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1000<400 List Challenge (Official, January 2020)

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Post by blueboybob » January 21st, 2020, 3:52 pm

25. Eburi manshi no yûga-na seikatsu (1963)
26. Es geschah am hellichten Tag (1958)
27. État de siège (1972)

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Post by Traveller » January 21st, 2020, 6:45 pm

44. El cochecito (1960) - 5/10
45. Strange Voyage (1964) - 7/10
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But at the bottom, the immanent philosopher sees in the entire universe only the deepest longing for absolute annihilation, and it is as if he clearly hears the call that permeates all spheres of heaven: Redemption! Redemption! Death to our life! and the comforting answer: you will all find annihilation and be redeemed!

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Post by jeroeno » January 21st, 2020, 8:10 pm

33. #472 - De bruit et de fureur (1988)
34. #439 - Roar (1981)
35. #363 - Adua e le compagne (1960)

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Post by AB537 » January 21st, 2020, 10:49 pm

11. #187: Les Visiteurs du Soir - The Devil's Envoys (Marcel Carne, 1942) 7.5/10

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Post by jdidaco » January 22nd, 2020, 6:19 am

13. Go West (Len Powers, 1923) 5/10 (12 min), Jack Frost (Ub Iwerks & Shamus Culhane & Al Eugster, 1934) 7.5/10 (9 min), Hamsarayan (The Chorus, Abbas Kiarostami, 1982) 8/10 (16 min), Aphex Twin: Come to Daddy (Chris Cunningham, 1997) 5.5/10 (6 min), Le chapeau/The Hat (Michèle Cournoyer, 1999) 9.5/10 (6 min) (RV), Fugue (Georges Schwizgebel, 1999) 9/10 (7 min) (RV), J'attendrai le suivant... (I'll Wait for the Next One..., Philippe Orreindy, 2002) 4.5/10 (4 min) (Total: 60 min)
14. El incidente (The Incident, Isaac Ezban, 2014) 6/10

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1. Vertical Features Remake (Peter Greenaway, 1978) 9/10 (RV)
2. Nothing (Vincenzo Natali, 2003) 5.5/10
3. The Stone Tape (Peter Sasdy, 1972) 7.5/10
4. Liza, a rókatündér (Liza the Fox-Fairy, Károly Ujj Mészáros, 2015) 6.5/10
5. Haze (Shinya Tsukamoto, 2005) 7.5/10
6. Samâ taimu mashin burûsu (Summer Time Machine Blues, Katsuyuki Motohiro, 2005) 5.5/10
7. Urusei Yatsura 2: Byûtifuru dorîmâ (Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer, Mamoru Oshii, 1984) 8/10
8. Le fleuve aux grandes eaux/The Mighty River (Frédéric Back, 1993) 9/10 (24 min) (RV), Smale spor av et århundre (Where the Trains Used to Go, Morten Skallerud, 2003) 7/10 (4 min), Pan-dane to Tamago-hime (Mr. Dough and the Egg Princess, Hayao Miyazaki, 2010) 8.5/10 (11 min), World of Tomorrow Episode Two: The Burden of Other People's Thoughts (Don Hertzfeldt, 2017) 7.5/10 (23 min) (Total: 62 min)
9. Plastic Bag (Ramin Bahrani, 2009) 7.5/10 (18 min), 2012 (Takashi Makino, 2013) 9/10 (30 min), This House Has People in It (Alan Resnick, 2016) 7/10 (12 min) (Total: 60 min)
10. Closet Monster (Stephen Dunn, 2015) 7/10
11. Wax, or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees (David Blair, 1991) 7/10
12. Marti, dupã Crãciun (Tuesday, After Christmas, Radu Muntean, 2010) 8/10

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Post by sol » January 22nd, 2020, 12:02 pm

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1. One Point O (2004)
2. Girlfriends (1978)
3. Meantime (1983)
4. 4 Little Girls (1997)
5. Lean on Pete (2017)
6. Plunder Road (1957)
7. The Balkan Spy (1984)
8. Storm Warning. (1951)
9. The Last Wagon (1956)
10. Ogre of Athens (1956)
11. Mysterious Island (1961)
12. Mea Maxima Culpa (2012)
13. Popcorn. (1991)
14. Pushover (1954)
15. Eye of the Needle (1981)
16. Tall in the Saddle (1944)
17. The Pasty (1928)
18. Suburbia. (1983)
19. Too Late for Tears (1949)
20. Ladybird, Ladybird (1994)
21. The Laramie Project (2002)
22. A Dance in the Rain. (1961)
23. The Bedford Incident (1965)
24. Crime and Punishment (1935)
25. Jazz on a Summer's Day (1959)
26. The Flying Luna Clipper (1987)
27. The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)
28. The Blood on Satan's Claw (1971)
29. Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952)
30. History Is Made At Night (1937)
31. How to Die in Oregon (2011)
32. HyperNormalisation (2016)

33. Home from the Hill (1960)

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A long but engrossing family saga and tale of disillusionment; each of the three main male actors all deliver fine turns with every emotion between them feeling real. Robert Mitchum is especially good as the deeply flawed patriarch who heartbreakingly rues that "all our children deserve better parents", but George Hamilton is pretty spot-on too as his son who comes to truly question his role in the world amidst his parents' constant bickering.

Will I be adding this film to my 500<400 list? Yes. Props to AB537 who appears to have helped the film enter the 1000<400 list with his ballot last year.
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Post by ororama » January 22nd, 2020, 12:35 pm

2. Baal (1970) * 84 min.

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1. The Signalman (1976) * 38 min.
The Dream of a Ridiculous Man (1992) * 20 min.
Thunder (1982) * 5 min.

