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Post by 72allinncallme » August 16th, 2019, 4:22 pm

sol wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 10:49 am
Stats
I’m on a train and I’m bored so decided to do some stats from my list as well.

Number of official lists:
8 lists: 2 entries
7 lists: 1
6 lists: 8
5 lists: 15
4 lists: 25
3 lists: 36
2 lists: 74
1 list: 96
0 lists: 82

Countries with ten or more entries:
1. US 77
2. France 30
3. UK 26
4. Norway 24
5. Germany 14
6. Italy 13
7. Poland 13
8. India 10
9. Netherlands 10
the restShow
10. Australia (9
11. Czechoslovakia (9
12. Japan (9
13. Canada (8
14. Soviet Union (6
15. Spain (6
16. Sweden (6
17. Belgium (5
18. Finland (5
19. Hungary (5
20. Yugoslavia (5
21. China (4
22. Denmark (4
23. Greece (4
24. Hong Kong (4
25. Portugal (4
26. Czech Republic (3
27. Iran (3
28. Romania (3
29. Russia (3
30. Argentina (2
31. Brazil (2
32. Austria (1
33. Bosnia and Herzegovina (1
34. Bulgaria (1
35. Côte d'Ivoire (1
36. Croatia (1
37. Ireland (1
38. Israel (1
39. Mexico (1
40. New Zealand (1
41. Philippines (1
42. Senegal (1
43. Serbia and Montenegro (1
44. South Korea (1
45. Switzerland (1
46. Turkey (1

Decades:
18xxs: 1
1900s: 0
1910s: 5
1920s: 12
1930s: 10
1940s: 10
1950s: 39
1960s: 50
1970s: 37
1980s: 25
1990s: 47
2000s: 55
2010s: 51

Number of shorts (<40 min): 42/342
Number of documentaries: 65
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Post by albajos » August 16th, 2019, 5:21 pm

I never have official list on my list. Those movies already get enough exposure.

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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » August 16th, 2019, 7:22 pm

albajos wrote:
August 16th, 2019, 5:21 pm
I never have official list on my list. Those movies already get enough exposure.
It really depends on the film and the lists it's on and its position on those lists. Simply being official gives a film very minimal exposure if it's only on one list and a person isn't checking that list. Officialdom does three things in terms of encouraging viewing: 1) If it's on a list someone cares about then they'll see it 2) If it's on a lot of official lists, then additionally someone sorting by number of official lists may see it even if they don't look at the individual lists 3) if the film is notable in some other way that a person is already looking at the film (shortest/longest official checks, another list they're interested in, someone says hey check this film out) then the fact that it's official may encourage prioritization. Absent the above a film being official doesn't do much to increase visibility when there are 15000 official checks.

https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/srecna+nova+49/
This is official. It has 16 checks. I haven't seen it, I have no idea if it's good or not, but I've never heard of it and know nothing about it. I just picked it at random out of the thousands of films on 1 official list. Being on one official list has given it pretty much no exposure outside of a dozen people who actively look at the UNESCO list. If it is good and it got onto the 500<400 list the gain in exposure would be significant.

There are thousands of official checks that I have never heard of or stumbled upon in any meaningful way, and I've looked at all the lists.

On the other hand, I can understand your argument for something like https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/heremakono/
Which is relatively recent, has a good number of checks and is on 5 other official lists. Yeah being on 500<400 gives it some more exposure, but it's reasonable to say that most people who might be looking at this list would already have heard of it or have other ways of discovering it. I still think it merits inclusion if you think it's good enough, but I can understand people preferring to only list more obscure movies.

