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The Official Unofficial Challenge (november 2019)

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The Official Unofficial Challenge (november 2019)

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Post by albajos » October 30th, 2019, 11:29 am

[Challenge for Films on Zero Offical Lists]

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Unofficial Challenge
For many of us, iCM has been a godsend. Rather than spending hours trying to work out what to watch from thousands of movies out there, the site provides 194 (and counting) reputable lists to work on. What's more, the site ranks you against other users depending on the number of films you have checked from those 194 Official Lists, and gives you imaginary metal for completing 50, 75, 90 and 100% of any given list. The downside of this is that, since joining iCM, some users (I am certainly guilty of this) have refined their viewing habits to preference to films on 1+ Official lists over those on no lists at all. And on a personal note, this has lad to me amassing a very large number of unwatched films (and recommendations) that I have procrastinated due to their Unofficial status.

This is the Challenge where we aim to reverse that trend and try to encourage everyone to think outside the square and check out all the promising films out there that are currently on no Official lists. As the massive number of films mentioned in last year's Unofficial poll proved, there is a wealth of movies out there that many of us believe to be great, Official Status or not. And this is the month to explore those titles. Who knows what you might find? Maybe something worth nominating for this year's 500<400 poll, next year's DTC exercise or the next World Cup? So go out, explore and report to back to us with what is out there, worthwhile and which we may have missed due to unofficial status. :)
(stolen from sol)

Goal
Watch as many Unofficial movies as you can, or want, from November 1st, 2019 to November 30th, 2019 your time.

What is an Unofficial Film?
Must be on zero Official Lists on iCheckMovies at the time that you watch it. If a film turns Official during the month you can only include it if you saw it before it became Official.

Rules
- Feature length (40mins+) narrative, documentary and experimental films are eligible for this Challenge
- Telepics and miniseries (if watched in their entirety) are eligible for this Challenge, but are only worth 1 point
- TV episodes, individual miniseries episodes music videos and short films are not eligible for this Challenge
- No adult movies
- Include year of release, and preferable original title, so I can easily find them on imdb

Official Lists
Nah

Non-Official Lists
iCM Forum's Favourite 1000 Unofficial Checks (the last 113 films have since become Official and are ineligible)
iCM Forum's 1000<400 (sorted by least number of Official Lists; many but not all are eligible)
TSZDT Top 1001-2000 (sorted by least number of Official Lists; many but not all are eligible)

Record
This challenge has been held twice before; 2013 and 2018. jeroeno holds the highest score with 94 points.
All Time LeaderboardShow
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119420181jeroeno
228620182blueboybob
338220183jdidaco
446620184allisoncm
556120185psychotronicbeatnik
65620131allisoncm
765020186RogerTheMovieManiac88
874720187sol
984620188flavo5000
1094420132cinephage
11103920189zzzorf
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27251820137kingink
2725182018213eyes
292716201822ChrisReynolds
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311220138Daviddoes
333011201825joachimt
34311020139funkybusiness
34311020139jonas2k
34311020139Sir Plebeian
37349201826sebby
38357201312burneyfan
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387201827VincentPrice
41375201829Fergenaprido
415201313frbrown
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44394201314Kowry
45403201831blocho
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48432201833Knaldskalle
48432201833Melvelet
48432201833Simba63
48432201833Tarris1
53481201838nimimerkillinen
53481201838ororama
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11222allisoncm
2941jeroeno
3861blueboybob
4821jdidaco
5662cinephage
6611psychotronicbeatnik
7501RogerTheMovieManiac88
8471sol
9461flavo5000
10402VincentPrice
11391zzzorf
12381hurluberlu
13371maxwelldeux
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15341PUNQ
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16311OldAle1
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4321connordenney
4321Knaldskalle
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4321Tarris1
4811nimimerkillinen
4811ororama

Bonus challenge I - never officialShow
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2albajos2796 %
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4jeroeno1076 %
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1872aicm2100 %
183eyes2100 %
21Ebbywebby1100 %
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Bonus challenge II - alphabetShow
RankParticipantPointsαβ
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2albajos141ABCDFHLMN ORSW
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7jeroeno3594
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29Ebbywebby3FTP
303eyes218
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31-70222,64 avr


Updated to post #295, bonus challenges updated to post #90, ICM-list updated to post #119
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Post by albajos » October 30th, 2019, 11:47 am