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Post by blueboybob » January 22nd, 2020, 1:20 pm

28. The Falls (1980)
29. Family Life (1971)

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Post by sol » January 22nd, 2020, 3:36 pm

Uncut GemsShow
1. One Point O (2004)
2. Girlfriends (1978)
3. Meantime (1983)
4. 4 Little Girls (1997)
5. Lean on Pete (2017)
6. Plunder Road (1957)
7. The Balkan Spy (1984)
8. Storm Warning. (1951)
9. The Last Wagon (1956)
10. Ogre of Athens (1956)
11. Mysterious Island (1961)
12. Mea Maxima Culpa (2012)
13. Popcorn. (1991)
14. Pushover (1954)
15. Eye of the Needle (1981)
16. Tall in the Saddle (1944)
17. The Pasty (1928)
18. Suburbia. (1983)
19. Too Late for Tears (1949)
20. Ladybird, Ladybird (1994)
21. The Laramie Project (2002)
22. A Dance in the Rain. (1961)
23. The Bedford Incident (1965)
24. Crime and Punishment (1935)
25. Jazz on a Summer's Day (1959)
26. The Flying Luna Clipper (1987)
27. The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)
28. The Blood on Satan's Claw (1971)
29. Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952)
30. History Is Made At Night (1937)
31. How to Die in Oregon (2011)
32. HyperNormalisation (2016)
33. Home from the Hill (1960)

34. Young Aphrodites (1963)

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Courtship between two prospective couples (one adolescent; the other in their twenties) is paralleled in this curious film set in Ancient Greece. The youths are fascinating to watch whenever on screen; their story comes with lots of elongated silences and longing looks and stares in which body language communicates all, and the film is well worth a look for their plot alone. The adult actors are okay, but their plot is nothing extraordinary.

Will I be adding this film to my 500<400 list? Probably yes - but entirely on account of the adolescents plot.
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Post by Traveller » January 22nd, 2020, 4:38 pm

46. Macunaima (1969) - 6/10
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Post by filmbantha » January 22nd, 2020, 6:51 pm

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1. Masquerade in Vienna 7/10
2. Os Verdes Anos ?/10
3. El chacal de nahueltoro 6/10
4. Estate Violenta 7/10
5. Absences répétées 5/10
6. Kaili Blues 7/10
7. Love and Anarchy - My first new favourite of the challenge! This was a superb black comedy exploring the political unrest in Italy under Mussolini's rule. It manages to be both funny and deeply unsettling in its portrayal of a timid farmer who takes up residence in a brothel during the build up to an assassination attempt. 8/10

8. Adua and her friends - By sheer coincidence my next film for the challenge shared a lot of similar themes to Love and Anarchy being another Italian film about prostitutes. Here a group of prostitutes set up a restaurant in the countryside when their brothel closes but they struggle to escape from their troubled pasts. I enjoyed this but it paled in comparison to Love and Anarchy, and I kind of wish I had watched them the other way round, or with a larger gap in between. Still, a worthwhile watch that I may consider adding to my list. 7/10

9. The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra - An unabashedly silly send up of fifties sci-fi/horror films, this was funny in parts but some of the gags started to wear a bit thin towards the end. Fans of the genre will undoubtedly get a huge kick out of this spoof although it's unlikely to make much of an impression on those who aren't big on their sci-fi. 6/10

10. Days of Eclipse - Well this was a crushing disappointment. The philosophical leanings of this bleak sci-fi did little for me, nor was I impressed by the cinematography or colour scheme that seems to be mentioned as a high point by those who rate it. Really surprised that this is so high up on the list. 3/10

11. Summer Time Machine Blues - A silly/playful approach to the tried and tested time travel formula that offers nothing new for those who adore the subgenre (like me). The characters were annoying and the plot was paper thin, with a predictable romance shoehorned in towards the end. The filmmakers spent far too much time explaining things that are glaringly obvious to all but their idiotic characters. Having said that, I have a soft spot for time travel and still managed to find a few things in there that made me smile but I doubt I would ever want to watch it again. 5/10

12. La Vérité - A lesser work by Clouzot, this courtroom drama is nonetheless mostly gripping throughout. The heated scenes between the lawyers and judge are as captivating as the flashbacks to the doomed romance that led Bardot's suicidal character to commit a horrific act but it is hard to feel sympathy towards such a careless and cruel lady. 6/10

I must say I am massively impressed and jealous of everyone who has watched upwards of 40 odd films at this stage in the challenge already! I wish I could find the time to get through as many films :worship:

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Post by 72aicm » January 22nd, 2020, 7:17 pm

080. #601 Jim Shvante (marili svanets) (1930)
081. #856 Ethel & Ernest (2016) (added to my list)
082. #998 Gomgashtei dar Aragh (2002)
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#128 La religieuse (1966)
#215 World of Tomorrow Episode Two: The Burden of Other People's Thoughts (2017)
#236 City of Hope (1991)
#335 Poesía sin fin (2016)
#336 Jusqu'à la garde (2017) (added to my list)
#340 Mula sa kung ano ang noon (2014)
#374 Ochazuke no aji (1952)
#384 Acht Stunden sind kein Tag (1972) (added to my list)
#394 Gion bayashi (1953)
#398 Metro Manila (2013) (added to my list)
#405 Lawn Dogs (1997) (added to my list)
#419 Khrustalyov, mashinu! (1998)
#421 À l'ombre de la canaille bleue (1986)
#430 It’s Love I’m After (1937)
#434 The Visit (1964) (added to my list)
#441 Lili (1953)
#450 Krug vtoroy (1990)
#457 L'important c'est d'aimer (1975)
#459 Xiao Wu (1997)
#462 The Good Fairy (1935)
#466 Estate violenta (1959)
#467 The Bedford Incident (1965)
#468 A tanú (1969)
#471 Nárcisz és Psyché (1980)
#478 Hao nan hao nu (1995)
#484 Todake no kyôdai (1941)
#494 Sho o suteyo machi e deyou (1971)
#497 Essai d'ouverture (1988) (added to my list)
#501 Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952)
#503 Le monde vivant (2003) (added to my list)
#506 What Happened Was... (1994)
#512 Al primo soffio di vento (2002)
#517 Jagdszenen aus Niederbayern (1969) (added to my list)
#532 Too Late Blues (1961) (added to my list)
#546 Kyôshin (2006)
#554 Shinjuku dorobô nikki (1969)
#561 Blues in the Night (1941) (added to my list)
#580 The Flying Luna Clipper (1987)
#594 Queimada (1969)
#595 Une chambre en ville (1982)
#597 Je rentre à la maison (2001)
#598 Feng gui lai de ren (1983)
#601 Jim Shvante (marili svanets) (1930)
#608 Qian li zou dan qi (2005)
#623 Mi ne mozhem zhit bez kosmosa (2014)
#624 Ôsaka no yado (1954)
#629 Bamui haebyun-eoseo honja (2017)
#631 La vallée (1972) (added to my list)
#640 La última cena (1976)
#660 Man Push Cart (2005)
#674 Der Fan (1982) (added to my list)
#698 Mababangong Bangungot (1977)
#701 Balada o siedmich obesených (1968)
#710 Bleak Moments (1971)
#718 Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (2012) (added to my list)
#720 Geu-hu (2017)
#737 Sürü (1978)
#760 Closet Monster (2015) (added to my list)
#774 Somewhere in the Night (1946)
#775 Détective (1985)
#779 The Time that Remains (2009)
#795 Choyonghan kajok (1998)
#813 Feng yue (1996)
#821 Il cammino della speranza (1950)
#822 22 mei (2010) (added to my list)
#824 Who Killed Captain Alex? (2010)
#847 Al-ard (1970)
#850 Profumo di donna (1974) (added to my list)
#856 Ethel & Ernest (2016) (added to my list)
#874 Tinimbang ka ngunit kulang (1974)
#875 Outrage (1950)
#913 Chihwaseon (2002)
#918 Nugu-ui ttal-do anin Hae-won (2013)
#930 Student Bodies (1981)
#936 Les raisins de la mort (1978)
#957 Nan va Koutcheh (1970)
#982 The Blood on Satan's Claw (1971)
#997 Vinyan (2008) (added to my list)
#998 Gomgashtei dar Aragh (2002)