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Post by joachimt » August 16th, 2019, 7:41 pm

Well said, PA.
Some stats to support this:
I've checked 170 movies which have 25 checks or less, even though they are on at least 1 official list.
50 checks and less? Still rather obscure I think. I've got 434 of those!! Again, all of those are official checks.
I'm not voting for all of them, because I don't think all of those are good enough, but it would be weird to exclude them all just because they are already official. If I manage to get the ones I like on 500<400, they would get some more exposure, at least on this forum.
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Post by Ebbywebby » August 16th, 2019, 8:25 pm

joachimt wrote:
August 16th, 2019, 10:43 am
matthewscott8 wrote:
August 16th, 2019, 9:29 am
Are lists with over 6,000 titles that haven't been updated since 2014, and contain many ineligible titles allowed? Not that I am thinking about any in particular teehee.
If such a user compiles an anti-canon of 300 titles which is updated and only contains titles with less than 400 checks, I think we shouldn't allow a list of over 6000 titles. :whistling:
He seriously damages the value of the "Complete Poll Results" lists. I keep wondering if it would be more useful for polls to just document "All Films Receiving Two or More Votes" rather than the "Complete" vote. This would help get rid of inappropriate picks in general, such as short music videos, stand-up comedy, novelty animation shorts (curse you, David Firth!) and TV episodes.

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Post by Cocoa » August 16th, 2019, 9:35 pm

Ebbywebby wrote:
August 15th, 2019, 2:41 am
Just a reminder about a few ranking films from last year's poll that are right on the cusp of 400 checks. A few more watches and they'll become ineligible. And the eventual poll results will remain fresh a little longer, and you'll have a couple of extra decisions made for you.

Ljubavni slucaj ili tragedija sluzbenice P.T.T. 1967 — a.k.a. Love Affair; or The Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator -- 399 checks

This Land Is Mine 1943 -- 399 checks

Shônen 1969 — a.k.a. Boy -- 398 checks

The Belly of an Architect 1987 -- 397 checks

Salaam Cinema 1995 — a.k.a. Hello Cinema -- 397 checks

Ji-geum-eun-mat-go-geu-ddae-neun-teul-li-da 2015 — a.k.a. Right Now, Wrong Then -- 396 checks

Sadie Thompson 1928 -- 395 checks (finished #518)

Colloque de chiens 1977 — a.k.a. Dog's Dialogue -- 394 checks (short)

Brumes d'automne 1929 -- 389 checks (another short)

I'd watch Salaam Cinema myself, if I had a stream bookmarked.
I just watched P'tit Quinquin (2014). It's now at 387 checks. It was added to the The Criterion Channel a month or so ago, so for those that now have easy access to the film :whistling: Ljubavni slucaj ili tragedija sluzbenice P.T.T. (1967) is also on the same site.

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Post by Ebbywebby » August 16th, 2019, 9:44 pm

I doubt P'tit Quinquin has any shot of reaching 400 checks within five weeks.

I'd be happy if Switchboard Operator and/or Belly of an Architect reached 400, because I've seen both, don't remember them well and feel guilty about not knowing whether to rank them. I'm generally an enthusiastic fan of both directors. And I'd be happy if Dog's Dialogue reached 400, just because it's on my list and I'm always struggling to make my list smaller.

I saw Sadie Thompson just a few months ago. Had it DVR'ed from TCM.
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I've seen 170/500 of the current top 500. Yesterday, I went through the other 330 films (minus the films now >400) and reduced them to the films that sound personally interesting. Seventy films. It'd be nice to get through some substantial percentage of those before the deadline, but I'm not optimistic. Even 10/70 would be OK.

I know Amazon Prime has "Stevie" (2002).


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Post by filmbantha » August 17th, 2019, 8:30 am

Here is my updated ranked list for one of my favourite events on this forum: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls090717598/

Lots of great new additions to my nominations this year (and the first three below all fit the UK & <400 checks challenge). Here are my most notable favourites that are new to my list:

The Field - A superb drama about a feud over a prized patch of Irish farm land. My Review
Billy Budd - A thrilling tale of good versus evil set on tempestuous high seas. My Review
The Whisperers - A gripping study of dementia afflicting a lonely old lady. My Review
Experiment in Terror - With a villain purported to have influenced Hopper's character in Blue Velvet, this is an intense crime thriller featuring a breathtaking opening sequence. I was very close to picking this as a submission for the previous WC.

