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The Official Unofficial Challenge (november 2019)

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Post by PUNQ » December 1st, 2019, 6:50 am

Productive month thanks to a Unofficial challenge, which is the type of movie I mostly watch. Between this and the Noir challenge I watched well over 200 movies for these challenges. December won't be that productive, but I'll see if I can find something to do there too as I properly crack open what else under the radar 1945 had to offer.


151. The House of Fear (1945, Roy William Neill) - 7/10
--- I love Sherlock Holmes and this was a fun one. Haunting and amusing at the same time as people at castle gets knocked-off one-by-one. Visually excellent, Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce are the quintessential Holmes & Watson and they make these murder mysteries snappy. The House of Fear (1945) is like all the rest in their series. Highly entertaining!


152. Allotment Wives (1945, William Nigh) - 5/10
--- Monogram showing some muscle making this one. For one, they had Kay Francis under contract. Sure it was towards the end of her career, but she wasn't as washed-up as many other were after the war. And she put on a strong performance here as a ruthless syndicate boss. Her partner in crime was Otto Kruger, and you know that'll work for the bad guy side. Would probable been too much had they added Paul Kelly to that line-up, as he's most effective as a baddie too, but we have him on the good side in this one. The effect, feeling like one was watching a good B-picture from one of the big studios, not poverty row where Monogram mostly dwelled.


153. Dick Tracy (1945, William Berke) - 5/10
--- From the 1930s to the 1950s, the face of Dick Tracy was Ralph Byrd. However Morgan Conway stepped in for a couple of pictures in 1945-46. His career climax, yet he was only serviceable in the role. RKO's first feature in the franchise was a easy fun time. Tight enough action flick of the B-variety with a credible looking villain in former pro-wrestler Mike Mazurki with a lovely scar added on. Exactly what you'd expect from a serial, except they formatted it in form of a hour long feature.


154. The Fatal Witness (1945, Lesley Selander) - 4/10
--- Trying to breakdown a murderer. They go a little too direct at the slimy bastard, and the solution was a little ludicrous. At least they didn't beat around the bush and brought a light thrill.


155. Midnight Manhunt (1945, William C. Thomas) - 3/10
--- Felt like a flashback to mystery movies 10-15 years earlier. Rough on all levels. Some potential in the dark, but ultimately there wasn't enough care done to Midnight Manhunt (1945) to make any of it memorable, even with the likable actors in it.


156. The Strange Mr. Gregory (1945, Phil Rosen) - 5/10
--- Edmund Lowe might have taken a break from Hollywood after The Strange Mr. Gregory (1945), but he showed he still had it in him. A haunting death scheme with a mysterious magician almost hypnotizing the viewer. Solid B-picture.


157. The Brighton Strangler (1945, Max Nosseck) - 6/10
--- John Loder plays an actor who had starred in a successful stage play about The Brighton Strangler (1945). He decides he needs a break from the role, but while traveling gets a knock on the head and becomes The Brighton Strangler! Enchanting little killer story. Dark atmosphere and nice unsuspecting people in a serial killer's claws. Worked very well. Loved the applause twist!

PS: Oh, and this was the final film that featured Gilbert Emery before he died at the age of 70. He was one of the earliest grand old British gentlemen in Hollywood at the dawn of talking pictures. Got a few leads early on before he became a regular character actor.


158. Sensation Hunters (1945, Christy Cabanne) - 3/10
--- Sensation Hunters (1945) finally had something sensational going for it the final 30 seconds. But those 30 seconds were not enough to save us from the hour of boredom which came before it.


159. The Tiger Woman (1945, Philip Ford) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
--- A cheap crime flick from Republic Pictures. Not to be confused with the serial of the same name which came out the previous year, in 1944, which it has nothing to do with this one, also from Republic Pictures! Didn't they have people in the office keeping control of titles and stuff?!

It's a very talky crime flick. Economic for the studio that way. So don't go expecting a great cinematic experience with this B-movie, but Kane Richmond smooth tough guy talking managed to elevate the pedestrian experience some. Adele Mara had her moments too.


160. The Tiger Woman (1944, Spencer Gordon Bennet & Wallace Grissell) - 4/10
--- Republic Pictures brings their serial into the jungle for their oil. Except there is a white jungle queen (Linda Stirling) protecting the valuables. Solid action at times, but hardly the most creative or amazing 12-episodes you'll ever see, but Allan Lane did alright as the hero. Not to be confused by Republic's own crime drama also called The Tiger Woman, released a year later.