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Post by AB537 » January 22nd, 2020, 9:53 pm

12. #708: Sapphire (Basil Dearden, 1959) 8/10

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Post by sol » January 23rd, 2020, 8:05 am

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1. One Point O (2004)
2. Girlfriends (1978)
3. Meantime (1983)
4. 4 Little Girls (1997)
5. Lean on Pete (2017)
6. Plunder Road (1957)
7. The Balkan Spy (1984)
8. Storm Warning. (1951)
9. The Last Wagon (1956)
10. Ogre of Athens (1956)
11. Mysterious Island (1961)
12. Mea Maxima Culpa (2012)
13. Popcorn. (1991)
14. Pushover (1954)
15. Eye of the Needle (1981)
16. Tall in the Saddle (1944)
17. The Pasty (1928)
18. Suburbia. (1983)
19. Too Late for Tears (1949)
20. Ladybird, Ladybird (1994)
21. The Laramie Project (2002)
22. A Dance in the Rain. (1961)
23. The Bedford Incident (1965)
24. Crime and Punishment (1935)
25. Jazz on a Summer's Day (1959)
26. The Flying Luna Clipper (1987)
27. The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)
28. The Blood on Satan's Claw (1971)
29. Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952)
30. History Is Made At Night (1937)
31. How to Die in Oregon (2011)
32. HyperNormalisation (2016)
33. Home from the Hill (1960)
34. Young Aphrodites (1963)

35. Too Late Blues (1961)

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It is interesting that this first (and penultimate) studio production for Cassavetes is about an artist reviewing his unwillingness to compromise his vision, but beyond this connection, I found little to like here. The black and white photography is often sumptuous but the characters vary between bland and odious (doing what they can to frustrate a Greek bartender) and the movie descends into melodrama well before the end. Strong opening scene though.

Will I be adding this film to my 500<400 list? No. Unfortunately this wasn't really for me.
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Post by blueboybob » January 23rd, 2020, 1:08 pm

30. Gion bayashi (1953)
31. Go-yang-i-leul boo-tak-hae (2001)
32. Gunki hatameku motoni (1972)

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Post by sol » January 23rd, 2020, 3:30 pm

Uncut GemsShow
1. One Point O (2004)
2. Girlfriends (1978)
3. Meantime (1983)
4. 4 Little Girls (1997)
5. Lean on Pete (2017)
6. Plunder Road (1957)
7. The Balkan Spy (1984)
8. Storm Warning. (1951)
9. The Last Wagon (1956)
10. Ogre of Athens (1956)
11. Mysterious Island (1961)
12. Mea Maxima Culpa (2012)
13. Popcorn. (1991)
14. Pushover (1954)
15. Eye of the Needle (1981)
16. Tall in the Saddle (1944)
17. The Pasty (1928)
18. Suburbia. (1983)
19. Too Late for Tears (1949)
20. Ladybird, Ladybird (1994)
21. The Laramie Project (2002)
22. A Dance in the Rain. (1961)
23. The Bedford Incident (1965)
24. Crime and Punishment (1935)
25. Jazz on a Summer's Day (1959)
26. The Flying Luna Clipper (1987)
27. The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)
28. The Blood on Satan's Claw (1971)
29. Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952)
30. History Is Made At Night (1937)
31. How to Die in Oregon (2011)
32. HyperNormalisation (2016)
33. Home from the Hill (1960)
34. Young Aphrodites (1963)
35. Too Late Blues (1961)

36. City of Hope (1991)

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With over a dozen main characters, some of the subplots and characters are inevitably more interesting than others, but there are enough potent bits and pieces here for this ambitious project to essentially work. Most engaging here are two African American youths who, tired of being persecuted by cops for no reason, decide to lash out at a night jogger. Performance-wise, Joe Morton comes off best as a politician whose idealism is challenged.

Will I be adding this film to my 500<400 list? Maybe. I wasn't into the whole multiple protagonist thing to begin with, but I really liked this by the end.
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Post by klaus78 » January 23rd, 2020, 5:53 pm

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1. #29 Gett (2014) 5/10
2. #61 Play for Today: Abigail's Party (1977) 7/10
3. #315 The Damned (1962) 6/10

4. #70 Le révélateur (1968) 7/10
5. #76 Midareru (1964) 8/10
6. #84 Girl Walk: All Day (2011) 7/10
7. #94 Szindbád (1971) 8/10
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Post by Traveller » January 23rd, 2020, 6:00 pm

47. At Sea (2007) - 6/10
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But at the bottom, the immanent philosopher sees in the entire universe only the deepest longing for absolute annihilation, and it is as if he clearly hears the call that permeates all spheres of heaven: Redemption! Redemption! Death to our life! and the comforting answer: you will all find annihilation and be redeemed!