There has been a lot of excellent new horror/genre films that have slipped under the radar recently and have made my list, here are recommendations for those interested in the darker side of cinema:

Tigers are not afraid or Vuelven - A powerful tale of a Mexican drug cartel and their disturbing influence over orphaned children. A stunning amalgamation of horror, crime and fantasy.
Still/Born - A devastating horror about a new mother who loses a twin during childbirth and fears a demon is coming to take her remaining child. I'm rarely scared these days but this had some utterly terrifying scenes.
Freehold or Two Pigeons (fits UK/<400 checks challenge) - an inventive horror/black comedy where Javier Botet (The creepy tall/skinny guy made famous from his appearance in the attic in [REC]) plays a character out for revenge who sneaks into an estate agent's flat and makes his life a living hell. Streaming on Prime in UK
Errementari - A beautiful Basque historical horror with gorgeous production values about a blacksmith who keeps a devil in captivity until a young girl unwittingly releases it and literally unleashes hell - available on netflix
The Infinite Man - If you enjoy mind-bending films about time travel or time loops like Time Crimes, Triangle etc.. you should get a kick from this clever Australian Sci-fi/comedy - available on Prime
Bad Day for the Cut (fits UK/<400 checks challenge) - A bloody tale of revenge set in Belfast as a man sets out to find those responsible for his mother's murder

Finally, an extra push for some favourites of mine on zero lists that I would love to see crack the list:

El Incidente - A thought-provoking Mexican sci-fi with an enthralling concept involving time loops. My Review
Secuestrados - A brutal and shocking Spanish home invasion film - I can understand why this would not be to everyone's taste but the Director's decision to film the action in just twelve long takes makes for an incredibly intense viewing experience. My Review
What Richard Did (fits UK/<400 checks challenge) - I noticed that someone on the forum watched and favourited this recently in one of the challenge threads, pushing my hopes that Lenny Abrahamson's powerful Irish drama could make it if more people take an interest. My Review
Visitor of a Museum - Dead Man's Letters seems to be more revered on this forum but I prefer this haunting post-apocalpytic sci-fi by Lopushanskiy with some impressive set pieces inspired by his time working with Tarkovsky. My Review
LFO - A man discovers that he can hypnotise his neighbours with the use of sound waves in this imaginative Swedish sci-fi. My Review

Apologies for the overly long post and shameless self-promotion, I just love sharing my favourite obscure gems with others, and can't wait to see what great films I discover through other people's nominations this year. I enjoy searching through other people's lists and I'm always open to recommendations, particularly for films that are bleak/horrific/tragic. So feel free to send suggestions my way if you think you have anything that fits the bill and needs more support :)

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Post by sol » August 17th, 2019, 9:01 am

filmbantha wrote:
August 17th, 2019, 8:30 am
Here are my most notable favourites that are new to my list:

The Field - A superb drama about a feud over a prized patch of Irish farm land. My Review
Billy Budd - A thrilling tale of good versus evil set on tempestuous high seas. My Review
The Whisperers - A gripping study of dementia afflicting a lonely old lady. My Review
Experiment in Terror - With a villain purported to have influenced Hopper's character in Blue Velvet, this is an intense crime thriller featuring a breathtaking opening sequence. I was very close to picking this as a submission for the previous WC.

