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Directed by WomenShow
1. Hustlers (2019)
2. So Pretty (2019)
3. Third Star (2010)
4. Sleepwalk (1986)
5. The Bookshop (2017)
6. History Lessons (1972)
7. Terminal Island (1973)
8. Too Late to Die Young (2018)
9. Home for the Holidays (1995)
10. Honey Boy (2019)
11a. UFO's (1972) 3m
11b. Shulie (1997) 37m
11c. Suspense (1913) 10m
11d. Strings (1991) 10 = 60 total
12. The Ballad of Little Jo (1993)
13. Beware the Slenderman (2016)
14. Grow Up, Tony Phillips (2013)
15. Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)
16. Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
17. A Dry White Season (1989)
18. Queen & Slim (2019)
19. Obvious Child (2014)
20. One for the Money (2012)
21. Roadside Prophets (1992)
22. Monkey Business (1998)
23. Salaam Bombay! (1988)
24. American Honey (2016)
25. American Dream (1990)
26. American Factory (2019)
27. The Whole Truth (2015)
28. 28 Days (2000)
29. Whip It (2009)
30. Merrily We Go to Hell (1932)
31. The Daughters of Fire (2018)
32. Viceroy's House (2017)
33. The Polka King (2017)
34. Ripley's Game (2002)
35. The Late Shift (1996)
36. River of Grass (1994)
37. Desert Hearts (1985)
38. Eve's Bayou (1997)
39. Sherrybaby (2006)
40. India Song (1975)
41. Cookie (1989)
42. Thin Ice (2011)
43. Hot Pursuit (2015)

44. A League Of Their Own (1992)

Directed by Penny Marshall

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There is lots of great fake newsreel footage here and the politics at hand are interesting. Alas, the focus here is largely goofy comedy with a naughty son's mischief quickly tiring. It is also feels wrong that Tom Hanks as the team's coach has the most screen time and most thoroughly developed character when his character arc is dull and predictable. Also this is, after all, meant to be about the women playing, not the men on the side.
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Post by blueboybob » March 31st, 2020, 12:31 pm

33. Heart of a Dog (2015)
34. Divorce Iranian Style (1998)
35. Gilane (2005)
36. Nathalie Granger (1972)
37. Reason Over Passion (1969)
38. XXY (2007)
39. Romance (1999)

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Post by sol » March 31st, 2020, 12:34 pm

blueboybob wrote:
March 31st, 2020, 12:31 pm
33. Heart of a Dog (2015)
34. Divorce Iranian Style (1998)
35. Gilane (2005)
36. Nathalie Granger (1972)
37. Reason Over Passion (1969)
38. XXY (2007)
39. Romance (1999)
Tsk, tsk, 7 films in 14 hours. Time to leave the house? Oh wait. Forgot that most of the developed world outside of Australia is in lockdown. :unsure:
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Post by sol » March 31st, 2020, 12:38 pm

My pathetic attempt to outdo the self-isolating iCMersShow
1. Hustlers (2019)
2. So Pretty (2019)
3. Third Star (2010)
4. Sleepwalk (1986)
5. The Bookshop (2017)
6. History Lessons (1972)
7. Terminal Island (1973)
8. Too Late to Die Young (2018)
9. Home for the Holidays (1995)
10. Honey Boy (2019)
11a. UFO's (1972) 3m
11b. Shulie (1997) 37m
11c. Suspense (1913) 10m
11d. Strings (1991) 10 = 60 total
12. The Ballad of Little Jo (1993)
13. Beware the Slenderman (2016)
14. Grow Up, Tony Phillips (2013)
15. Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)
16. Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
17. A Dry White Season (1989)
18. Queen & Slim (2019)
19. Obvious Child (2014)
20. One for the Money (2012)
21. Roadside Prophets (1992)
22. Monkey Business (1998)
23. Salaam Bombay! (1988)
24. American Honey (2016)
25. American Dream (1990)
26. American Factory (2019)
27. The Whole Truth (2015)
28. 28 Days (2000)
29. Whip It (2009)
30. Merrily We Go to Hell (1932)
31. The Daughters of Fire (2018)
32. Viceroy's House (2017)
33. The Polka King (2017)
34. Ripley's Game (2002)
35. The Late Shift (1996)
36. River of Grass (1994)
37. Desert Hearts (1985)
38. Eve's Bayou (1997)
39. Sherrybaby (2006)
40. India Song (1975)
41. Cookie (1989)
42. Thin Ice (2011)
43. Hot Pursuit (2015)
44. A League Of Their Own (1992)