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1. It Happened One Sunday (1944, Karel Lamac) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
2. Crazy Knights (1944, William Beaudine) - 3/10
3. Murder in the Blue Room (1944, Leslie Goodwins) - 4/10
4. The Falcon in Mexico (1944, William Berke) - 4/10
5. The Falcon in Hollywood (1944, Gordon Douglas) - 5/10
6. Up in Mabel's Room (1944, Allan Dwan) - 6/10
7. 3 Men in White (1944, Willis Goldbeck) - 5/10
8. Casanova in Burlesque (1944, Leslie Goodwins) - 4/10
9. Casanova Brown (1944, Sam Wood) - 5/10
10. La dame masquée (1924, Viktor Tourjansky) - 4/10
11. Nattliga toner [Night Music] (1918, Georg af Klercker) - 3/10
12. Mordets melodi [Murder Melody] (1944, Bodil Ipsen) - 4/10
13. A Night of Magic (1944, Herbert Wynne) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
14. Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1944, Arthur Lubin) - 7/10
15. Youth Aflame (1944, Elmer Clifton) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
16. Delinquent Daughters (1944, Albert Herman) - 2/10
17. Nothing But Trouble (1944, Sam Taylor) - 4/10
18. Seven Doors to Death (1944, Elmer Clifton) - 3/10
19. Shake Hands with Murder (1944, Albert Herman) - 4/10
20. Knickerbocker Holiday (1944, Harry Joe Brown) - 4/10
21. The Princess and the Pirate (1944, David Butler & Sidney Lanfield) - 6/10
22. The Heavenly Body (1944, Alexander Hall & Vincente Minnelli) - 5/10
23. Show Business (1944, Edwin L. Marin) - 4/10
24. Mr. Emmanuel (1944, Harold French) - 5/10
25. Give Us the Moon (1944, Val Guest) - 4/10
26. The Halfway House (1944, Basil Dearden & Alberto Cavalcanti) - 6/10
27. The Hairy Ape (1944, Alfred Santell) - 5/10
28. Don't Take It to Heart (1944, Jeffrey Dell) - 6/10
29. Brazil (1944, Joseph Santley) - 5/10
30. The Impostor (1944, Julien Duvivier) - 4/10
31. Thrill of Youth (1932, Richard Thorpe) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
32. No Marriage Ties (1933, J. Walter Ruben) - 5/10
33. Irish Eyes Are Smiling (1944, Gregory Ratoff) - 6/10
34. Maisie Goes to Reno (1944, Harry Beaumont) - 6/10
35. Blackmailer (1936, Gordon Wiles) - 4/10
36. All Women Have Secrets (1939, Kurt Neumann) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
37. Death of a Champion (1939, Robert Florey) - 4/10
38. Men of the Timberland (1941, John Rawlins) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
39. Mutiny in the Arctic (1941, John Rawlins) - 3/10
40. The Impatient Years (1944, Irving Cummings) - 5/10
41. Lost in a Harem (1944, Charles Reisner) - 6/10
42. Once Upon a Time (1944, Alexander Hall) - 4/10
43. The Climax (1944, George Waggner) - 5/10
44. Something for the Boys (1944, Lewis Seiler) - 5/10
45. Step Lively (1944, Tim Whelan) - 4/10
46. Dangerous Passage (1944, William Berke) - 3/10
47. The Girl Who Dared (1944, Howard Bretherton) - 5/10
48. Dark Mountain (1944, William Berke) - 4/10
49. Rogues Gallery (1944, Albert Herman) - 3/10
50. Port of 40 Thieves (1944, John English) - 4/10
51. Leave It to the Irish (1944, William Beaudine) - 4/10
52. Atlantic City (1944, Ray McCarey) - 4/10
53. Timber Queen (1944, Frank McDonald) - 3/10
54. Machine Gun Mama (1944, Harold Young) - 2/10
55. Sensations of 1945 (1944, Andrew L. Stone) - 4/10
56. Now It Can Be Told (1944, Teddy Baird) - 5/10
57. I'll Be Seeing You (1944, William Dieterle & George Cukor) - 6/10
58. Till We Meet Again (1944, Frank Borzage) - 6/10
59. Hotel Reserve (1944, Lance Comfort, Mutz Greenbaum & Victor Hanbury) - 5/10
60. Time Flies (1944, Walter Forde) - 4/10
61. Lady, Let's Dance (1944, Frank Woodruff) - 4/10
62. Candles at Nine (1944, John Harlow) - 5/10
63. The Scarlet Claw (1944, Roy William Neill) - 7/10
64. The Pearl of Death (1944, Roy William Neill) - 7/10
65. The Last Ride (1944, D. Ross Lederman) - 4/10
66. Sunday Dinner for a Soldier (1944, Lloyd Bacon) - 5/10
67. San Diego I Love You (1944, Reginald Le Borg) - 5/10
68. Cry of the Werewolf (1944, Henry Levin) - 4/10
69. Million Dollar Kid (1944, Wallace Fox) - 4/10
70. Secrets of Scotland Yard (1944, George Blair) - 3/10
71. Blonde Fever (1944, Richard Whorf) - 4/10
72. I Accuse My Parents (1944, Sam Newfield) - 2/10
73. Thundering Gun Slingers (1944, Sam Newfield) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
74. The Drifter (1944, Sam Newfield) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
75. Sweethearts of the U.S.A. (1944, Lewis D. Collins) - 3/10
76. Greenwich Village (1944, Walter Lang) - 4/10
77. Tomorrow, the World! (1944, Leslie Fenton) - 5/10
78. And Now Tomorrow (1944, Irving Pichel) - 4/10
79. The Great Mike (1944, Wallace Fox) - 4/10
80. Make Your Own Bed (1944, Peter Godfrey) - 4/10