There has been a lot of excellent new horror/genre films that have slipped under the radar recently and have made my list, here are recommendations for those interested in the darker side of cinema:

The Infinite Man - If you enjoy mind-bending films about time travel or time loops like Time Crimes, Triangle etc.. you should get a kick from this clever Australian Sci-fi/comedy - available on Prime

Finally, an extra push for some favourites of mine on zero lists that I would love to see crack the list:

LFO - A man discovers that he can hypnotise his neighbours with the use of sound waves in this imaginative Swedish sci-fi.
I absolutely love each and every one of these films :wub: - all of which feature in my own 500<400 list. ;)
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Post by filmbantha » August 17th, 2019, 9:25 am

sol wrote:
August 17th, 2019, 9:01 am
I absolutely love each and every one of these films :wub: - all of which feature in my own 500<400 list. ;)
I feel like I may have discovered some of these through your recs in the past. Hope to see them all do well in this year's list :thumbsup:

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Post by Onderhond » August 17th, 2019, 10:52 am

https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/best ... onderhond/ (all ranked)

307/500, filtered from my top 500. It's hard to do recommends from a list that big, so I'll just link this post where I highlighed films that I think are ICM-forum safe and are in desparate need of some extra attention. Mostly post-Hou/Tsai Taiwanese cinema.

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Post by AB537 » August 17th, 2019, 4:28 pm

Sorry if this question has already been asked, but are films on the existing 500 < 400 list automatically nominated if they still have fewer than 400 checks?

I'm working on my list now, and will try to remember to filter out films with 400+ checks closer to the deadline.

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Post by joachimt » August 17th, 2019, 4:41 pm

AB537 wrote:
August 17th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Sorry if this question has already been asked, but are films on the existing 500 < 400 list automatically nominated if they still have fewer than 400 checks?
"Automatically nominated" doesn't exist in this poll. It's a poll in which a movie gets higher by getting more points from users. The points are determined by how high each user puts the movie on his ballot.
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Post by AB537 » August 17th, 2019, 5:20 pm

joachimt wrote:
August 17th, 2019, 4:41 pm
AB537 wrote:
August 17th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Sorry if this question has already been asked, but are films on the existing 500 < 400 list automatically nominated if they still have fewer than 400 checks?
"Automatically nominated" doesn't exist in this poll. It's a poll in which a movie gets higher by getting more points from users. The points are determined by how high each user puts the movie on his ballot.
Okay cool, thanks for the clarification. Definitely several films on the existing list I'll rank in that case.

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Post by hurluberlu » August 17th, 2019, 8:02 pm

My noms
First 116 ranked, rest unranked

My 2018 noms that are now >400 checksShow
The Terrorizers (1986)
The Horse Thief (1986)
Ajami (2009)
Election 2 (2006)
L'Humanité (1999)
Identification of a Woman (1982)
Four Nights of a Dreamer (1971)
Antonio das Mortes (1969)
The Goddess (1960)
The Lineup (1958)
Nightfall (1956)
Aniki Bóbó (1942)
Marius (1931)
The Story of the Fox (1937)
The Big Trail (1930)
Woman in the Moon (1929)
L'Argent (1928)
The Faithful Heart (1923)
My new 2019 nomsShow
Sound of the Mountain (1954)
Thanos and Despina (1967)
The Student (2016)
Crows (1994)
Radiance (II) (2017)
The Silence (1998)
Behemoth (2015)
Vechir na Ivana Kupala (1968)
In the Heat of the Sun (1994)
The Wild Boys (2017)
Picasso, the Legacy (2014)
It's Hard Being Loved by Jerks (2008)
Ashes and Snow (2005)
Close Encounters with Vilmos Zsigmond (2016)
Moonwalk One (1971)
A Man of Integrity (2017)
Where Does Your Hidden Smile Lie? (2001)
La morsure des dieux (2017)
Barbara (I) (2017)
Les Damnés (2016 TV Movie)
Ismael's Ghosts (2017)
Letters from War (2016)
Labyrinth of Dreams (1997)
Jane B. for Agnes V. (1988)
Illuminated Texts (1982)
Siberiade (1979)
La tête d'un homme (1933)
Love Is the Perfect Crime (2013)
Délits flagrants (1994)
L'homme qui répare les femmes: la colère d'Hippocrate (2015)
The Sound of Belgium (2012)
Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures (2016)
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Post by beasterne » August 18th, 2019, 2:15 pm

Don’t forget to consider films released on YouTube and other video platforms for your lists! There is a ton of creative stuff out there that we could recognize in a list like this.