The two results threads from our polls:

2018: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3584
2015: viewtopic.php?t=2146&1

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Post by sol » October 30th, 2019, 12:15 pm

albajos wrote:
October 30th, 2019, 11:29 am
(stolen from sol)
Started reading this and got a bit of "that sounds familiar" vibe. tehe Thanks for the acknowledgement. Also thanks for volunteering to host. This was a mammoth one to host last time. :circle:
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Post by 3eyes » October 30th, 2019, 2:55 pm

In. I'll do bonus 2 in Minoan Linear B (which was syllabic).
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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » October 30th, 2019, 7:10 pm

Thanks for hosting, albajos. This one could be my main focus next month.

I'm not a fan of music videos, shorts, and adult films being excluded, though.
That's all, folks!

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Post by burneyfan » October 30th, 2019, 8:27 pm

I'm in -- unofficial films cross my screen all the time, so I'll just keep track this month. Fun stuff!

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Post by 72aicm » October 30th, 2019, 8:33 pm

I’ll watch a couple. Thanks for hosting albajos.

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Post by VincentPrice » October 30th, 2019, 8:53 pm

In, are rewatches okay? It won't be as high as my rewatch count in October but I do like revisiting movies.

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Post by albajos » October 30th, 2019, 9:02 pm

Yes, rewatches are ok, I just don't write since one of the goals (maybe the main one) is to discover new movies for DtC, 500<400 etc.

It would be impossible for any host to check if all you rewatch stuff anyway.

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Post by Coryn » November 1st, 2019, 10:16 am

1. Midsommar (2019)

Officially in the lead. Get good guys!
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Post by sol » November 1st, 2019, 12:16 pm

Coryn wrote:
November 1st, 2019, 10:16 am
1. Midsommar (2019)

Officially in the lead. Get good guys!
Argh, I'm in a race with Coryn again! :circle:
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Post by sol » November 1st, 2019, 12:16 pm

1. Ta-weo / The Tower (2012)

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South Korea's answer to The Towering Inferno, the action crux here is pretty solid with some amazing special effects, a remarkably intense crossing a cracking glass bridge scene and some curious politics as the firefighters are ordered to save the richer guests. There is over 30 minutes of third-rate comedy to endure before the fire though, and from awkward first dates to a prank that has a rookie firefighter running out nude, it is all way too silly.
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Post by jeroeno » November 1st, 2019, 1:23 pm

01. Jangmibit insaeng (1994)
02. Ja-yugyeolhon (1958)
03. Seoului hyuil (1956)
04. Gamja (1968)

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Post by Coryn » November 1st, 2019, 1:56 pm

Won't be a race really since I am not going to focus on any challenge :) Good luck though
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Post by 3eyes » November 1st, 2019, 2:32 pm

Well, I actually made a list with films for every letter of the alphabet, but given my dismal performance this year (and it's poetry-writing marathon month) we'll see how far I get. So here's L:

1. The light between oceans (UK/NZ 16)
This really drew me in. Lighthouse keeper's wife finds baby in a boat after suffering 2 miscarriages and....
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Post by PUNQ » November 1st, 2019, 5:23 pm

I guess there'll be a bunch of non-official checks this month as I work my way through 1944 and perhaps get to start on 1945. Here is the first batch of five:


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1. It Happened One Sunday (1944, Karel Lamac) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
--- The last English speaking picture Karel Lamac (aka Carl Lamac) did, and It Happened One Sunday (1944) has it's moments. More in random scenes than for a fun romantic experience. Kind of struggled to appreciate the characters as much as I should, but at least there was some crooked pro-wrestling and general shenanigans to entertain.


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2. Crazy Knights (1944, William Beaudine) - 3/10
--- I love these guys! But what the hell did they have to work with besides scary facials?!


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3. Murder in the Blue Room (1944, Leslie Goodwins) - 4/10
--- That they scrapped The Ritz Brothers for these girls calling themselves The Three Jazzybelles, will forever be unforgivable (which also meant that the Ritz were finished in Hollywood). Murder in the Blue Room (1944) is one were they spoofed Secret of the Blue Room (1933) more than they did in The Missing Guest (1938). Can be fun, but it totally craps on the story which made Universal's initial adaptation of the murder mystery so good.