81. Heavenly Days (1944, Howard Estabrook) - 5/10
82. Crime by Night (1944, William Clemens) - 4/10
83. Detective Kitty O'Day (1944, William Beaudine) - 4/10
84. Return of the Ape Man (1944, Phil Rosen) - 3/10
85. The Soul of a Monster (1944, Will Jason) - 3/10
86. Carolina Blues (1944, Leigh Jason) - 4/10
87. The Great Moment (1944, Preston Sturges) - 5/10
88. Tabaluga [Ice Princess Lily] (2018, Sven Unterwaldt Jr.) - 3/10
89. It Happened Tomorrow (1944, René Clair) - 6/10
90. Bride by Mistake (1944, Richard Wallace) - 4/10
91. Abroad with Two Yanks (1944, Allan Dwan) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
92. Practically Yours (1944, Mitchell Leisen) - 5/10
93. Western Approaches (1944, Pat Jackson) - 6/10 - FIRST CHECK!
94. Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019, James Bobin) - 5/10
95. Lady and the Tramp (2019, Charlie Bean) - 4/10
96. Our Hearts Were Young and Gay (1944, Lewis Allen) - 5/10
97. Papa wa Warumono Champion [My Dad Is a Heel Wrestler] (2018, Kyôhei Fujimura) - 6/10 - FIRST CHECK!
98. Strange Affair (1944, Alfred E. Green) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
99. Mr. Winkle Goes to War (1944, Alfred E. Green) - 6/10100. Nine Girls (1944, Leigh Jason) - 4/10
101. Tawny Pipit (1944, Bernard Miles & Charles Saunders) - 5/10
102. Her Primitive Man (1944, Charles Lamont) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
103. Hey, Rookie (1944, Charles Barton) - 3/10
104. Enter Arsene Lupin (1944, Ford Beebe) - 5/10
105. Hi, Good Lookin'! (1944, Edward C. Lilley) - 4/10
106. Action in Arabia (1944, Léonide Moguy) - 6/10
107. Sweet and Low-Down (1944, Archie Mayo) - 5/10
108. Trocadero (1944, William Nigh) - 4/10
109. Tampico (1944, Lothar Mendes) - 5/10
110. The Racket Man (1944, D. Ross Lederman) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
111. Gypsy Wildcat (1944, Roy William Neill) - 6/10 - FIRST CHECK!
112. Marine Raiders (1944, Harold D. Schuster) - 4/10
113. The Navy Way (1944, William Berke) - 4/10
114. They Came to a City (1944, Basil Dearden) - 5/10
115. Of One Blood (1944, Spencer Williams) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
116. Pardon My Rhythm (1944, Felix E. Feist) - 4/10
117. One Body Too Many (1944, Frank McDonald) - 5/10
118. The Hour Before the Dawn (1944, Frank Tuttle) - 5/10
119. My Pal Wolf (1944, Alfred L. Werker) - 5/10
120. Swing Hostess (1944, Sam Newfield) - 3/10
121. The Town Went Wild (1944, Ralph Murphy) - 4/10
122. A Fig Leaf for Eve (1944, Don Brodie) - 3/10
123. Bees in Paradise (1944, Val Guest) - 5/10
124. Babes on Swing Street (1944, Edward C. Lilley) - 4/10
125. Nabonga (1944, Sam Newfield) - 4/10
126. One Exciting Night (1944, Walter Forde) - 4/10
127. Cobra Woman (1944, Robert Siodmak) - 6/10
128. The Monster Maker (1944, Sam Newfield) - 4/10
129. My Buddy (1944, Steve Sekely) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
130. Roger Touhy, Gangster (1944, Robert Florey) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
131. Dixie Jamboree (1944, Christy Cabanne) - 4/10
132. In Society (1944, Jean Yarbrough & Erle C. Kenton) - 6/10
133. Men on Her Mind (1944, Wallace Fox) - 3/10
134. The Contender (1944, Sam Newfield) - 3/10
135. Klaus (2019, Sergio Pablos) - 7/10
136. Youth Runs Wild (1944, Mark Robson) - 2/10
137. The Missing Juror (1944, Budd Boetticher) - 5/10
138. Address Unknown (1944, William Cameron Menzies) - 6/10
139. One Mysterious Night (1944, Budd Boetticher) - 4/10
140. The Falcon in San Francisco (1945, Joseph H. Lewis) - 5/10
141. Confidential Agent (1945, Herman Shumlin) - 7/10
142. Dangerous Intruder (1945, Vernon Keays) - 3/10
143. The Man in Half Moon Street (1945, Ralph Murphy) - 4/10
144. Boston Blackie Booked on Suspicion (1945, Arthur Dreifuss) - 4/10
145. Boston Blackie's Rendezvous (1945, Arthur Dreifuss) - 5/10
146. Pillow of Death (1945, Wallace Fox) - 5/10
147. Crime, Inc. (1945, Lew Landers) - 4/10
148. Main Street After Dark (1945, Edward L. Cahn) - 3/10
149. Pink String and Sealing Wax (1945, Robert Hamer) - 6/10
150. The Phantom of 42nd Street (1945, Albert Herman) - 4/10
151. The House of Fear (1945, Roy William Neill) - 7/10
152. Allotment Wives (1945, William Nigh) - 5/10
153. Dick Tracy (1945, William Berke) - 5/10
154. The Fatal Witness (1945, Lesley Selander) - 4/10
155. Midnight Manhunt (1945, William C. Thomas) - 3/10
156. The Strange Mr. Gregory (1945, Phil Rosen) - 5/10
157. The Brighton Strangler (1945, Max Nosseck) - 6/10
158. Sensation Hunters (1945, Christy Cabanne) - 3/10
159. The Tiger Woman (1945, Philip Ford) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
160. The Tiger Woman (1944, Spencer Gordon Bennet & Wallace Grissell) - 4/10