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Post by outdoorcats » August 18th, 2019, 11:40 pm

Here's my list - the top 50 are ranked, the rest unranked.

Here's the top 25 if anyone's curious and hates clicking links to slow-loading IMDb lists as much as I do:

1. Hyenas (Djibril Diop Mambéty - 1992)
2. A Bloody Spear on Mount Fuji (Tomu Uchida - 1955)
3. Tange Sazen and the Pot Worth a Million Ryo (Sadao Yamanaka - 1935)
4. Evolution of a Filipino Family (Lav Diaz - 2004)
5. Take Care of My Cat (Jeong Jae-eun - 2001)
6. Punishment Island (Masahiro Shinoda - 1966)
7. The Witness (Péter Bacsó - 1969)
8. Silence (Masahiro Shinoda - 1971)
9. Le pont du Nord (Jacques Rivette - 1981)
10. Sleeping Sickness (Ulrich Köhler - 2011)

11. Siberiade (Andrey Konchalovskiy - 1979)
12. Valley of the Bees (Frantisek Vlácil - 1968)
13. Samba Traoré (Idrissa Ouedraogo - 1992)
14. How I Got Into an Argument... (My Sex Life) (Arnaud Desplechin - 1996)
15. Escape from Japan (Yoshishige Yoshida - 1964)
16. Don Juan (Jan Svankmajer - 1970)
17. Assassination (Masahiro Shinoda - 1964)
18. small roads (James Benning - 2011)
19. Mysterious Object at Noon (Apichatpong Weerasethakul - 2000)
20. Mountains May Depart (Jia Zhang-ke - 2015)

21. Sinbad (Zoltán Huszárik - 1971)
22. The Rape of the Vampire (Jean Rollin - 1968)
23. Ruhr (James Benning - 2009)
24. My Brother's Wedding (Charles Burnett - 1983)
25. L'ange (Patrick Bokanowski - 1982)

Happy to provide comments on any of these. Rape of the Vampire has no rape and is one of the most beautifully shot b&w films ever made.
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Post by maxwelldeux » August 18th, 2019, 11:50 pm

outdoorcats wrote:
August 18th, 2019, 11:40 pm
Here's my list - the top 50 are ranked, the rest unranked.
I think you copied the wrong URL there... that's a reply on this forum, not your list...

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Post by outdoorcats » August 19th, 2019, 12:07 am

Why...it's a meta joke...on the emptiness of my spirit in list-making...

yeah I messed the URL up

Thanks for the heads-up, should be fixed now :cheers:

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Post by cinewest » August 19th, 2019, 5:45 pm

Since we have over a month before lists are due, I thought I would profile / promote 40 from my list that didn't make the grade in last year's poll:

*My top 15 will be added at the next opportunity


Últimas imágenes del naufragio (1989), El Lado Oscuro del Corazon (1992)- While Hombre Mirando al Sudeste finally earned more than 400 checks, these 2 by Subiela have not

Delta (2008)- Brutal but amazing Christ like tale in the Hungarian outback.

V tumane (In The Fog, 2012)- A couple by Sergey Loznitsa snuck in last year, but this one also deserves a place

Travellers & Magicians (2003)- A magical tale from Bhutan.

