Sight and Sound -The Greatest Documentaries of All Time (25,2%)
+09 Documentary (imdb) (48,0%)
+05 Harvard University's Suggested Film Viewing List: Non-Fiction Films (2012) (30,3%)
+03 100 Documentary Films (BFI Screen Guide) (30,5%)

Fly on the WallShow
ABC
14. American Movie (1999)
43. Anvil: The Story of Anvil (2008)
49. Backstreet Girls: Tilbake til Muotathal (2015)
20. Balletguttene (2014)
31. Before Stonewall (1984)
03. Being Canadian (2015)
29. Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Grosstadt (1927)
02. Bobby Robson: More Than a Manager (2018)
22 (s1b) Boogie Woogie Pappa (2002)
21. Bredo Greve - Filmrebell (2014)
37. Burma VJ: Reporter i et lukket land (2008)
52. The Commodore Story (2018)
30. Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)
57. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)
01. The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017)
22 (s1d) Den fine pelskåpa di (1977)
15. Family (2001)
46. F for Fake (1973)
47. F for Franco (2013)
32. 50 Years Legal (2017)
45. Filmworker (2017)
18, En frusen dröm (1997)
39. Grizzly Man (2005)
58. Hearts and Minds (1974)
40. Home (2009)
27. Home of the Brave, Land of the Free (2004)
22 (s1c) Kroppen min (2002)
53. Listen to Me Marlon (2015)
55. Louis Theroux: The Most Hated Family in America in Crisis (2011)
56. Man on Wire (2008)
17. More Than T (2017)
48. A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995)
26. Pornostjerne? (2007)
19. Pushwagner (2011)
36. Queerama (2017)
07. Real Vikings (2016)
54. Remembering the Man (2015)
24. Salesman (1969)
38. Searching for Sugar Man (2012)
13. Secret History of Comics (2017)
41. Senna (2010)
(s2a) Seven Up! (1964)
28. 7 Plus Seven (1970)
33. 21 Up (1977)
34. 28 Up (1984)
59. 35 Up (1991)
60. 42 Up (1998)
25. Shock Waves: 100 Years After the 1906 Earthquake (2006)
35. Sonja Henie: Queen of the Ice (1995)
44. Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001)
42. Stein & stjerner (1994)
50. Søsken til evig tid (2013)
51. Søsken til evig tid: Amerikareisa (2015)
23. Trondheimsreisen (2018)
22 (s1a) Who Hangs the Laundry? Washing, War and Electricity in Beirut (2002)
16. Wishful Drinking (2010)

Year
29. Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Grosstadt (1927)
(s2a) Seven Up! (1964)
24. Salesman (1969)
28. 7 Plus Seven (1970)
46. F for Fake (1973)
58. Hearts and Minds (1974)
22 (s1d) Den fine pelskåpa di (1977)
33. 21 Up (1977)
31. Before Stonewall (1984)
34. 28 Up (1984)
59. 35 Up (1991)
42. Stein & stjerner (1994)
48. A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995)
35. Sonja Henie: Queen of the Ice (1995)
18, En frusen dröm (1997)
60. 42 Up (1998)
14. American Movie (1999)
15. Family (2001)
44. Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001)
22 (s1b) Boogie Woogie Pappa (2002)
22 (s1c) Kroppen min (2002)
22 (s1a) Who Hangs the Laundry? Washing, War and Electricity in Beirut (2002)
27. Home of the Brave, Land of the Free (2004)
39. Grizzly Man (2005)
25. Shock Waves: 100 Years After the 1906 Earthquake (2006)
26. Pornostjerne? (2007)
43. Anvil: The Story of Anvil (2008)
37. Burma VJ: Reporter i et lukket land (2008)
57. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)
56. Man on Wire (2008)
40. Home (2009)
41. Senna (2010)
16. Wishful Drinking (2010)
30. Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)
55. Louis Theroux: The Most Hated Family in America in Crisis (2011)
19. Pushwagner (2011)
38. Searching for Sugar Man (2012)
47. F for Franco (2013)
50. Søsken til evig tid (2013)
20. Balletguttene (2014)
21. Bredo Greve - Filmrebell (2014)
49. Backstreet Girls: Tilbake til Muotathal (2015)
03. Being Canadian (2015)
53. Listen to Me Marlon (2015)
54. Remembering the Man (2015)
51. Søsken til evig tid: Amerikareisa (2015)
07. Real Vikings (2016)
01. The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017)
32. 50 Years Legal (2017)
45. Filmworker (2017)
17. More Than T (2017)
36. Queerama (2017)
13. Secret History of Comics (2017)
02. Bobby Robson: More Than a Manager (2018)
52. The Commodore Story (2018)
23. Trondheimsreisen (2018)