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4. The Falcon in Mexico (1944, William Berke) - 4/10
--- The Falcon series with a interesting plot, but a rather tame execution, even with the exotic Mexican scenery.


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5. The Falcon in Hollywood (1944, Gordon Douglas) - 5/10
--- Hardly great crime writing, but it's one of the more entertaining Falcon entries in a while. Good sidekicks, Hollywood spoofs and a decent climax scene. That's all that's needed for these B-mysteries to work.


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Post by hurluberlu » November 1st, 2019, 7:23 pm

1. A Taxi Driver / Taeksi Woonjunsa (Hun Jang, 2017) 7
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Post by albajos » November 1st, 2019, 8:24 pm

001. Late Night (2019) USA 316 checks 10 favs
002. Confirmation (2016) USA 154 checks 3 favs
003. Overboard (2018) USA 368 checks 9 favs
004. Addams Family Reunion (1998) USA 802 checks 7 favs
005. Hello, My Name Is Doris (2015) USA 681 checks 32 favs
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006. Månelyst i Flåklypa (2018) Norway 31 checks
007. Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (2019) USA 48 checks 1 fav

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Post by VincentPrice » November 2nd, 2019, 1:53 am

1. Stuber-2019: 8/10

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Post by 3eyes » November 2nd, 2019, 2:00 am

2. The quiet woman (UK 51) - Double
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Post by AB537 » November 2nd, 2019, 2:02 am

1. The King (David Michod, 2019) 5.5/10 ... Disappointing Shakespeare mashup/historical epic, with egregious departures from both the plays and history. And I was really looking forward to this one ...

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Post by Kublai Khan » November 2nd, 2019, 2:12 am

(Stealing albajos' awesome formatting. Again. :thumbsup: )

1. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (Edward Zwick-2016) USA 1,913 checks 22 favs

By 20 minutes in, Reacher has already been framed for murder and is being led to a military prison. The whole movie is non-stop situations which is important because if we stop to consider the actual plot, it's pretty weak. Tom Cruise just isn't believable as a grizzled tough guy, especially with how weird he runs.

Does it belong on a list? Naw. It's pretty forgettable
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Post by albajos » November 2nd, 2019, 2:18 am

Kublai Khan wrote:
November 2nd, 2019, 2:12 am
(Stealing albajos' awesome formatting. Again. :thumbsup: )
i will also list fav/check percentage ratio if it's high enough. 15% is high, so I'll probably list it if 5%+ (highest today was 4,7%)

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Post by frbrown » November 2nd, 2019, 5:30 am

1. Chase a Crooked Shadow (1958)
2. Daybreak (1948)

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Post by jeroeno » November 2nd, 2019, 6:47 am

Haha just in time.
05. Marked Woman (1937)
06. G Men (1935)
07. Each Dawn I Die (1939)

08. Hotel Artimis (2018)

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Post by allisoncm » November 2nd, 2019, 3:19 pm

1. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil 2019, in 0 top lists

I'm showing there was an unofficial challenge in 2013? Has it really only been held once?

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Post by sol » November 2nd, 2019, 3:27 pm

The UnOfficial StoryShow
1. Ta-weo / The Tower (2012)

2. Vivarium (2019)

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This reminded me a lot of El Incidente, especially with replenished supplies, and a little of In the Tall Grass, with both those films also involving characters trapped inside structures that seem to defy physics as we know it. Whereas as those two explain too much of their mythology though, Vivarium explains too little and I thought it had little to offer beyond the concept. Very repetitive too, except for the WTFish/unclear final 10 minutes.

3. Deerskin (2019)

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This was pretty fun. A comedy with horror tones involving a man going through a midlife crisis who takes advice from a deerskin jacket that talks to him and encourages him to destroy every other jacket in the world. As this is going on, he keeps buying more and more deerskin stuff and actually becomes a deer (if not literally) by the end of the movie. Lot of amusing dark touches too as his jacket quest ends up involving amateur filmmaking and murder.
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Post by 72aicm » November 2nd, 2019, 5:29 pm

allisoncm wrote:
November 2nd, 2019, 3:19 pm
1. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil 2019, in 0 top lists

I'm showing there was an unofficial challenge in 2013? Has it really only been held once?
Was one last year as well.