Sehnsucht (2006)- folks here have discovered Grisebach with her latest work. Western, but this one is even better

Vengo (2000)- amazing film about a gypsy blood feud

Vazante (2017)- Have already plugged this take on Colonial Brazil in the hinterlands a few times, but its one of many post 1985 FL arthouse films that suffers from imdb voters

Wo bu shi Pan Jin Lian (I Am Not Madame Bovary 2016)- One of many interesting windows into modern China, and perhaps my film of the year so far for 2016

La face cachée de la lune (Far Side of the Moon, 2003)- Absolutely love this autobiographical fiction in mixed media by Robert Lepage

El botón de nácar (The pearl Button,2015)- outstanding documentary that is both a history of Chile and autobiography

Mùa hè chieu thang dung (Vertical Ray of the Sun, 2000)- A very poetic, beautiful portrait of 3 Vietnamese sisters

Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse (My Golden Days, 2015)- Not sure how or why this film by Desplechin has escaped notice, here, but it's one of my favorites from him

Dom Durakov (House of Fools, 2003), Ray (Paradise, 2016), Siberiada (1979)- 3 by Konchalovsky that all belong on the list

As I Lay Dying (2013)- James Franco's very good adaptation of Faulkner that has been unfairly maligned

Respiro (2002)- Absolutely love this Sicilian gem

La ville est tranquille (The Town is Quiet, 2000)- a hard-hitting cross between something by Haneke and something by PT Anderson

El violín (2005)- A story about the military squelching of an uprising among poor farmers in an unnamed Latin American country. Simple, stark, and brilliantly shot.

Jestem (I Am, 2005)- Another of Dorota Kedzierzawska's films was high on the list last time, and this is one of the best, most poignant films about street waifs I have seen

Beautiful People (1999)- comic tragic fall out from the Balkan war in London

À tout de suite (2004)- A very good modern day tribute to the French New Wave

Betrayal (1983)- An adaptation of one of Pinter's final works that is full of stellar performances and very smart writing (Mamet could only wish...)

Confidences trop intimes (Intimate Stories, 2004)- Perhaps my favorite film by Patrice Leconte. Something Rohmer fans might like

Carnages (2002)- Cross Bunuel with Altman and you might wind up with something like this
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Post by hurluberlu » August 19th, 2019, 6:07 pm

Ebbywebby wrote:
August 15th, 2019, 2:41 am
Just a reminder about a few ranking films from last year's poll that are right on the cusp of 400 checks. A few more watches and they'll become ineligible. And the eventual poll results will remain fresh a little longer, and you'll have a couple of extra decisions made for you.

Ljubavni slucaj ili tragedija sluzbenice P.T.T. 1967 — a.k.a. Love Affair; or The Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator -- 399 checks
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Post by Ebbywebby » August 19th, 2019, 8:02 pm

Ebbywebby wrote:
August 15th, 2019, 2:41 am
Just a reminder about a few ranking films from last year's poll that are right on the cusp of 400 checks. A few more watches and they'll become ineligible. And the eventual poll results will remain fresh a little longer, and you'll have a couple of extra decisions made for you.

Ljubavni slucaj ili tragedija sluzbenice P.T.T. 1967 — a.k.a. Love Affair; or The Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator -- 399 checks

This Land Is Mine 1943 -- 399 checks

Shônen 1969 — a.k.a. Boy -- 398 checks

The Belly of an Architect 1987 -- 397 checks

Salaam Cinema 1995 — a.k.a. Hello Cinema -- 397 checks

Ji-geum-eun-mat-go-geu-ddae-neun-teul-li-da 2015 — a.k.a. Right Now, Wrong Then -- 396 checks

Sadie Thompson 1928 -- 395 checks (finished #518)

Colloque de chiens 1977 — a.k.a. Dog's Dialogue -- 394 checks (short)

Brumes d'automne 1929 -- 389 checks (another short)
Switchboard Operator: 400 checks (now ineligible)

Shonen: now 399

Right Now, Wrong Then: now 397

Brumes d'automne: now 390

A few films from my own list that are on the cusp: Reflections in a Golden Eye (398), Mr. Freedom (397), Italianamerican (394), Pull My Daisy (393), Cowards Bend the Knee or The Blue Hands (392).