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Post by jeroeno » December 1st, 2019, 7:17 am

Sorry, found one more. I was sure this would've been official by now but it's not so here is my final one:
39. Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)

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Post by sebby » December 1st, 2019, 9:42 am

29 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)
30 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019)
31 Borg vs. McEnroe (2017)


SpoilerShow
01 The Lighthouse (2019)
02 Thoroughbreds (2017)
03 T.R. Baskin (1971)
04 Side Effects (2013)
05 Echo (1964)
06 300 Miles to Heaven (1989)
07 Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)
08 The Brink's Job (1978)
09 Unsane (2018)
10 A Hard Day (2014)
11 Korczak (1990)
12 The Cage Fighter (2017)
13 Slither (1973)
14 Seize the Day (1986)
15 Where the Buffalo Roam (1980)
16 The Unknown Girl (2016)
17 Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015)
18 Time Trap (2017)
19 Everybody's Fine (2009)
20 The Game Changers (2018)
21 Tell Me Who I Am (2019)
22 Five Feet Apart (2019)
23 Unbelievable (2019)
24 Changeling (2008)
25 Valley Uprising (2014)
26 The Knight Before Christmas (2019)
27 Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator (2019)
28 The Irishman (2019)
29 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)
30 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019)
31 Borg vs. McEnroe (2017)

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Post by ororama » December 1st, 2019, 1:56 pm

14. The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977) * 83 min.
15. Playing with Fire (2019) * 96 min.
16. Arjun Suravaram (2019) * 143 min.
17. Dr. Jack (1922) * 59 min.

Of the 17 movies on my list, Dr. Jack was easily the best. It should be on an official list.

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1. Isa Pa with Feelings (2019) * 102 min.
2. Jojo Rabbit (2019) * 108 min.
3. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) * 119 min.
4. Last Christmas (2019) * 102 min.
5. Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies (2016) * 77 min.
6. Housefull (2010) * 144 min.
7. The Passion of Martin (1991) * 49 min.
8. The Kingmaker (2019) * 101 min.
9. Ju No-myeong BakeryLove Bakery (2000) * 106 min.
10. Clerks II (2006) * 97 min.
11. Citizen Ruth (1996) * 106 min.
12. 21 Bridges (2019) * 99 min.
13. Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) * 128 min.

*First time viewing.

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Post by burneyfan » December 1st, 2019, 2:52 pm

