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3 Chiapas docus:
Corridos sin rostro
Zapatistas - Crónica de una Rebelión
Painting Without Permission
a war anime about submarines:
Chinmoku no Kantai
and that Putin documentary with 100 million views on YouTube

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Twist stars Michael Caine as a modern Fagin. It’s terrible but amazing leaping across London Roofs by the youngsters in the film. It also stars someone called Rita Ora who is some kind of singer apparently.
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I've gotten a few of the Sundance movies. Don't remember which ones, specifically. I know I had the first check on <i>CODA</i>, a film that will likely be quite popular even though I was heavily mixed on it.
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TV movie of "Turandot", Franco Corelli as Calaf.

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I added and received the first check on Sion Sono's instant cult classic Prisoners of the Ghostland.
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kongs_speech wrote: February 1st, 2021, 4:49 am I added and received the first check on Sion Sono's instant cult classic Prisoners of the Ghostland.
Man, I'm not even a Sono buff, but as an avid Cage maniac (with 60+ seen films) I envy you big time.
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Huge Sono fanboy here, seen all his movies. I also went on a Cage marathon recently just in preparation for this movie (50+movies seen!).
Hoping for someone to upload it somewhere. :folded:
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Added and checked the new Edgar Wright, The Sparks Brothers!
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kongs_speech wrote: February 1st, 2021, 3:38 pm Added and checked the new Edgar Wright, The Sparks Brothers!
Wait, he has another new film besides Last Night
in Soho?? Or is that one a short or doc or something?
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GruesomeTwosome wrote: February 1st, 2021, 4:13 pm Or is that one a short or doc or something?
It is. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8610436/
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Torgo wrote: February 1st, 2021, 4:16 pm
GruesomeTwosome wrote: February 1st, 2021, 4:13 pm Or is that one a short or doc or something?
It is. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8610436/
Aha, thanks for the info! Can’t say I’m interested in that, but definitely looking forward to Last Night in Soho.
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https://beta.icheckmovies.com/movies/12 ... rine+wheel

A substantial, arty item, presumably with plenty of appeal to this demographic...very surprised that I'm the first check. I've had the David Byrne soundtrack album for over 30 years and realized that I never saw the accompanying dance production. It's not marvelous -- the music (which I love) is far more compelling than the dance. It's difficult to decipher the narrative, but it essentially seems to be about strife within a nuclear family and their housekeeper. Pineapples are a recurring prop, seemingly representing the atomic bomb. Everyone's fighting over the pineapples. This doesn't seem to be the mere document of a live production, though almost all the material takes place on a raw stage.

Now that I've seen this, I kinda wish I could add it to my <50 ballot.
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Ebbywebby wrote: February 2nd, 2021, 10:27 am Now that I've seen this, I kinda wish I could add it to my <50 ballot.
.. realizing you're the only one who has seen it?
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Torgo wrote: February 3rd, 2021, 2:01 am
Ebbywebby wrote: February 2nd, 2021, 10:27 am Now that I've seen this, I kinda wish I could add it to my <50 ballot.
.. realizing you're the only one who has seen it?
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Well, I have few dreams of any of my choices landing in the top 250, so it's mostly about imagining what films I could push onto the "complete" poll list.
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Not exactly ontopic but I just checked a movie where the previous check was over 10 years ago! also made by a currently somewhat active forum member.
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https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/min ... nt+of+war/ - Was shared on The Advocate. Good animated short about a WWII vet's memory of an incident during an air raid, and how that incident affected his life. The film was made by his niece. Available on Vimeo.

https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/the+rain+of+paris/ - Watched it for the 1980 poll. Roger saw it first, but I was the first check. Available on Facebook.
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Menselijke Natuur en Ideale Maatschappij (1971)
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The Chomsky - Foucault Debate: Human Nature and the Ideal Society

though at least a million have apparently beat me to watching it
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Anna. The Woman Who Went to Fight ISIS
a 1hr+ docu made in 2019
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+a bunch of anarchist docus that Im not gonna mention some of which I added myself
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I'm well-aware of a pattern of my least common checks being skewed toward music, but I'm astounded that this site has been around for 12-ish years and I'm the very first one to check the early Bee Gees movie "Cucumber Castle" (1970). It's like their "Magical Mystery Tour" in theory. But the quirky thing is that Robin had quit the group at the time, so only Barry and Maurice appear. It's a medieval-knight fantasy, where Barry and Maurice are prince brothers whose dying father (the excruciating Frankie Howerd) has recently divided his kingdom in two and given half to each brother. But the story goes nowhere, and the humor is horribly broad. It's literally on the level of, whoops, I leaned too far back in my chair and fell over. And even the songs aren't so good. Teen-idol singer Lulu (then Maurice's wife) also appears to sing two songs, including S&G's "Mrs. Robinson" (which really makes no sense at all in context of the story). Still, it's an interesting pop-culture curio.