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Post by Kublai Khan » November 2nd, 2019, 8:43 pm

The huddling masses yearning to be watchedShow
1. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (Edward Zwick-2016) USA 1,913 checks 22 favs
2. Now and Then (Lesli Linka Glatter-1995) USA 2,052 checks 154 favs (7.5%)

I think it's an attempt at a sort of female Stand By Me, but it doesn't quite pull it off. The child acting is passable, the story to how/why they deal with mortality isn't as straightforward, and I don't think that anybody buys Rosie O'Donnell as being an older version of Christina Ricci. Still, there are a bunch of big names in small roles and there are some good moments.

Does it belong on a list? Naw, it's only a little above average.

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Post by ororama » November 2nd, 2019, 9:26 pm

1. Isa Pa with Feelings (2019) * 102 min.


*First time viewing.

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Post by maxwelldeux » November 2nd, 2019, 11:29 pm

1. Sneakers (1992)
A favorite of a friend of mine, so I had to. I enjoyed it quite a bit - great cast, and fun to see some of those folks in atypical roles. Good humor mixed in with a spy/heist, so it made for fun thrill ride. Definitely over-the-top in a lot of parts, but solid.

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Post by burneyfan » November 3rd, 2019, 2:21 am

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.

You Said a Mouthful and Hips, Hips, Hooray! were '30s B-comedies (Joe E. Brown and Wheeler & Woolsey, respectively) that I put on to try to lull my five year old back to sleep while I was suffering from the flu; instead of helping him doze off, he loved them and got really into them, especially the Joe E. Brown one about an unsinkable swimming suit.

Thrill Hunter was a quick, little B-comedy about a would-be stunt man who brags that he can do all kinds of things (champion race car driver, ace pilot, etc.), who then has to walk his talk. I thought it would be a blip of absolute nothing, but it was a bit better than expected -- corny, but fun.

The Monocled Mutineer is a four-part BBC miniseries about WWI deserter and criminal Percy Toplis; it definitely takes license with his story and makes him a very sympathetic antihero, but it's also great drama, with some wonderful scenes and performances. Roughly half of the episodes cover a mutiny at a British training camp in Etaples; I don't believe that the real Toplis was actually involved, but the power struggle was great stuff. Game of Thrones fans can spot a young, very blond Jerome Flynn (Bronn) in a supporting role.

Eva tropí hlouposti is yet another delightful, light comedy by Martin Fric, who really should be checked out by folks who dig escapist comedies and just want to forget their troubles for a while. This one was as screwball and fun as anything from '30s Hollywood.

Orochi is one of the best silent samurai films I've seen; the performances are good, and the story is remarkably critical of Japanese class structure and appearances for the '20s.

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Post by VincentPrice » November 3rd, 2019, 2:53 am

2. ...And Justice or All-1979: 7/10
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1. Stuber-2019: 8/10

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Post by Kublai Khan » November 3rd, 2019, 3:07 am

The huddling masses yearning to be watchedShow
1. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (Edward Zwick-2016) USA 1,913 checks 22 favs
2. Now and Then (Lesli Linka Glatter-1995) USA 2,052 checks 154 favs (7.5%)

3. Piglet's Big Movie (Francis Glebas-2003) USA 948 checks 15 favs

Piglet gets lost and all his friends re-discover how great he's been through their memories of him. The animation is a notch below their top tier stuff, and the voices sound a little off. It's on the good side of passable.

Does it belong on a list? Naw. If Pooh makes it on sometimes like the Animation lists, then it should be the more definitive Pooh movie.

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Post by allisoncm » November 3rd, 2019, 5:25 am

SpoilerShow
1. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil 2019, in 0 top lists
2. Just Mercy 2019, in 0 top lists
3. The King 2019, in 0 top lists
4. Brain on Fire 2016, in 0 top lists

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Post by Kublai Khan » November 3rd, 2019, 7:04 am

The huddled masses yearning to be watchedShow
1. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (Edward Zwick-2016) USA 1,913 checks 22 favs
2. Now and Then (Lesli Linka Glatter-1995) USA 2,052 checks 154 favs (7.5%)
3. Piglet's Big Movie (Francis Glebas-2003) USA 948 checks 15 favs

4. Hang 'em High (Ted Post-1968) USA 1,648 checks 62 favs

Clint Eastwood, as Jed Cooper, is mislynched as a castle rustler and murderer. He becomes a marshall and gets revenge. There's some exploration about justice and capital punishment. Eastwood's cold methodical styles lends itself well to revenge westerns, but it feels like a more ambitious director would have done something more with the "you must bring them in alive" component.