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01. You Said a Mouthful -- Bacon, 1932.
02. Hips, Hips, Hooray! -- Sandrich, 1934.
03. Thrill Hunter -- Seitz, 1933.
04. The Monocled Mutineer -- O'Brien, 1986.
05. Eva tropí hlouposti a.k.a. Eva Fools Around -- Fric, 1939.
06. Orochi a.k.a. Serpent -- Futagawa, 1925.
07. Kong Fuzi a.k.a. Confucius -- Fei, 1940.
08. The Appointment -- Vickers, 1981.
09. Forbidden -- G. King, 1949.
10. Anna Karenina -- Zarkhi, 1967.
11. Haru no mezame a.k.a. Spring Awakens -- Naruse, 1947.
12. Cocorico monsieur Poulet a.k.a. Cock-a-doodle-doo, Mr. Chicken -- Rouch, 1974.
13. Pyat nevest a.k.a. Five Brides -- Solovyov, 1930.
14. Torch Song -- Walters, 1953.
15. Night of the Big Heat a.k.a. Island of the Burning Damned -- Fisher, 1967.
16. Leptirica a.k.a. The She-Butterfly -- Kadijevic, 1973.
17. Masterson of Kansas -- Castle, 1954.
18. Ex-Lady -- Florey, 1933.
19. The Strange Love of Molly Louvain -- Curtiz, 1932.
20. Lonely Hearts -- Cox, 1982.
21. Monitor: Elgar -- Russell, 1962.
22. Marionetki a.k.a. Marionettes -- Protazanov, 1934.
23. Rails & Ties -- A. Eastwood, 2007.
24. The Midnight Man -- Lancaster & Kibbee, 1974.
25. Allotria a.k.a. Hokum -- Forst, 1936.
26. Gal Young 'Un -- Nunez, 1979.
27. High Treason -- Elvey, 1929.
28. Yousei furorensu a.k.a. Fairy Florence -- Hata, 1985.
29. Moeyo-ken a.k.a. Burning Sword -- Ichimura, 1966.
30. Furankenshutain no kaijû: Sanda tai Gaira a.k.a. The War of the Gargantuas -- Honda, 1966.
31. Kelin -- Tursunov, 2009.
32. Le tableau a.k.a. The Painting -- Laguionie, 2011.
33. O.K. Mister -- Kimiavi, 1979.
34. The Big Pond -- Henley, 1930.
35. Shock 'Em Dead -- Freed, 1991.
36. The Pathfinder -- Salkow, 1952.
37. Kelly's Heroes -- Hutton, 1970.
38. Black Gunn -- Hartford-Davis, 1972.
39. The Big Shakedown -- Dillon, 1934.
40. Gargantua -- May, 1998.
41. Ne nous fâchons pas a.k.a. Let's Not Get Angry -- Lautner, 1966.
42. Buck Benny Rides Again -- Sandrich, 1940.
43. The Strange Door -- Pevney, 1951.
44. Kierion -- Theos, 1968.
45. Joi Baba Felunath a.k.a. The Elephant God -- S. Ray, 1979.
46. Little -- Gordon. 2019.
47. I neraida kai to palikari a.k.a. The Fairy and the Man -- Dimopoulos, 1969.
48. Raspad a.k.a. Decay -- Belikov, 1990.
49. Les Lyonnais a.k.a. A Gang Story -- Marchal, 2011.
50. The Beast of Hollow Mountain a.k.a. El monstruo de la Montaña Hueca -- Nassour & Rodriguez, 1956.
51. Big City Blues -- LeRoy, 1932.
52. Frozen II -- Buck & Lee, 2019.
53. The King and the Chorus Girl -- LeRoy, 1937.
54. The Lash -- Lloyd, 1930.
55. The Big Picture -- Guest, 1989.
56. Sword of Sherwood Forest -- Fisher, 1960.
57. Madalena - Dimopoulos, 1960.
58. Atarashiki tsuchi a.k.a. The New Earth a.k.a. Daughter of the Samurai -- Fanck & Itami, 1937.
59. At zije neboztík a.k.a. Long Live the Dearly Departed -- Fric, 1935.
60. Nisos a.k.a. The Island -- Dimos, 2009.
61. Ai to kibô no machi a.k.a. A Town of Love and Hope -- Oshima, 1959.
62. Balkan ekspres a.k.a. Balkan Express -- Baletic, 1983.
63. The Constant Nymph -- Dean, 1933.
64. Picture Snatcher -- Bacon, 1933.
65. Men of Chance -- Archainbaud, 1931.
66. The Crowd Roars -- Hawks, 1932.
67. The Irishman -- Scorsese, 2019.
68. Hana no ato a.k.a. After the Flowers -- Nakanishi, 2010.
69. Nyfes a.k.a. Brides -- Voulgaris, 2004.
70. Oute gata, oute zimia a.k.a. No Harm's Done -- Sakellarios, 1955.

Nyfes was a film set in 1922, about mail-order brides from Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean on their way to the United States; I think I would have liked the film better if it had focused more on the women themselves and hadn't delved into a fairly extensive romantic plot with the main character. The cinematography and period dress/decor were very nice, though.

Oute gata, oute zimia is a light comedy about a married couple attempting infidelity; it was enjoyable, but not fantastic.

That's it for me -- thank you so much for hosting!

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Post by OldAle1 » December 1st, 2019, 4:51 pm

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1. Mysterious Intruder (William Castle, 1946)
2. The Secret of the Whistler (George Sherman, 1946)
3. The Thirteenth Hour (William Clemens, 1947)
4. The Return of the Whistler (D. Ross Lederman, 1948)
5. The Girl on the Bridge (Hugo Haas, 1951)
6. Mirage (Paul Williams, 1995)
7. Freeway (Matthew Bright, 1996)
8. Partners (Peter James Iengo, 2009)
9. Terminator: Dark Fate (Tim Miller, 2019)
10. Second Chance (James Tinling, 1947)
11. Unmasked (George Blair, 1950)
12. One Girl's Confession (Hugo Haas, 1953)
13. Bait (Hugo Haas, 1954)
14. Ajeossi / The Man From Nowhere (Jeong-Beom Lee, 2010)
15. Hold Back Tomorrow (Hugo Haas, 1955)
16. Casbah (John Berry, 1948)
17. The Irishman (Martin Scorsese, 2019) (cinema)
18. Dolor y gloria / Pain and Glory (Pedro Almodóvar, 2019) (cinema)
19. Tear Gas Squad (Terry O. Morse, 1940)
20. Pier 5, Havana (Edward L. Cahn, 1959)
21. Hidden Fear (André De Toth, 1957)
22. City of Industry (John Irvin, 1997)
23. Ad Astra (James Gray, 2019) (cinema)
24. Cheongchun / Plum Blossom (Kwak Ji-kyoon, 2000)
25. Ko-ri-a / As One (Moon Hyeon-seong, 2012)
26. In-lyu-myeol-mang-bo-go-seo / Doomsday Book (Yim Pil-sung/Kim Jee-woon, 2012)
27. The Madonna's Secret (William Thiele, 1946)

Pretentious European painter Francis Lederer is accused of killing his models and dumping them in the water - over multiple years and countries - but the plucky sister of one of his alleged victims decides to help the cops by posing as a fresh new model and getting info, despite the terrible risks. This isn't bad and it throws a couple of red herrings out there, but the reveal at the end struck me as pretty silly and not really credible.