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Post by 72aicm » January 23rd, 2020, 7:31 pm

083. #724 Der Nachtmahr (2015)
084. #826 Faryad moorcheha (2006)
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#128 La religieuse (1966)
#215 World of Tomorrow Episode Two: The Burden of Other People's Thoughts (2017)
#236 City of Hope (1991)
#335 Poesía sin fin (2016)
#336 Jusqu'à la garde (2017) (added to my list)
#340 Mula sa kung ano ang noon (2014)
#374 Ochazuke no aji (1952)
#384 Acht Stunden sind kein Tag (1972) (added to my list)
#394 Gion bayashi (1953)
#398 Metro Manila (2013) (added to my list)
#405 Lawn Dogs (1997) (added to my list)
#419 Khrustalyov, mashinu! (1998)
#421 À l'ombre de la canaille bleue (1986)
#430 It’s Love I’m After (1937)
#434 The Visit (1964) (added to my list)
#441 Lili (1953)
#450 Krug vtoroy (1990)
#457 L'important c'est d'aimer (1975)
#459 Xiao Wu (1997)
#462 The Good Fairy (1935)
#466 Estate violenta (1959)
#467 The Bedford Incident (1965)
#468 A tanú (1969)
#471 Nárcisz és Psyché (1980)
#478 Hao nan hao nu (1995)
#484 Todake no kyôdai (1941)
#494 Sho o suteyo machi e deyou (1971)
#497 Essai d'ouverture (1988) (added to my list)
#501 Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952)
#503 Le monde vivant (2003) (added to my list)
#506 What Happened Was... (1994)
#512 Al primo soffio di vento (2002)
#517 Jagdszenen aus Niederbayern (1969) (added to my list)
#532 Too Late Blues (1961) (added to my list)
#546 Kyôshin (2006)
#554 Shinjuku dorobô nikki (1969)
#561 Blues in the Night (1941) (added to my list)
#580 The Flying Luna Clipper (1987)
#594 Queimada (1969)
#595 Une chambre en ville (1982)
#597 Je rentre à la maison (2001)
#598 Feng gui lai de ren (1983)
#601 Jim Shvante (marili svanets) (1930)
#608 Qian li zou dan qi (2005)
#623 Mi ne mozhem zhit bez kosmosa (2014)
#624 Ôsaka no yado (1954)
#629 Bamui haebyun-eoseo honja (2017)
#631 La vallée (1972) (added to my list)
#640 La última cena (1976)
#660 Man Push Cart (2005)
#674 Der Fan (1982) (added to my list)
#698 Mababangong Bangungot (1977)
#701 Balada o siedmich obesených (1968)
#710 Bleak Moments (1971)
#718 Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (2012) (added to my list)
#720 Geu-hu (2017)
#724 Der Nachtmahr (2015)
#737 Sürü (1978)
#760 Closet Monster (2015) (added to my list)
#774 Somewhere in the Night (1946)
#775 Détective (1985)
#779 The Time that Remains (2009)
#795 Choyonghan kajok (1998)
#813 Feng yue (1996)
#821 Il cammino della speranza (1950)
#822 22 mei (2010) (added to my list)
#824 Who Killed Captain Alex? (2010)
#826 Faryad moorcheha (2006)
#847 Al-ard (1970)
#850 Profumo di donna (1974) (added to my list)
#856 Ethel & Ernest (2016) (added to my list)
#874 Tinimbang ka ngunit kulang (1974)
#875 Outrage (1950)
#913 Chihwaseon (2002)
#918 Nugu-ui ttal-do anin Hae-won (2013)
#930 Student Bodies (1981)
#936 Les raisins de la mort (1978)
#957 Nan va Koutcheh (1970)
#982 The Blood on Satan's Claw (1971)
#997 Vinyan (2008) (added to my list)
#998 Gomgashtei dar Aragh (2002)

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Post by blueboybob » January 23rd, 2020, 8:07 pm

33. Hélas pour moi (1993)
34. The Grey Fox (1982)
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Post by maxwelldeux » January 24th, 2020, 12:09 am

My research tells me 1000 is NOT less than 400Show
1. Cowards Bend the Knee (2003) #653
2. Waco: The Rules of Engagement (1997) #209
3. Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (2012)
4. Picture of Light (1994) #686
5. Camp de Thiaroye (1988) #44
Comments in WC thread.

6. 4 Little Girls (1997) #745
As a documentary, it was pretty uneven - great emotionality in the beginning and end, but got a little boring-talking-heads-y in the middle. But there were some heartbreaking parts to it, including the opening song (which had my wife in tears so bad she made me to turn it off) and the experiences parents shared when they had to explain to their kids why they weren't allowed to drink from that water fountain.

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Post by sol » January 24th, 2020, 6:13 am

Uncut GemsShow
1. One Point O (2004)
2. Girlfriends (1978)
3. Meantime (1983)
4. 4 Little Girls (1997)
5. Lean on Pete (2017)
6. Plunder Road (1957)
7. The Balkan Spy (1984)
8. Storm Warning. (1951)
9. The Last Wagon (1956)
10. Ogre of Athens (1956)
11. Mysterious Island (1961)
12. Mea Maxima Culpa (2012)
13. Popcorn. (1991)
14. Pushover (1954)
15. Eye of the Needle (1981)
16. Tall in the Saddle (1944)
17. The Pasty (1928)
18. Suburbia. (1983)
19. Too Late for Tears (1949)
20. Ladybird, Ladybird (1994)
21. The Laramie Project (2002)
22. A Dance in the Rain. (1961)
23. The Bedford Incident (1965)
24. Crime and Punishment (1935)
25. Jazz on a Summer's Day (1959)
26. The Flying Luna Clipper (1987)
27. The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)
28. The Blood on Satan's Claw (1971)
29. Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952)
30. History Is Made At Night (1937)
31. How to Die in Oregon (2011)
32. HyperNormalisation (2016)
33. Home from the Hill (1960)
34. Young Aphrodites (1963)
35. Too Late Blues (1961)
36. City of Hope (1991)

37. The Tracker (2002)

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As the titular tracker, David Gulpilil is excellent here, reciting racist slurs that he has been told over the years ("blackfella been born for that noose") with a tone of agreement in his voice yet some discomfort. It is only in the final twenty minutes or so that the film really takes off and the first hour is pretty uneven. The outback landscapes look great, but with three or four songs played in their entirety, the film sometimes feels like a music video.

