mightysparks wrote: ↑
July 3rd, 2020, 12:15 am
filmbantha wrote: ↑
July 2nd, 2020, 8:52 pm
Lakigigar wrote: ↑
July 2nd, 2020, 7:46 pm
Doesn't mean by the way that i don't respect everyone's film taste or the work the organisator does. At the contrary. We're are only 50 movies far in the list, and I know from previous editions, the start is always sluggish, but than it gets better. The problem however with the 2010's list, and what I especially notice is that this is a community that recommends movies, but movies that are less recommended or unknown are often forgetten, partly because they don't have official checks or a well known director behind them. Maybe the problem is time, that many people (incl. me in the latter years) have watched too few movies, and than resort to what we know what we will like, and in this case our community resorts to official movies or movies with a Polanski or Almodovar as director as an example. And a second problem is that the community lacks variety in users. It has a great active user base, which i like about ICM, because we're able to create great forum lists because of that, but we lack users that like genre flicks or mainstream stuff, something we don't see on Moviemeter where we have both those groups and are able to create a very balanced list. I would even argue on Moviemeter, there are too few classic movie lovers, so it's not perfect either, definitely not. Joachimt will acknowledge that.
I'm afraid many of the titles that i haven't seen (and i did add them to the watchlist) are just not for me, or true recommendations for me and that's a little disappointing, while small foreign-language movies that i like fail to make a breakthrough because it is fighting against those overrepresented deep arthouse movies, but that's just my humble opinion and someone else will be able to get so much more out of this list.
I've had a look through your submitted list and we have a lot of crossover, it's great to see films like It Follows, The Guest and Why Don't You Play in Hell? on your list, and i think you might find some films that peak your interest on my list that are unlikely to make the cut here. I am a huge horror/sci-fi fan although many of the films I have enjoyed in these genres haven't made it to my list by virtue of not being considered favourites, that's not to say they aren't also worth seeking out but I can be quite critical when it comes to the genres I love, perhaps due to the large volume of films which I watch from these genres. If you are seeking horror/sci-fi films then I would love to know more about what it is you are after so I could try and help with some specific recommendations
Also, I'm really enjoying the list reveals so far, thanks to lonewolf for all the work in putting this together
The sad lonely existence of the genre fan... The lack of genre representation in lists (in general) is what sparked me to create TSZDT so I also find it really frustrating, but these lists are still fun and I like this community’s taste more than any other film community so I still find it good for recommendations of other types of films.
Even the horror top list is saturated with arthouse cinema ironically. But I agree that the taste of this film community is still better than most other communities, especially the IMDb one. I don't understand why the Twilight movies get a rating of 5 and below, while some of Marvel's movies are in the top 100 of all-time cinema. I mean it's heavily tilted towards what males like, and hypes. Small gems are harder to discover on IMDb or Reddit for example. But Moviemeter has a great community and is imo the best community because it has such a varied community when creating their top 1000. That's why i like their top 1000 more than the top 1000 here, because it's so tilted towards recent cinema, while i also watch mostly or even solely movies from the last 30 years, and especially 10 years. One day, i'll explore older cinema, because i'm sure it has it's great's movies, but my interest is less there, and i also am behind on tv series as well. And what i think is great about this community though is the organization capacity, all the people organizing stuff and putting so much time in all that work.
I'm now preparing for the ICM top 1000 and the MM top 1000 next year, watching more great movies and must-see movies, to make my list as good as possible. I didn't participate this year because of my depression, and my movie dip.
TSZDT is one of my favourite official lists, will certainly work on it, but it is also heavily oriented towards older horror cinema, but i seem to like older horror movies as well, contrary to other genres, where i only like newer cinema mostly.