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Post by cinewest » August 20th, 2019, 4:26 am

Continuing from my post yesterday, here are some brief promos for my top 15 that weren't included in last year's results:

#!5 Enlightenment Guaranteed (Dorris Dorrie, 1999)- absolutely love this film about two very different brothers who end up travelling to, and getting lost in Tokyo. I can think of two other films by this underappreciated director that might also qualify, but this is probably my favorite.

#14 The Time That Remains (Sueliman, 2009)- Palestinian take on the conflict with Israel that is full of bitter humor and cinematic accomplishment

#13 I Served the King of Engliand (Menzel, 2006)- the rise and fall of a man who refuses to take sides during WW2. Comic tragedy seems to be a forte of East European countires, and this is one of my favorites

#12 The Wind Journeys (Ciro Guerra)- Before there was Embrace of the Serpent, there was this outstanding musical fable that deserves more recognition

#11 Jonah Who will be 25 in the year 2000 (Tanner, 1975)- I voted for several of this director's films, but this is the one that first turned me onto him

#10 Keyhole (Maddin, 2011)- I voted for several from this director, but this surreal dreamscape involving criminals holed up in a house mixed with Freudian fantasies definitely deserves more attention.

#9 La Guerre Est Finie (Resnais, 1966)- One of my favorites by Resnais, and somehow overlooked.

#8 Lamerica (Amelio, 1994)- The spiritual awakening of an immoral young businessman, and very appropos to our time

#7 Night Across The Street (Ruiz, 2012)- Lot's of Ruiz on the list, but for some reason his last is yet missing, though I think it is one of his best.

#6 Zhou Yu's Train (Sun Zhou, 2002)- Gong Li, Tony Leung, gorgeous cinematography, and though clearly inspired by Mood For Love, it has it's own interesting style and story

#5 Frozen (Chandrabubhusan, India, 2007)- This gorgeous film set in the Himalayas surprised the heck out of me, and deserves much more attention

#4 The White Meadows (Rasoulof, Iran, 2009)- This political fable got both the director and Jafar Panahi thrown in jail and banned from making films, and while many are familiar with films by both that have come since, this one deserves more attention

#3 The Perfect Circle (Kenovic, 1997)- I hear lot's of different films mentioned as the most tragic and powerful war film, but this Balkan tragedy hit me like a ton of bricks

#2 At The First Breath of Wind (Piavoli, 2002)- This filmmake has several on the list, but this poetic day in the life of an Italian farm and its inhabitants is probably my favorite of his.

#1 Cabeza de Vaca (Echevaria, Mexico, 1990)- Cinephiles extoll the virtues of Aguirre Wrath of God, and have even discovered the recent Embrace of the Serpent, but CdV is as outstanding as either in the way that it captures the tragedy of the Spanish conquest of the Americas, and it's based on the journals of a fascinating historical figure.

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Post by Jimi Antiloop » August 20th, 2019, 1:20 pm

My ranked list for this year.
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls063975527 or here on :ICM:

I still have some films on my shedule from last years inspiration. Now it's time to work on it.
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Post by Melvelet » August 20th, 2019, 5:48 pm

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls075488012/
Need to update but there's probably not a lot of new <400 films I've seen during the past year :/

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Post by Ivan0716 » August 20th, 2019, 10:03 pm

outdoorcats wrote:
August 18th, 2019, 11:40 pm
Rape of the Vampire has no rape and is one of the most beautifully shot b&w films ever made.
I think I'll check this out, I've seen a lot of Euro vampire films this year hoping to find one as impressive as Vampyros Lesbos but none even came close. :ermm:

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Post by outdoorcats » August 21st, 2019, 12:10 am

Hope you like it! Rollin's The Nude Vampire is gorgeous too. Both very dream-like films.

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Post by Nathan Treadway » August 21st, 2019, 9:36 am

Ebbywebby wrote:
August 19th, 2019, 8:02 pm
[Shônen 1969 — a.k.a. Boy -- 398 checks
Shonen: now 399
I just became the 400th on this one.