Will I be adding this film to my 500<400 list? No. This doesn't deserve a place in a list that omits Alexandra's Project and The Quiet Room. :folded:
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Post by sol » January 24th, 2020, 8:14 am

Uncut GemsShow
1. One Point O (2004)
2. Girlfriends (1978)
3. Meantime (1983)
4. 4 Little Girls (1997)
5. Lean on Pete (2017)
6. Plunder Road (1957)
7. The Balkan Spy (1984)
8. Storm Warning. (1951)
9. The Last Wagon (1956)
10. Ogre of Athens (1956)
11. Mysterious Island (1961)
12. Mea Maxima Culpa (2012)
13. Popcorn. (1991)
14. Pushover (1954)
15. Eye of the Needle (1981)
16. Tall in the Saddle (1944)
17. The Pasty (1928)
18. Suburbia. (1983)
19. Too Late for Tears (1949)
20. Ladybird, Ladybird (1994)
21. The Laramie Project (2002)
22. A Dance in the Rain. (1961)
23. The Bedford Incident (1965)
24. Crime and Punishment (1935)
25. Jazz on a Summer's Day (1959)
26. The Flying Luna Clipper (1987)
27. The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)
28. The Blood on Satan's Claw (1971)
29. Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952)
30. History Is Made At Night (1937)
31. How to Die in Oregon (2011)
32. HyperNormalisation (2016)
33. Home from the Hill (1960)
34. Young Aphrodites (1963)
35. Too Late Blues (1961)
36. City of Hope (1991)
37. The Tracker (2002)

38. A Dark Song (2016)

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While there are elements of horror, fantasy and mystery here, this is always first and foremost a human tale of grief and desperation, primarily powered by the interplay between the two protagonists. Is he a genuine occultist or just out to exploit her misery and financial freedom? It is a fascinating power dynamic whatever the case and the film unfortunately loses its way a bit towards the end as it begins to favour overt horror over character interplay.

Will I be adding this film to my 500<400 list? Yes. Great final line even if the ending underwhelmed me a little.
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Post by sol » January 24th, 2020, 4:00 pm

Uncut GemsShow
1. One Point O (2004)
2. Girlfriends (1978)
3. Meantime (1983)
4. 4 Little Girls (1997)
5. Lean on Pete (2017)
6. Plunder Road (1957)
7. The Balkan Spy (1984)
8. Storm Warning. (1951)
9. The Last Wagon (1956)
10. Ogre of Athens (1956)
11. Mysterious Island (1961)
12. Mea Maxima Culpa (2012)
13. Popcorn. (1991)
14. Pushover (1954)
15. Eye of the Needle (1981)
16. Tall in the Saddle (1944)
17. The Pasty (1928)
18. Suburbia. (1983)
19. Too Late for Tears (1949)
20. Ladybird, Ladybird (1994)
21. The Laramie Project (2002)
22. A Dance in the Rain. (1961)
23. The Bedford Incident (1965)
24. Crime and Punishment (1935)
25. Jazz on a Summer's Day (1959)
26. The Flying Luna Clipper (1987)
27. The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)
28. The Blood on Satan's Claw (1971)
29. Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952)
30. History Is Made At Night (1937)
31. How to Die in Oregon (2011)
32. HyperNormalisation (2016)
33. Home from the Hill (1960)
34. Young Aphrodites (1963)
35. Too Late Blues (1961)
36. City of Hope (1991)
37. The Tracker (2002)
38. A Dark Song (2016)

39. Grown-Ups (1980)

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This seemed to push back and forth between whether it was about a young couple's fascination at finding out that their old high school teacher lives next to their new home, and their annoyance at the wife's pushy sister who keeps inviting herself around. Things became very interesting when the two plots converge though and the acting is stellar throughout. Didn't realise that was a bespectacled Brenda Belthyn and a young Lesley Manville at first.

Will I be adding this film to my 500<400 list? No - though I liked a lot more than the other Mike Leigh telepic I watched this month (Meantime).
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Post by Traveller » January 24th, 2020, 4:18 pm

48. My 20th Century (1989) - 7/10
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Post by blueboybob » January 24th, 2020, 6:34 pm

35. The Hellstrom Chronicle (1971)
36. I... comme Icare (1979)
37. Ich war neunzehn (1968)
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Post by jeroeno » January 24th, 2020, 7:41 pm

36. #265 - Samâ taimu mashin burûsu (2005)
37. #407 - This World, Then the Fireworks (1997)
38. #343 - Rawhide (1951)
39. #471 - Nárcisz és Psyché (1980)

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Post by 72aicm » January 24th, 2020, 11:42 pm