Off. lists
29. Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Grosstadt (1927) 11
46. F for Fake (1973) 10
24. Salesman (1969) 10
39. Grizzly Man (2005) 9
58. Hearts and Minds (1974) 6
(s2a) Seven Up! (1964) 5
34. 28 Up (1984) 5
14. American Movie (1999) 4
56. Man on Wire (2008) 4
53. Listen to Me Marlon (2015) 3
38. Searching for Sugar Man (2012) 3
41. Senna (2010) 3
60. 42 Up (1998) 3
43. Anvil: The Story of Anvil (2008) 2
48. A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995) 2
28. 7 Plus Seven (1970) 2
33. 21 Up (1977) 2
59. 35 Up (1991) 2
37. Burma VJ: Reporter i et lukket land (2008) 1
57. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008) 1
40. Home (2009) 1

Checks
56. Man on Wire (2008) 10 958
39. Grizzly Man (2005) 10 315
41. Senna (2010) 6 473
38. Searching for Sugar Man (2012) 5 222
57. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008) 4 982
46. F for Fake (1973) 3 550
43. Anvil: The Story of Anvil (2008) 3 405
14. American Movie (1999) 3 087
40. Home (2009) 2 900
(s2a) Seven Up! (1964) 2 229
34. 28 Up (1984) 1 879
33. 21 Up (1977) 1 831
28. 7 Plus Seven (1970) 1 653
24. Salesman (1969) 1 523
29. Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Grosstadt (1927) 1 447
59. 35 Up (1991) 1 314
44. Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001) 1 311
48. A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995) 1 260
60. 42 Up (1998) 1 256
58. Hearts and Minds (1974) 1 206
53. Listen to Me Marlon (2015) 565
55. Louis Theroux: The Most Hated Family in America in Crisis (2011) 468
37. Burma VJ: Reporter i et lukket land (2008) 320
30. Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011) 283
16. Wishful Drinking (2010) 131
19. Pushwagner (2011) 129
31. Before Stonewall (1984) 94
45. Filmworker (2017) 74
22 (s1c) Kroppen min (2002) 73
01. The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017) 57
50. Søsken til evig tid (2013) 29
20. Balletguttene (2014) 27
26. Pornostjerne? (2007) 26
03. Being Canadian (2015) 25
23. Trondheimsreisen (2018) 18
15. Family (2001) 16
18, En frusen dröm (1997) 14
36. Queerama (2017) 10
13. Secret History of Comics (2017) 7
21. Bredo Greve - Filmrebell (2014) 6
52. The Commodore Story (2018) 6
22 (s1d) Den fine pelskåpa di (1977) 4
54. Remembering the Man (2015) 4
02. Bobby Robson: More Than a Manager (2018) 3
47. F for Franco (2013) 2
32. 50 Years Legal (2017) 2
49. Backstreet Girls: Tilbake til Muotathal (2015) 1
22 (s1b) Boogie Woogie Pappa (2002) 1
17. More Than T (2017) 1
07. Real Vikings (2016) 1
25. Shock Waves: 100 Years After the 1906 Earthquake (2006) 1
35. Sonja Henie: Queen of the Ice (1995) 1
42. Stein & stjerner (1994) 1
51. Søsken til evig tid: Amerikareisa (2015) 1
27. Home of the Brave, Land of the Free (2004) 0
22 (s1a) Who Hangs the Laundry? Washing, War and Electricity in Beirut (2002) 0