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Post by GruesomeTwosome » August 21st, 2019, 12:30 pm

Nathan Treadway wrote:
August 21st, 2019, 9:36 am
Ebbywebby wrote:
August 19th, 2019, 8:02 pm
[Shônen 1969 — a.k.a. Boy -- 398 checks
Shonen: now 399
I just became the 400th on this one.
M'kay, will remove it from my list now.
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Post by Jimi Antiloop » August 21st, 2019, 2:07 pm

Just some movies I really wonder they are not already over 400 checks.

Two Paul McGuigan films

The Acid House (1998) - trainspottingish setting somehow with a very unique style
https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/the+acid+house/
The Reckoning (2002) - atmospheric midage mystery, with grandious acting
https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/the+reckoning/


A german classic independent film.

23 (1998) - True story about the hacker Karl Koch, setted in the 80s. Still one of the best german movies.
https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/23/


Two very fundamental documentaries about food industrie. For basic conscious building.


We Feed the World (2005) - Overprduction of food.
https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/we+feed+the+world/
More Than Honey (2012) - Impressive insight view on the american bee farming.
https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/more+than+honey/


Very basic, what's going on behind the courtains documentary.

Zero Days (2016) - America-Iran relations - Favs/dislikes 26:0
https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/zero+days/
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Post by Ebbywebby » August 21st, 2019, 7:42 pm

Nathan Treadway wrote:
August 21st, 2019, 9:36 am
Ebbywebby wrote:
August 19th, 2019, 8:02 pm
[Shônen 1969 — a.k.a. Boy -- 398 checks
Shonen: now 399
I just became the 400th on this one.
Cool, thanks for the bulletin.

If anyone's curious to see what's on the cusp, go to https://beta.icheckmovies.com/movies?so ... s&page=246 "The Belly of an Architect" is at 399 now! And let's get "Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert" to 400 checks, because it's probably on Perception de Ambiguity's list.

Note that the "Knight Rider" TV series is at 399 checks, and the George Romero film "Knight Riders" is at 397. COSMIC, man.

This Land Is Mine 1943 -- 399 checks
The Belly of an Architect 1987 -- 399 checks

Salaam Cinema 1995 — a.k.a. Hello Cinema -- 398 checks

Ji-geum-eun-mat-go-geu-ddae-neun-teul-li-da 2015 — a.k.a. Right Now, Wrong Then -- 397 checks

Sadie Thompson 1928 -- 395 checks (finished #518)

Colloque de chiens 1977 — a.k.a. Dog's Dialogue -- 394 checks (short)

Brumes d'automne 1929 -- 391 checks (another short)

Some other notable cuspers:

399
The Baby 1973
Backbeat 1994
Blood Diner 1987
The Canal 2014
The Rose Tattoo 1955

398
Helpmates 1932
Les Oursins 1958 — a.k.a. Sea Urchins
Reflections in a Golden Eye 1967

397
The American Astronaut 2001
La Classe Americaine 1993
Friend Request 2016
Knightriders 1981
Mr. Freedom 1968
Ossos 1997
Le parapluie fantastique 1903 a.k.a Ten Ladies in One Umbrella
The Regeneration 1915
Run Silent Run Deep 1958
Shizukanaru kettô 1949 a.k.a The Quiet Duel
A Woman 1915

396
Calamari Union 1985 (on my watchlist)
Shut Up and Play the Hits 2012
Work 1915 a.k.a The Paperhanger

395
Bachelor Mother 1939
Charlotte Gray 2001
The Disorderly Orderly 1964
Godzilla vs. Monster Zero 1965

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Post by 1SO » August 22nd, 2019, 8:41 pm

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls070828557/

A major revision with 64 titles removed and 59 new titles added. I'll mess around with the order later because this will be Fully Ranked.
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