085. #525 Pidä huivista kiinni, Tatjana (1994)
086. #759 Schalcken the Painter (1979)
087. #778 El incidente (2014) (added to my list)
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#128 La religieuse (1966)
#215 World of Tomorrow Episode Two: The Burden of Other People's Thoughts (2017)
#236 City of Hope (1991)
#335 Poesía sin fin (2016)
#336 Jusqu'à la garde (2017) (added to my list)
#340 Mula sa kung ano ang noon (2014)
#374 Ochazuke no aji (1952)
#384 Acht Stunden sind kein Tag (1972) (added to my list)
#394 Gion bayashi (1953)
#398 Metro Manila (2013) (added to my list)
#405 Lawn Dogs (1997) (added to my list)
#419 Khrustalyov, mashinu! (1998)
#421 À l'ombre de la canaille bleue (1986)
#430 It’s Love I’m After (1937)
#434 The Visit (1964) (added to my list)
#441 Lili (1953)
#450 Krug vtoroy (1990)
#457 L'important c'est d'aimer (1975)
#459 Xiao Wu (1997)
#462 The Good Fairy (1935)
#466 Estate violenta (1959)
#467 The Bedford Incident (1965)
#468 A tanú (1969)
#471 Nárcisz és Psyché (1980)
#478 Hao nan hao nu (1995)
#484 Todake no kyôdai (1941)
#494 Sho o suteyo machi e deyou (1971)
#497 Essai d'ouverture (1988) (added to my list)
#501 Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952)
#503 Le monde vivant (2003) (added to my list)
#506 What Happened Was... (1994)
#512 Al primo soffio di vento (2002)
#517 Jagdszenen aus Niederbayern (1969) (added to my list)
#525 Pidä huivista kiinni, Tatjana (1994)
#532 Too Late Blues (1961) (added to my list)
#546 Kyôshin (2006)
#554 Shinjuku dorobô nikki (1969)
#561 Blues in the Night (1941) (added to my list)
#580 The Flying Luna Clipper (1987)
#594 Queimada (1969)
#595 Une chambre en ville (1982)
#597 Je rentre à la maison (2001)
#598 Feng gui lai de ren (1983)
#601 Jim Shvante (marili svanets) (1930)
#608 Qian li zou dan qi (2005)
#623 Mi ne mozhem zhit bez kosmosa (2014)
#624 Ôsaka no yado (1954)
#629 Bamui haebyun-eoseo honja (2017)
#631 La vallée (1972) (added to my list)
#640 La última cena (1976)
#660 Man Push Cart (2005)
#674 Der Fan (1982) (added to my list)
#698 Mababangong Bangungot (1977)
#701 Balada o siedmich obesených (1968)
#710 Bleak Moments (1971)
#718 Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (2012) (added to my list)
#720 Geu-hu (2017)
#724 Der Nachtmahr (2015)
#737 Sürü (1978)
#759 Schalcken the Painter (1979)
#760 Closet Monster (2015) (added to my list)
#774 Somewhere in the Night (1946)
#775 Détective (1985)
#778 El incidente (2014) (added to my list)
#779 The Time that Remains (2009)
#795 Choyonghan kajok (1998)
#813 Feng yue (1996)
#821 Il cammino della speranza (1950)
#822 22 mei (2010) (added to my list)
#824 Who Killed Captain Alex? (2010)
#826 Faryad moorcheha (2006)
#847 Al-ard (1970)
#850 Profumo di donna (1974) (added to my list)
#856 Ethel & Ernest (2016) (added to my list)
#874 Tinimbang ka ngunit kulang (1974)
#875 Outrage (1950)
#913 Chihwaseon (2002)
#918 Nugu-ui ttal-do anin Hae-won (2013)
#930 Student Bodies (1981)
#936 Les raisins de la mort (1978)
#957 Nan va Koutcheh (1970)
#982 The Blood on Satan's Claw (1971)
#997 Vinyan (2008) (added to my list)
#998 Gomgashtei dar Aragh (2002)

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Post by sol » January 25th, 2020, 2:41 am

Uncut GemsShow
1. One Point O (2004)
2. Girlfriends (1978)
3. Meantime (1983)
4. 4 Little Girls (1997)
5. Lean on Pete (2017)
6. Plunder Road (1957)
7. The Balkan Spy (1984)
8. Storm Warning. (1951)
9. The Last Wagon (1956)
10. Ogre of Athens (1956)
11. Mysterious Island (1961)
12. Mea Maxima Culpa (2012)
13. Popcorn. (1991)
14. Pushover (1954)
15. Eye of the Needle (1981)
16. Tall in the Saddle (1944)
17. The Pasty (1928)
18. Suburbia. (1983)
19. Too Late for Tears (1949)
20. Ladybird, Ladybird (1994)
21. The Laramie Project (2002)
22. A Dance in the Rain. (1961)
23. The Bedford Incident (1965)
24. Crime and Punishment (1935)
25. Jazz on a Summer's Day (1959)
26. The Flying Luna Clipper (1987)
27. The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)
28. The Blood on Satan's Claw (1971)
29. Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952)
30. History Is Made At Night (1937)
31. How to Die in Oregon (2011)
32. HyperNormalisation (2016)
33. Home from the Hill (1960)
34. Young Aphrodites (1963)
35. Too Late Blues (1961)
36. City of Hope (1991)
37. The Tracker (2002)
38. A Dark Song (2016)
39. Grown-Ups (1980)

40. Style Wars (1983)

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As we are given both the perspectives of the graffiti artists themselves and those who have to clean it off and remove it, complaining about how the removal mixture fogs windows, the content is pretty interesting here. The film feels more than a little unfocused though, also often going off on tangents about break-dancing at random points. Sam Schacht's voice-over narration is far from electric, but it is generally quite informative.

Will I be adding this film to my 500<400 list? This already has more than 400 checks.
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Post by sol » January 25th, 2020, 4:45 am

Uncut GemsShow
1. One Point O (2004)
2. Girlfriends (1978)
3. Meantime (1983)
4. 4 Little Girls (1997)
5. Lean on Pete (2017)
6. Plunder Road (1957)
7. The Balkan Spy (1984)
8. Storm Warning. (1951)
9. The Last Wagon (1956)
10. Ogre of Athens (1956)
11. Mysterious Island (1961)
12. Mea Maxima Culpa (2012)
13. Popcorn. (1991)
14. Pushover (1954)
15. Eye of the Needle (1981)
16. Tall in the Saddle (1944)
17. The Pasty (1928)
18. Suburbia. (1983)
19. Too Late for Tears (1949)
20. Ladybird, Ladybird (1994)
21. The Laramie Project (2002)
22. A Dance in the Rain. (1961)
23. The Bedford Incident (1965)
24. Crime and Punishment (1935)
25. Jazz on a Summer's Day (1959)
26. The Flying Luna Clipper (1987)
27. The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)
28. The Blood on Satan's Claw (1971)
29. Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952)
30. History Is Made At Night (1937)
31. How to Die in Oregon (2011)
32. HyperNormalisation (2016)
33. Home from the Hill (1960)
34. Young Aphrodites (1963)
35. Too Late Blues (1961)
36. City of Hope (1991)
37. The Tracker (2002)
38. A Dark Song (2016)
39. Grown-Ups (1980)
40. Style Wars (1983)

41. The Raid (1954)

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This is one of Van Heflin's finest performances, playing a heavily conflicted character as he finds himself welcomed and celebrated during a brief stay in a town that he plans to pillage. A love interest and surrogate son develop predictability, but the resolution of Heflin's internal divisions is anything but. The ending is really quite haunting. Nobody else has much chance to shine here, but an almost unrecognisably young Anne Bancroft is a real sight.