45. Abducted in Plain Sight (2017)

Directed by Skye Borgman

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This documentary has drawn some criticism since it excuses the victim's parents who allowed her abuse to go on, yet the focus of the film is how trusting they were and how the 1970s were such a different time. It make you wonder if something like this could still happen today. The project also benefits from superb home video style reenactments throughout that perfectly illustrate all the insecurities and emotions that the interviewees share.
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Post by flavo5000 » March 31st, 2020, 12:48 pm

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97. Mississippi Grind (Anna Boden + a guy, 2015)

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98. Black Mirror: Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too (Anne Sewitsky, 2019)

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99. The Ranger (Jenn Wexler, 2018)

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100. Code Blue (Urszula Antoniak, 2011)

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101. Not Wanted a.k.a. The Wrong Rut (Ida Lupino, 1949)
So I've seen just about all of Ida Lupino's films but still wanted to work one into the challenge somehow and came across this interesting oddity. It's basically a roadshow version of Not Wanted, her unwed mother story, that some exploitation producers released in the '50s with added in-color Caesarean birth footage about 2/3 of the way in that feels wildly out of place with the rest of the movie. Honestly other than as a bizarre curio of the exploitation roadshow days, there's really no reason to watch this version.
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1. Ghost Stories (Zoya Akhtar+others, 2020)
2. Beautiful Thing (Hettie MacDonald, 1996)
3. Wine Country (Amy Poehler, 2019)
4. Nude on the Moon (Doris Wishman + some dude, 1961)
5. Kissed (Lynne Stopkewich, 1996)
6. A Time for Burning (Barbara Connell + some dude, 1967)
7. Malcolm (Nadia Tass, 1986)
8. Dark Touch (Marina De Van, 2013)
9. American Playhouse: Waiting for the Moon (Jill Godmilow, 1987)
10. Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance (Alanis Obomsawin, 1993)
11. The Polka King (Maya Forbes, 2017)
12. Clickbait (Sophia Cacciola + some guy, 2019)
13. Brussels Loops (Shirley Clarke + others)
14. I Remember You (Claudia Sparrow, 2015)
15. Village Rockstars (Rima Das, 2017)
16. The Proposal (Anne Fletcher, 2009)
17. She, the Ultimate Weapon: Another Love Song (Mitsuko Kase, 2005)
18. Dolly Dearest (Maria Lease, 1991)
19. 36 Chowringhee Lane (Aparna Sen, 1981)
20. A Death in the Gunj (Konkona Sen Sharma, 2016)
21. Spellbinder (Janet Greek, 1988)
22. Talaash (Reema Kagli, 2012)
23. Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (Cathy Yan, 2020)
24-27. Pretear E1-12 (Kiyoko Sayama, 2001)
28. Shirley Clarke Documentary Shorts: Bridges-Go-Round 1 & 2 (1958), Scary Time (1960), Tongues (1982), 24 Frames Per Second (1977), Three Video Variations on 24 Frames Per Second (1977)
29. More Shirley Clarke: Savage/Love (1981), Skyscraper (1960), Butterfly (1967), Dance in the Sun (1953)
30. Shirley Clarke Dance Films: Fear Flight (1953), Dance Tests (1953), In Paris Parks + Outtakes (1954), Rose & the Players 1 & 2 (1956)