The film is casually available on YouTube. Just 55 minutes.
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I've gotten a couple of first checks lately on avant-garde shorts, but I don't remember which ones and I don't feel like it's worth looking up. I'll never have another one as impressive as CODA or Malcolm and Marie.
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kongs_speech wrote: March 5th, 2021, 11:40 pm I've gotten a couple of first checks lately on avant-garde shorts, but I don't remember which ones and I don't feel like it's worth looking up. I'll never have another one as impressive as CODA or Malcolm and Marie.
Your history says you're the only check for 31 films, but of course there may be a few others where you were first and others followed.

Also, I think I'm going to watch your "Mixed-Double," just because it sounds cool and is from my favored era.:)
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Ebbywebby wrote: March 6th, 2021, 12:32 am
kongs_speech wrote: March 5th, 2021, 11:40 pm I've gotten a couple of first checks lately on avant-garde shorts, but I don't remember which ones and I don't feel like it's worth looking up. I'll never have another one as impressive as CODA or Malcolm and Marie.
Your history says you're the only check for 31 films, but of course there may be a few others where you were first and others followed.

Also, I think I'm going to watch your "Mixed-Double," just because it sounds cool and is from my favored era.:)
I think I might also be the first check on One Night in Miami, but I'm less sure about that one. If so, now that it's going to be a Criterion film, that's a cool accomplishment.

Hope you enjoy Mixed-Double! I thought it was very cool.
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Ebbywebby wrote: March 5th, 2021, 11:30 pm I'm well-aware of a pattern of my least common checks being skewed toward music, but I'm astounded that this site has been around for 12-ish years and I'm the very first one to check the early Bee Gees movie "Cucumber Castle" (1970). It's like their "Magical Mystery Tour" in theory. But the quirky thing is that Robin had quit the group at the time, so only Barry and Maurice appear. It's a medieval-knight fantasy, where Barry and Maurice are prince brothers whose dying father (the excruciating Frankie Howerd) has recently divided his kingdom in two and given half to each brother. But the story goes nowhere, and the humor is horribly broad. It's literally on the level of, whoops, I leaned too far back in my chair and fell over. And even the songs aren't so good. Teen-idol singer Lulu (then Maurice's wife) also appears to sing two songs, including S&G's "Mrs. Robinson" (which really makes no sense at all in context of the story). Still, it's an interesting pop-culture curio.

The film is casually available on YouTube. Just 55 minutes.
This sounds indeed highly curious! IMDb also lists Eric Clapton and Vincent Price, making it even stranger.
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Torgo wrote: March 6th, 2021, 1:43 am
Ebbywebby wrote: March 5th, 2021, 11:30 pm I'm well-aware of a pattern of my least common checks being skewed toward music, but I'm astounded that this site has been around for 12-ish years and I'm the very first one to check the early Bee Gees movie "Cucumber Castle" (1970). It's like their "Magical Mystery Tour" in theory. But the quirky thing is that Robin had quit the group at the time, so only Barry and Maurice appear. It's a medieval-knight fantasy, where Barry and Maurice are prince brothers whose dying father (the excruciating Frankie Howerd) has recently divided his kingdom in two and given half to each brother. But the story goes nowhere, and the humor is horribly broad. It's literally on the level of, whoops, I leaned too far back in my chair and fell over. And even the songs aren't so good. Teen-idol singer Lulu (then Maurice's wife) also appears to sing two songs, including S&G's "Mrs. Robinson" (which really makes no sense at all in context of the story). Still, it's an interesting pop-culture curio.

The film is casually available on YouTube. Just 55 minutes.
This sounds indeed highly curious! IMDb also lists Eric Clapton and Vincent Price, making it even stranger.
No one in the film can act except Price, yet Price is in the film for, like, 10 seconds. I guess that's all he was willing to do.

Clapton is only in the film because there's an inserted clip of Blind Faith playing "Well All Right" at a large outdoor show somewhere.

Eleanor Bron also has a minor role, and she was in "Help!" So there's a direct Beatles connection.

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https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/ish ... s+to+life/ - Amit Dutta experimental short from his Mubi retrospective.
https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/the ... tree+fell/ - ditto, but this one was boring.

https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/next+level+shit/ - gay comedy short available online. Probably won't care for it unless you've done "butt stuff" before. The title is to be taken figuratively and literally - nothing graphic, but be forewarned. I thought it was hilarious, though.

https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/meatoo/ - queer short from one of the Boys on Film compilations. I had to add it to imdb myself.

https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/frei+bonifacio/ - silent Portuguese short that was recently restored, available to view online here. The Cinemateca Portuguesa is screening a bunch of recently restored films, apparently for a limited time only, but I imagine most will make their way to private trackers eventually.
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https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/balada+v+dreve/

Watched it several years ago, but just added it to IMDb and iCM.
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joachimt wrote: March 6th, 2021, 8:33 am https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/balada+v+dreve/

Watched it several years ago, but just added it to IMDb and iCM.
Same here:
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https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/odosobneni/
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