Will I be adding this film to my 500<400 list? Yes, probably - though mostly on account of Heflin's character/performance.
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Post by funkybusiness » January 25th, 2020, 5:51 am

014. #037. Fehérlófia (1981)
015. #500. Styles Wars (1983)
016. #501. Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952)
017-22. #425. Tih Minh (1918)

The squares in Style Wars have some great lines, huh. "If the Japanese can do it, so can we". "It's like in Apocalypse Now, trying to keep the enemy out". "Take it from a Champ, don't be a Chump" "are the signs graffiti proof?"

171/1000Show
001-013. #914. Hollywood (1980, Kevin Brownlow)
014. #037. Fehérlófia (1981)
015. #500. Styles Wars (1983)
016. #501. Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952)
017-22. #425. Tih Minh (1918)
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#037. Fehérlófia (1981)
#425. Tih Minh (1918)
#500. Styles Wars (1983)
#501. Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952)
#914. Hollywood (1980, Kevin Brownlow)

Beginning of challenge, 500<400: 103/500, ranked #193

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Post by filmbantha » January 25th, 2020, 8:19 am

72aicm wrote:
January 24th, 2020, 11:42 pm
085. #525 Pidä huivista kiinni, Tatjana (1994)
086. #759 Schalcken the Painter (1979)
087. #778 El incidente (2014) (added to my list)
Always pleased to see more support for El Incidente! Glad you enjoyed it. Also happy to see you added Metro Manila and Lawn Dogs to your list during this challenge. These are three of my favourites :cheers: :banana:

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Post by weirdboy » January 25th, 2020, 9:16 am

I've been rather busy lately, but I have managed to sneak a few points in for this particular challenge.

1-5. Acht Stunden sind kein Tag AKA Eight Hours Don't Make a Day (1972) - Rainer Werner Fassbinder [TV miniseries] 8/10
6. Camp de Thiaroye (1988) - Ousmane Sembene, Thierno Faty Sow [re-watch] 9/10

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Post by sol » January 25th, 2020, 9:24 am

Uncut GemsShow
1. One Point O (2004)
2. Girlfriends (1978)
3. Meantime (1983)
4. 4 Little Girls (1997)
5. Lean on Pete (2017)
6. Plunder Road (1957)
7. The Balkan Spy (1984)
8. Storm Warning. (1951)
9. The Last Wagon (1956)
10. Ogre of Athens (1956)
11. Mysterious Island (1961)
12. Mea Maxima Culpa (2012)
13. Popcorn. (1991)
14. Pushover (1954)
15. Eye of the Needle (1981)
16. Tall in the Saddle (1944)
17. The Pasty (1928)
18. Suburbia. (1983)
19. Too Late for Tears (1949)
20. Ladybird, Ladybird (1994)
21. The Laramie Project (2002)
22. A Dance in the Rain. (1961)
23. The Bedford Incident (1965)
24. Crime and Punishment (1935)
25. Jazz on a Summer's Day (1959)
26. The Flying Luna Clipper (1987)
27. The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)
28. The Blood on Satan's Claw (1971)
29. Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952)
30. History Is Made At Night (1937)
31. How to Die in Oregon (2011)
32. HyperNormalisation (2016)
33. Home from the Hill (1960)
34. Young Aphrodites (1963)
35. Too Late Blues (1961)
36. City of Hope (1991)
37. The Tracker (2002)
38. A Dark Song (2016)
39. Grown-Ups (1980)
40. Style Wars (1983)
41. The Raid (1954)

42. Rawhide (1951)

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An intense Wild West thriller. Hugh Marlowe is appropriately daunting as the smooth-talking, "never underestimate your enemy"-professing gang leader while Jack Elam is positively creepy as the underling who Marlowe has the hardest time reigning in. A toddler character works really well as the gang unexpectedly bond with her, which makes it hard for them to maintain their distance. Susan Hayward also brings real spunk as the damsel in distress.

Will I be adding this film to my 500<400 list? Yes. Don't judge this one based on its title or misleading poster.
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Post by funkybusiness » January 25th, 2020, 11:02 am

23. #601. Jim Shvante (marili svanets) (1930)
172/1000Show
001-013. #914. Hollywood (1980)
014. #037. Fehérlófia (1981)
015. #500. Styles Wars (1983)
016. #501. Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952)
017-22. #425. Tih Minh (1918)
23. #601. Jim Shvante (marili svanets) (1930)
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#037. Fehérlófia (1981)
#425. Tih Minh (1918)
#500. Styles Wars (1983)
#501. Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952)
#601. Jim Shvante (marili svanets) (1930)
#914. Hollywood (1980, Kevin Brownlow)

Beginning of challenge, 500<400: 103/500, ranked #193

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Post by Traveller » January 25th, 2020, 4:34 pm

49. Araya (1959) - 6/10
50. Death of a Bureaucrat (1966) - 7/10
51. Blood of the Condor (1969) - 6/10
52. The Counterfeit Coin (1955) - 7/10
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Post by jdidaco » January 25th, 2020, 9:57 pm