Does it belong on a list? Probably yeah. I admit I'm not the greatest connoisers of westerns, but this one seems pretty solid. The romance parts seem are a little shoe-horned into what should be a straight revenge story, but whatever. There's 2 genre lists for westerns (IMDB and BFI) for a total of 150 potential spots. If there was a longer one, this would most likely be on it.

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Post by sebby » November 3rd, 2019, 8:01 am

01 The Lighthouse (2019)

Came in with expectations too high. Still very good.

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Post by sol » November 3rd, 2019, 9:09 am

One of my goals this month is to work a bit on TSZDT 1001-2000, to wit:

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1. Ta-weo / The Tower (2012)
2. Vivarium (2019)
3. Deerskin (2019)

4. The Sacrament (2013)

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Loosely based on the Jonestown massacre in Guyana, this found footage style horror film plays out like the recent Midsommar with a lingering sense of something not quite being right despite how jolly everyone seems. The second half of the film though delivers more questions than answers especially regarding the motives of the cult leader. Bits and pieces certainly work (the note delivered by the girl at night) but overall this was just okay for me.
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Post by PUNQ » November 3rd, 2019, 10:21 am

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6. Up in Mabel's Room (1944, Allan Dwan) - 6/10
--- Up-beat bedroom farce. Better than it's silent namesake and equally sugary sweet. I was surprised Dennis O'Keefe managed to pull off such a gullible part so convincingly. And I found Marjorie Reynolds adorable in her part, but I loved Gail Patrick even more. A lot to like for such a romp.


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7. 3 Men in White (1944, Willis Goldbeck) - 5/10
--- The Dr. Kildare series continues with the spin-off of Dr. Gillespie, with Lionel Barrymore as the lead character with Van Johnson & Keye Luke competing to become his assistant, basically to take over the Lew Ayres spot. It's a familiar routine. Good wholesome story, likable characters. A family feel. Not the most revolutionary plot, but it did what it was supposed to, and no more.


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8. Casanova in Burlesque (1944, Leslie Goodwins) - 4/10
--- Joe E. Brown doing Shakespeare, in his own clowning way. I saw a digested version of this movie, and there was probable a lot of funny moments cut out, but I doubt it'll rank among Brown's better pictures. Just a decent vehicle which couldn't save his movie career.


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9. Casanova Brown (1944, Sam Wood) - 5/10
--- Casanova Brown (1944) is a updated remake of Little Accident (1930), which was a movie I really disliked. This 1944 adaptation was a lot better, but I still felt it was a waste of Gary Cooper star-power.


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10. La dame masquée (1924, Viktor Tourjansky) - 4/10
--- Drama of a loveless marriage. There was some enjoyable scenes, but I felt a lot of it dragged too much for my tastes. I'm not denying that it's a good film, except perhaps needing some tightening in it's presentation.


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11. Nattliga toner [Night Music] (1918, Georg af Klercker) - 3/10
--- I didn't feel the importance of Nattliga toner [Night Music] (1918. Many praise it, Ingmar Bergman sponsored the restoration of it, but I guess Georg af Klercker film making does very little for me. I've seen over 20 of his films from this period and few of them have been memorable experiences. I can sense the idea for this story being a decent one, but didn't feel he made much out of it.


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12. Mordets melodi [Murder Melody] (1944, Bodil Ipsen) - 4/10
--- Danish murder mystery. Good when on the dark side, but nothing special in between those moments. Gull-Maj Norin the the undeniable attraction here.


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13. A Night of Magic (1944, Herbert Wynne) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
--- Hokum, British-style.


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14. Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1944, Arthur Lubin) - 7/10
--- Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1944) is welcome pace from the usual World War II releases. A pure adventure in full color! And pure escapism! Lavish sets, beautiful women, trouble boiling. That's a formula for a good time!


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15. Youth Aflame (1944, Elmer Clifton) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
--- Classic exploitation film where they show the shocking and wild nature of youth. Except every shocking thing they do is tamer than anything you'd see in a normal movie from that time.



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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!

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Post by sebby » November 3rd, 2019, 10:56 am

02 Thoroughbreds (2017)

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01 The Lighthouse (2019)
02 Thoroughbreds (2017)

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