28. Sealed Lips (George Waggner, 1942)

And after the two personalities in one body, we get the much more common two separate individuals who could be twins, in this case we have a prisoner set to be released soon, a notorious mobster - or is he in fact an innocent guy taking the fall while the real bad man is out on the loose? John Litel does a credible job in a dual role, William Gargan as the detective on the hunt to solve the mystery of where the real gangster is does some fine work, but this is all pretty ordinary, predictable, and very cheap and visually uninteresting

29. Dark Mountain (William Berke, 1944)

Elisha Cook Jr is the #2 man behind a gangster (Regis Toomey, who I don't think I've seen before in this kind of role) who has just married Ellen Drew, a naive woman who just doesn't realize where all his money's coming from. She shoulda married handsome forest ranger Robert Lowery, but they'll have a chance to repair things when Toomey, on the run from the cops after a heist and a murder, ends up along with Drew in the ranger's cabin in the woods. Some of the more homoerotic behavior and dialogue that you'll find in classic noir here, courtesy of "never married" Eddie Quillan as the ranger's sidekick, but outside of that, not a lot of interest here.

That's all she wrote for me, thanks albajos!
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Post by allisoncm » December 1st, 2019, 5:03 pm

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1. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil 2019, in 0 top lists 6/10
2. Just Mercy 2019, in 0 top lists 8/10
3. The King 2019, in 0 top lists 5/10
4. Brain on Fire 2016, in 0 top lists 7/10
5. Fyre 2019, in 0 top lists 7/10
6. Waves 2019, in 0 top lists 9/10
7. Falling Inn Love 2019, in 0 top lists
8. Gay Chorus Deep South 2019, in 0 top lists 7/10
9. Love, Antosha 2019, in 0 top lists 10/10
10. Terminator: Dark Fate 2019, in 0 top lists 5/10
11. Gemini Man 2019, in 0 top lists 5/10
12. After Parkland 2019, in 0 top lists 8/10
13. Marriage Story 2019, in 0 top lists 6/10
14. Hai Phuong 2019 — a.k.a. Furie, in 0 top lists 6/10
15. Burning Cane 2019, in 0 top lists 6/10
16. The Open House 2018, in 0 top lists 5/10
17. Deviant Love 2019, in 0 top lists 4/10
18. Let It Snow 2016, in 0 top lists 6/10
19. Seth Meyers: Lobby Baby 2019, in 0 top lists 9/10
20. Home Is Where the Killer Is 2019, in 0 top lists 5/10
21. Christmas in the Wild 2019 — a.k.a. Holiday In The Wild, in 0 top lists 6/10
22. IO 2019, in 0 top lists 5/10
23. A Hidden Life 2019, in 0 top lists 7/10
24. Je ne suis pas un homme facile 2018 — a.k.a. I Am Not an Easy Man, in 0 top lists
25. L'ascension 2017 — a.k.a. The Climb, in 0 top lists
26. Echo In the Canyon 2018, in 0 top lists
27. Shao nian de ni 2019 — a.k.a. Better Days, in 0 top lists
28. Gully Boy 2019, in 0 top lists
29. Last Christmas 2019, in 0 top lists
30. Her Smell 2018, in 0 top lists [Rewatch, third viewing (first viewing 11/18, second viewing 8/19)]
31. Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am 2019, in 0 top lists 8/10
32. Dark Waters 2019, in 0 top lists
33. Cosh Boy 1953 — a.k.a. The Slasher, in 0 top lists
34. Women of Twilight 1952 — a.k.a. Twilight Women, in 0 top lists
35. Charlie's Angels 2019, in 0 top lists 6/10
36. The Truth 2019, in 0 top lists 8/10
37. Queen & Slim 2019, in 0 top lists 6/10
38. The Good Liar 2019, in 0 top lists 6/10
39. It Comes at Night 2017, in 0 top lists
40. The Song of Names in 0 top lists,
41. Alan Pakula: Going for Truth 2019, in 0 top lists 8/10
42.The Bleeder 2016 — a.k.a. Chuck, in 0 top lists
43. Diana 2013, in 0 top lists
44. Shut In 2016, in 0 top lists
45. Allegiant 2016, in 0 top lists 4/10
46. Bacurau 2019, in 0 top lists 6/10
47. The Kingmaker 2019, in 0 top lists 6.5/10
48. Proxima 2019, in 0 top lists 6/10
49. Babyteeth 2019, in 0 top lists Great performance by Eliza Scanlen 7/10
50. Varda par Agnès 2019 — a.k.a. Varda by Agnès, in 0 top lists 10/10
51. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood 2019, in 0 top lists 5/10
52. Knives Out 2019, in 0 top lists 7/10
53. Hustlers 2019, in 0 top lists 6.5/10
54. Citizen K 2019, in 0 top lists 5.5/10
55. The Two Popes 2019, in 0 top lists 8/10
56. Déchaînées 2009, in 0 top lists 8/10
57. Noelle 2019, in 0 top lists 6/10
58. Shorts Collection:
-St. Louis Superman (2019) 28 mins.
-Stonewall Outloud 2019, in 0 top lists, 32 mins.
59. Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! 2017, in 0 top lists 6/10
60. The Houston Story 1956, in 0 top lists 5.5/10
61. When Pigs Fly 1993, in 0 top lists,
62. Short II
- Winter’s Blood. Directed by Parker Brennon 4 mins.
- The Fall 2019, in 0 top lists, 7 mins.
- Her Name2019 Directed by Kat Jackson 10 mins.
-Fire in Paradise 2019, in 0 top lists 39 mins.
63. Les possédés 1988 — a.k.a. The Possessed, in 0 top lists 6/10
64. Frozen II 2019, in 0 top lists 4/10
65. Murder in Mississippi 1965, in 0 top lists 5.5/10
66. Seberg 2019, in 0 top lists 7/10
67. The Aeronauts 2019, in 0 top lists 6/10
68. Lez Bomb 2018, in 0 top lists 7/10
69. Emelie 2015, in 0 top lists 4/10
70. La prière 2018 — a.k.a. The Prayer, in 0 top lists 5/10
71. Uncut Gems 2019, in 0 top lists 6/10
72. For Ellen 2012, in 0 top lists, 6/10
73. The Whistlers 2019, in 0 top lists AKA La Gomera 8/10
74. Mike Birbiglia: The New One 2019, in 0 top lists 3.5/10