!seen 60

User avatar
maxwelldeux
Donator
Posts: 6367
Joined: Jun 07, 2016
Location: Seattle-ish, WA, USA
Contact:

#399

Post by maxwelldeux » December 26th, 2018, 11:08 pm

We don't need no stinkin' fictionShow
"1. Manufactured Landscapes (2006)
2. Reel Injun (2009)
3. Lost Heroes (2014)
4. The Staircase e1: Crime or Accident? (2005)
5. Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story (2010)
6. The Staircase e2: Secrets and Lies (2005)
7. The Staircase e3: A Striking Coincidence (2005)
8. The Staircase e4: A Prosecution Theory (2005)
9. The Staircase e5: A Weak Case (2005)
10. The Staircase e6: The Prosecution's Revenge (2005)
11. Planet Earth II: Islands (2016)
12. Inside Hana's Suitcase (2009)
13. The Last Gladiators (2011)
14. Perfect Bid: The Contestant Who Knew Too Much (2017)
15. The Staircase e7: The Blowpoke Returns (2005)
16. The Staircase e8: The Verdict (2005)
17. The Staircase e9: Reopening the Case (2013)
18. The Staircase e10: The Last Chance (2013)
19. The Staircase e11: Looking for Closure (2018)
20. The Staircase e12: Between Anger and Despair (2018)
21. The Staircase e13: Flawed Justice (2018)
22. Woodstock (1970)
23. Warrendale (1967)
24. Waiting for Fidel (1974)
25. Watermark (2013)"
"26. Hunting Hitler: The Final Hunt Begins (2018)
27. Hunting Hitler: Clandestine Cache (2018)
28. When Jews Were Funny (2013)
29. Planet Earth II: Mountains (2016)
30. Being Canadian (2015)
31. My Millenial Life (2016)
32. Hunting Hitler: Nuclear Nazi Weapons (2018)
33. Hunting Hitler: 150 Feet Below (2018)
34. Hunting Hitler: Dead Drops (2018)
35. Man of Aran (1934)
36. Black Roots (1970)
37. I Am Another You (2017)
38. Planet Earth II: Jungles (2016)
""39. Shorts (61m):
San Pietro (1945, 32m)
Universe (1960, 29m)""
40. Anvil: The Story of Anvil (2008)
41. A Married Couple (1969)
42. Hunting Hitler: Lurking Beneath the Surface (2018)
43. Planet Earth II: Deserts (2016)
44. The Story of Film: Birth of the Cinema (2011)
45. Dying at Grace (2003)
46. Hunting Hitler: Target: United States (2018)
47. Hunting Hitler: Hitler's Last Will (2018)
48. Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015)
49. Stories We Tell (2012)
50. World War II in HD Colour: The Gathering Storm (2009)"
"51. World War II in HD Colour: The Lightning War (2009)
52. The Corporation (2003)
53. Indie Game: The Movie (2012)
54. World War II in HD Colour: Britain at Bay (2009)
""55. Shorts (60m):
Paul Tomkowicz: Street-railway Switchman (1954, 9m)
Rouli-roulant (1966, 16m)
I Am Twenty (1967, 17m)
The Battle of Midway (1942, 18m)""
56. Five Came Back: The Mission Begins (2017)
57. Five Came Back: Combat Zones (2017)
58. Five Came Back: The Price of Victory (2017)
59. Searching for Sugar Man (2012)
60. The Story of Film: The Hollywood Dream (2011)
61. World War II in HD Colour: Hitler Strikes East (2009)
""62. Shorts (61m):
City of Gold (1957, 22m)
Anything Can Happen (1995, 39m)""
63. The Story of Film: The Golden Age of World Cinema (2011)
64. Il Pianeta Azzurrro (1982)
65. Planet Earth II: Grasslands (2016)
66-69. Histoire(s) du cinema (1989)
70. The Coca-Cola Case (2009)
71. Vine of the Soul: Encounters with Ayahuasca (2010)
72. Secret History: Hitler of the Andes (2003)
73. Meet the Donors: Does Money Talk? (2016)
74. World War II in HD Color: Red Sun Rampant (2009)
75. World War II in HD Color: The Mediterranean and North Africa (2009)"
"76. The American Meme (2018)
77. Grass (1999)
78. The Creepy Line (2018)
79. A River's Last Chance (2017)
80. World War II in HD Colour: Turning the Tide (2009)
81. Planet Earth II: Cities (2016)
82. Cane Toads: An Unnatural History (1988)
83. The Story of Film: The Arrival of Sound (2011)
84. The Last Waltz (1978)
85. World War II in HD Colour: The Soviet Steamroller (2009)
""86-87. Shorts (121m):
21-87 (1964, 10m)
Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse (1940, 4m)
Precious Images (1986, 8m)
Marian Anderson: The Lincoln Memorial Concert (1939, 8m)
Winsor McCay, the Famous Cartoonist of the N.Y. Herald and His Moving Comics (1911, 7m)
Granton Trawler (1934, 11m)
Rain (1929, 14m)
Night Mail (1936, 25m)
Marijuana (1968, 34m)""
88. The Story of Film: Post-War Cinema (2011)
89. World War II in HD Colour: Overlord (2009)
90. Buying Sex (2013)
91. F For Fake (1973)
92. What is Cinema? (2013)
93. Dirty Money: Hard NOx (2018)
94. Stop Making Sense (1984)
95. In Whose Honor? (1997)
""96-98. Shorts (182m):
In the Street (1948, 16m)
The Crossroads Crash (1973, 10m)
Highball Highway (1963, 11m)
Alco-Beat (1965, 12m)
Should I Marry Outside My Faith? (1962, 30m)
The ABC's of Sex Education for Trainable Persons (1975, 20m)
Human Growth: Second Edition (1962, 20m)
I like Bikes… But (1978, 14m)
Marriage is a Partnership (1951, 16m)
It's Wonderful Being a Girl (1968, 17m)
The Talking Car (1969, 16m)""
99. Hitler Youth: The Nazi Child Army (2018)
100. Dirty Money: Payday (2018)"
101. Nostalgia for the Light (2010)
102. Hitler Youth: Child Army's Last Stand (2018)
103. Make Happy (2016)
104. Sink or Swim (1990)
105. Basic Training (1971)
106. American Greed: Hook, Line and Sucker/Maxfield Parish Art Heist (2007)
107. Joystick Warriors (2013)
108. World War II in HD Colour: Closing the Ring (2009)
109. Dirty Money: Drug Short (2018)
110. Four Feet Up (2009)
111. Warning: This Drug May Kill You (2017)
112. I Am Comic (2010)
113. Boom Bust Boom (2014)
114. An Apology to Elephants (2014)
115. The Vietnam War: déjà vu (1858-1961)
116. Beer Wars (2009)
117. Unseen (2016)
118. Rewind This! (2013)
119. Keepers of the Magic (2016) <-- 1st to check!