15. Crime and Punishment (Josef von Sternberg, 1935) 8/10
16. A Dark Song (Liam Gavin, 2016) 5/10

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1. Vertical Features Remake (Peter Greenaway, 1978) 9/10 (RV)
2. Nothing (Vincenzo Natali, 2003) 5.5/10
3. The Stone Tape (Peter Sasdy, 1972) 7.5/10
4. Liza, a rókatündér (Liza the Fox-Fairy, Károly Ujj Mészáros, 2015) 6.5/10
5. Haze (Shinya Tsukamoto, 2005) 7.5/10
6. Samâ taimu mashin burûsu (Summer Time Machine Blues, Katsuyuki Motohiro, 2005) 5.5/10
7. Urusei Yatsura 2: Byûtifuru dorîmâ (Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer, Mamoru Oshii, 1984) 8/10
8. Le fleuve aux grandes eaux/The Mighty River (Frédéric Back, 1993) 9/10 (24 min) (RV), Smale spor av et århundre (Where the Trains Used to Go, Morten Skallerud, 2003) 7/10 (4 min), Pan-dane to Tamago-hime (Mr. Dough and the Egg Princess, Hayao Miyazaki, 2010) 8.5/10 (11 min), World of Tomorrow Episode Two: The Burden of Other People's Thoughts (Don Hertzfeldt, 2017) 7.5/10 (23 min) (Total: 62 min)
9. Plastic Bag (Ramin Bahrani, 2009) 7.5/10 (18 min), 2012 (Takashi Makino, 2013) 9/10 (30 min), This House Has People in It (Alan Resnick, 2016) 7/10 (12 min) (Total: 60 min)
10. Closet Monster (Stephen Dunn, 2015) 7/10
11. Wax, or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees (David Blair, 1991) 7/10
12. Marti, dupã Crãciun (Tuesday, After Christmas, Radu Muntean, 2010) 8/10
13. Go West (Len Powers, 1923) 5/10 (12 min), Jack Frost (Ub Iwerks & Shamus Culhane & Al Eugster, 1934) 7.5/10 (9 min), Hamsarayan (The Chorus, Abbas Kiarostami, 1982) 8/10 (16 min), Aphex Twin: Come to Daddy (Chris Cunningham, 1997) 5.5/10 (6 min), Le chapeau/The Hat (Michèle Cournoyer, 1999) 9.5/10 (6 min) (RV), Fugue (Georges Schwizgebel, 1999) 9/10 (7 min) (RV), J'attendrai le suivant... (I'll Wait for the Next One..., Philippe Orreindy, 2002) 4.5/10 (4 min) (Total: 60 min)
14. El incidente (The Incident, Isaac Ezban, 2014) 6/10

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Post by 72aicm » January 25th, 2020, 9:58 pm

088. #781 From Hell to Texas (1958)
089. #789 Baxter, Vera Baxter (1977)
090. #844 Das Millionenspiel (1970)
091. #892 Symptoms (1974)
092. #922 Possible Worlds (2000)
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#128 La religieuse (1966)
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#199

Post by sol » January 26th, 2020, 3:28 am

Uncut GemsShow
1. One Point O (2004)
2. Girlfriends (1978)
3. Meantime (1983)
4. 4 Little Girls (1997)
5. Lean on Pete (2017)
6. Plunder Road (1957)
7. The Balkan Spy (1984)
8. Storm Warning. (1951)
9. The Last Wagon (1956)
10. Ogre of Athens (1956)
11. Mysterious Island (1961)
12. Mea Maxima Culpa (2012)
13. Popcorn. (1991)
14. Pushover (1954)
15. Eye of the Needle (1981)
16. Tall in the Saddle (1944)
17. The Pasty (1928)
18. Suburbia. (1983)
19. Too Late for Tears (1949)
20. Ladybird, Ladybird (1994)
21. The Laramie Project (2002)
22. A Dance in the Rain. (1961)
23. The Bedford Incident (1965)
24. Crime and Punishment (1935)
25. Jazz on a Summer's Day (1959)
26. The Flying Luna Clipper (1987)
27. The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)
28. The Blood on Satan's Claw (1971)
29. Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952)
30. History Is Made At Night (1937)
31. How to Die in Oregon (2011)
32. HyperNormalisation (2016)
33. Home from the Hill (1960)
34. Young Aphrodites (1963)
35. Too Late Blues (1961)
36. City of Hope (1991)
37. The Tracker (2002)
38. A Dark Song (2016)
39. Grown-Ups (1980)
40. Style Wars (1983)
41. The Raid (1954)
42. Rawhide (1951)

43. Ramrod (1947)

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I found the story turns here to be pretty melodramatic, like a soap opera with guns. An alluring Veronica Lake shines; she is absent from significant stretches of the film though as focus turns to an intimidating Preston Foster and Joel McCrea. They do what they can in their respective roles, but a film actually focused on Lake's pursuits would have been divine - or "I'm going to make a life of my own; and, being a woman, I won't have to use guns".

Will I be adding this film to my 500<400 list? No. This wasn't for me.
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Post by sol » January 26th, 2020, 5:23 am

Uncut GemsShow
1. One Point O (2004)
2. Girlfriends (1978)
3. Meantime (1983)
4. 4 Little Girls (1997)
5. Lean on Pete (2017)
6. Plunder Road (1957)
7. The Balkan Spy (1984)
8. Storm Warning. (1951)
9. The Last Wagon (1956)
10. Ogre of Athens (1956)
11. Mysterious Island (1961)
12. Mea Maxima Culpa (2012)
13. Popcorn. (1991)
14. Pushover (1954)
15. Eye of the Needle (1981)
16. Tall in the Saddle (1944)
17. The Pasty (1928)
18. Suburbia. (1983)
19. Too Late for Tears (1949)
20. Ladybird, Ladybird (1994)
21. The Laramie Project (2002)
22. A Dance in the Rain. (1961)
23. The Bedford Incident (1965)
24. Crime and Punishment (1935)
25. Jazz on a Summer's Day (1959)
26. The Flying Luna Clipper (1987)
27. The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)
28. The Blood on Satan's Claw (1971)
29. Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952)
30. History Is Made At Night (1937)
31. How to Die in Oregon (2011)
32. HyperNormalisation (2016)
33. Home from the Hill (1960)
34. Young Aphrodites (1963)
35. Too Late Blues (1961)
36. City of Hope (1991)
37. The Tracker (2002)
38. A Dark Song (2016)
39. Grown-Ups (1980)
40. Style Wars (1983)
41. The Raid (1954)
42. Rawhide (1951)
43. Ramrod (1947)

44. Variety (1925)

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Photographed by the amazing Karl Freund, this looks great with daunting darkened corridors and unusual low camera angles throughout. There are also some great dissolve edit effects, mostly notably a shot of a man's listening ear cut against the female trapeze artist's footsteps, the shot above and lead Emil Jannings imaging a grisly airborne revenge. The story though is average at best, and the prison prologue really telegraphs where things are going.

Will I be adding this film to my 500<400 list? No. Well crafted but not the most impacting silent film that I have seen.
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