^^ I can confirm I saw this one last night.

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Post by hurluberlu » December 1st, 2019, 6:31 pm

28. The Wolf House / La Casa Lobo (Joaquín Cociña, Cristóbal León, 2018) 7-
29. The Villainess / Aknyeo (Byung-gil Jung, 2017) 7
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Post by jdidaco » December 2nd, 2019, 4:19 am

55. Eyewitness (1956) 7/10
56. Nor the Moon by Night (1958) 7/10
57. Kuroi gashû: Aru sarariman no shôgen (1960) 8/10
58. La dénonciation (1962) 8.5/10
59. The Informers (1963) 8/10
60. Symphonie pour un massacre (1963) 9/10
61. Tænk på et tal (1969) 8/10
62. Zbrodniarz, który ukradl zbrodnie (1969) 8.5/10
63. Shiroi yubi no tawamure (1972) 8/10
64. Teppôdama no bigaku (1973) 8/10

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » December 2nd, 2019, 4:04 pm

(Screenshots from 'The Man Who Finally Died' and 'Gongjak')

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39. 'Nada' / 'Nothing' / 1947, Edgar Neville / 9/10
40. 'Il tradimento' / 'Double Cross' / 1951, Riccardo Freda / 8.5 or 9/10
41. 'The Man Who Was Nobody' / 1960, Montgomery Tully / 5/10
42. 'The Man Who Finally Died' / 1963, Quentin Lawrence / 6.5/10
43. 'Signpost to Murder' / 1964, George Englund / 7/10
44. 'The Stoneman Murders' / 2009, Manish Gupta / 5.5/10
45. 'Gongjak' / 'The Spy Gone North' / 2018, Jong-bin Yoon / 7/10

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Thanks for hosting the challenge, albajos!

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That's all, folks!

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Post by cinephage » December 2nd, 2019, 6:22 pm

22. In the tall Grass, by Vincenzo Natali (2019) 6/10

This concept-film is interesting, too bad it doesn't provide any explanation...

23. Kronos, by Kurt Neuman (1957) 6/10

Typical period sci-fi... Not really great, but I love this kind of films.

24. Pilgrimage, by John Ford (1933) 8/10

Quite a good surprise, from what I expected to be a minor John Ford. Most Fordian themes are used in this very sad melodrama. I loved it and will probably include this film in my 500<400 list.

Frozen 2, by Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee (2019) 5/10

Still on no list on this day. Visually stunning, but the story doesn't really make sense.