Double. This Canadian doc talks about cinematographers and what they do. Includes interviews with several well-known cinematographers sharing their insights about the profession and cinema in general. As a film novice, I was enthralled with this - it really helped open my eyes to a lot of the techniques and shot selection in cinematography. It included a lot of clips of famous scenes/films too. An enthusiastic recommend for anyone wanting an overview of cinematography. Available on Hulu.

120. Shoah (1985)

Double. I read OldAle1's review when I was about 3/4 of the way through it and still think it sums up the film and my reactions to it quite well. And I agree that it's hard to evaluate. My thoughts are that if you are only going to see one film about what people went through in the Holocaust, it should probably be Shoah. But if you're watching and gathering a lot of information about it, I'm not sure Shoah will provide all that much more info. There were aspects of it that were stunning (e.g., the leitmotif of trains, the slowness/stillness), but other aspects that drove me insane (e.g., how the translations/subtitles worked). Important and something I'm really happy to have seen, but probably not something I ever want to watch again.

[Pro tip: the Criterion disk has three other official checks from Lanzmann in the bonus features.]

User avatar
Simba63
Donator
Posts: 837
Joined: Sep 07, 2017
Location: USA
Contact:

#400

Post by Simba63 » December 27th, 2018, 1:14 am

18. Alt om min far (2002) - 5/10

Post Reply