25. Les misérables, by Ladj Ly (2019) 9/10

A major shock. The film's reputation has kept growing since Cannes, but even knowing that, I was deeply impressed by this movie. This is not just another adaptation of Les Miserables, this is a modern story set in the city where Victor Hugo wrote the famous novel...
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01. The Snorkel, by Guy Green (1958) 6,5/10 - 58 Checks 2 Favorites 0 dislikes
02. Eli, by Ciaran Foy (2019) 7/10 - 181 Checks 3 Favorites 4 dislikes
03. Baxter, by Jérome Boivin (1989) 8/10 - Rewatch * - 99 Checks 7 Favorites 1 dislike
04. Danger - Love at Work, by Otto Preminger (1937) 6/10 - 19 Checks 0 Favorites 0 dislikes
05. The Vikings, by Richard Fleischer (1958) 10/10 - 983 Checks 28 Favorites 11 dislikes
06. Burai: Hitokiri Gorô, by Keiichi Ozawa (1968) 7/10 - 15 Checks 0 Favorites 0 dislikes
07. Il Traditore, by Marco Bellochio (2019) 8/10 - 62 Checks 7 Favorites 1 dislike
08. Zombieland : Double tap, by Ruben Fleischer (2019) 5/10 - 330 Checks 16 Favorites 2 dislikes
09. Doctor Sleep, by Mike Flanahan (2019) 8,5/10 - 185 Checks 27 Favorites 2 dislikes
10. Fyre, by Chris Smith (2019) 6/10 - 1295 Checks 38 Favorites 2 dislikes
11. Amore e morte nel giardino degli dei, by Sauro Scavolini (1972) 7/10 - 14 Checks 2 Favorites 0 dislikes
12. The Old Maid, by Edmund Goulding (1939) 8/10 229 Checks 17 Favorites 0 dislikes
13. J'accuse, by Roman Polanski (2019) 8,5/10 - 13 Checks 1 Favorite 0 dislikes
14. The Roots of Heaven, by John Huston (1958) 7/10 - 48 Checks 2 Favorites 0 dislikes
15. Klaus, by Sergio Pablos (2019) 7,5/10 - 56 Checks 6 Favorites 0 dislikes
16. Les 5 gentlemen maudits, by Julien Duvivier (1931) 8/10 - 10 Checks 0 Favorites 1 dislike
17. La belle époque, by Nicolas Bedos (2019) 8,5/10 - 31 Checks 6 Favorites 1 dislike
18. J'ai perdu mon corps, by Jeremy Clapin (2019) 7,5/10 - 39 Checks 4 Favorites 0 dislikes
19. Les éblouis, by Sarah Suco (2019) 4/10 - 3 Checks 0 Favorites 0 dislikes
20. Kundo: min-ran-eui si-dae, by Yun Jong-bin (2014) 7/10 - 100 Checks 3 Favorites 0 dislikes
21. The Mercenaries, by Jack Cardiff (1968) 7/10 120 Checks - 12 Favorites 1 dislike
This is my last contribution, thanks for hosting, albajos !!! :hug:

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Post by albajos » December 4th, 2019, 11:53 am

24 hours have passed since the last post (and then some)

Final results
Participants

RankParticipantPointsPers. rec.
1PUNQ160160
2albajos82FTP
3frbrown7878
4allisoncm7272
5burneyfan7070
6jdidaco6482
7RogerTheMovieManiac884550
8jeroeno3994
8VincentPrice3939
10flavo50003846
11Kublai Khan36FTP
12zzzorf34 (Average)39
13maxwelldeux3137
13sebby3131
15sol3047
16hurluberlu29 (Median)38
16OldAle129 (Median)31
18cinephage2544
18shugs25FTP
20AB53722FTP
21vortexsurfer2029
22mightysparks18FTP
22ryebass18FTP
24ororama1717
25blueboybob1386
26blocho1111
27Cinepolis9FTP
28Coryn7FTP
2872aicm724
30Ebbywebby3FTP
31connordenney22
313eyes218
32-110634,56 avr


Overwhelming winning margin. frbrown didn't post in the last 5 days so I'm surprised I came second.

In all 1106 points and 32 participants an average of 34,56.

Congrats.

Bonus challenges I'll try to complete by sunday. (and some other Statsy MacStatface stats)

The cumulative leaderboard
RankPointsYearsParticipantaka
11942PUNQ
21943allisoncm
31462jdidaco
41332jeroeno
51063frbrown
6992blueboybob
7952RogerTheMovieManiac88
8913cinephage
9842flavo5000
10821albajos
11793VincentPrice
12772burneyfan
12772sol
14732zzzorf
15682maxwelldeux
16672hurluberlu
17611psychotronicbeatnik
18602OldAle1
19492vortexsurfer
20402sebby
21361Kublai Khan
22351Mate_cosido
23312Daviddoes
2331272aicm72allinncallme
25301weirdboy
26251shugs
27221AB537
27221lampadatriste
29201Samlion
302023eyes
31191XxXApathy420XxXArthurYanthar
32181kingink
32181mightysparks
32181ryebass
35182ororama
36161ChrisReynolds
37141Hippiemans
38142blocho
39121clemmetarey
40111joachimt
41101funkybusiness
41101jonas2k
41101Sir Plebeian
4491Cinepolis
4571Coryn
4571Nathan Treadway
4751Fergenaprido
4751tommy_leazaq
4941Kowry
5042connordenney
5131Ebbywebby
5131jvv
5131sushantv10
5421Knaldskalle
5421Melvelet
5421Simba63
5421Tarris1
5811nimimerkillinen

After three challenges we are at a tie on top (except for better average)

Top 10 scores
RankUser RankPointsYearPos.Participantaka
1116020191PUNQ
229420181jeroeno
338620182blueboybob
448220192albajos
448220183jdidaco
667820193frbrown
777220194allisoncm
887020195burneyfan
96620184allisoncm
106420196jdidaco

None from the first challenge, 4 from 2018, 6 from 2019
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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » December 4th, 2019, 1:42 pm

I think I should be moved up to 7th with my score of 45, albajos.
That's all, folks!

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