31a. More Shirley Clarke Dance Films: This Is Not In Paris Parks (1954), Decroux (1955), Bullfight + Outtakes (1955), A Moment in Love (1956)
31b. Pretear E13 (Kiyoko Sayama, 2001)
32a. Four Journeys Into Mystic Time (Shirley Clarke, 1978)
32b. Jelly Roll Morton (Shirley Clarke, 1952)
33. #Horror (Tara Subkoff, 2015)
34. Mary Jane's Not a Virgin Anymore (Sarah Jacobson, 1996)
35a. Technicolor-Yawn-Fluffy (Sarah Jacobson, 1996)
35b. I Was a Teenage Serial Killer (Sarah Jacobson, 1993)
35c. Man or Astroman? - Spferic Waves (Sarah Jacobson, 1995)
36. Scarlet Diva (Asia Argento, 2000)
37. The Strangeness (Melanie Anne Phillips, 1987)
38. Red Riding Hood (Catherine Hardwicke, 2011)
39. Crazy Bitches (Jane Clark, 2014)
40. Vazante (Daniela Thomas, 2017)
41. Poison Ivy II (Anne Goursaud, 1996)
42. The Intern (Nancy Meyers, 2015)
43. Black Mirror: Arkangel (Jodie Foster, 2017)
44. Stripped to Kill (Katt Shea, 1987)
45. Underworld: Blood Wars (Anna Foerster, 2016)
46. Nothing Personal (Urszula Antoniak, 2009)
47. It's Complicated (Nancy Meyers, 2009)
48. High School! Kimengumi Movie (Makoto Moriwaki, 1986)
49. The Pirate Fairy (Peggy Holmes, 2014)
50. The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning (Peggy Holmes, 2008)
51. The Kids Are All Right (Lisa Cholodenko, 2010)
52-55. Ao Haru Ride a.k.a. Blue Spring Ride E1-12 (Ai Yoshimura, 2014)
56. 20,000 Days on Earth (Jane Pollard+etc, 2014)
57. Antonia's Line (Marleen Gorris, 1995)
58. The Voices (Marjane Satrapi, 2014)
59. Få meg på, for faen a.k.a. Turn Me On, Dammit! (Jannicke Systad Jacobsen, 2011)
60. Soulmate (Axelle Carolyn, 2013)
61. The Miseducation of Cameron Post (Desiree Akhavan, 2018)
62. Confetti (Debbie Isitt, 2006)
63a. Making of 'Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains' (Sarah Jacobson, 2004)
63b. Road Movie, or What I Learned in a Buick Station Wagon (Sarah Jacobson, 1991)
63c. Sweet Miss (Sarah Jacobson, 1988)
63d. Superdyke Meets Madame X (Barbara Hammer, 1976)
63e. Fuses (Carolee Schneemann, 1969)
64. She Must Be Seeing Things (Sheila McLaughlin, 1987)
65. Slumber Party Massacre II (Deborah Brock, 1987)
66. Slumber Party Massacre III (Sally Mattison, 1990)
67. Money Monster (Jodie Foster, 2016)
68a. I Am Somebody (Madeline Anderson, 1970)
68b. Suzanne, Suzanne (Camille Billops + man, 1982)
68c. Lights (Marie Menken, 1966)
69. I Believe in Unicorns (Leah Meyerhoff, 2014)
70. Bridget Jones's Baby (Sharon Maguire, 2016)
71. The Mafu Cage (Karen Arthur, 1978)
72. Aala Kaf Ifrit a.k.a. Beauty & the Dogs (Kaouther Ben Hania, 2017)
73. Blood and Chocolate (Katja von Garnier, 2007)
74. Upperdog (Sara Johnsen, 2009)
75. Dark Angel: The Ascent (Linda Hassani, 1994)
80. A Wrinkle in Time (Ava DuVernay, 2018)
81. Tore tanzt a.k.a. Nothing Bad Can Happen (Katrin Gebbe, 2013)
82. Critters 3 (Kristine Peterson, 1991)
83. Megane a.k.a. Glasses (Naoko Ogigami, 2007)
84-87a. Ristorante Paradiso E1-11 (Mitsuko Kase, 2009)
87b. Blue Spring Ride OVA E1 (Ai Yoshimura, 2014)
88a. Blue Spring Ride OVA E2 (Ai Yoshimura, 2014)
88b. Rakusho! Hyper Doll E1-2 (Makoto Moriwaki, 1995)
89. Water (Deepa Mehta, 2005)
90. Blue Steel (Kathryn Bigelow, 1989)
91. The Oracle (Roberta Findlay, 1985)
92. Deadly Dreams (Kristine Peterson, 1988)
93. DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games (Cecilia Aranovich, 2017)
94. The Corporation (Jennifer Abbott & etc, 2003)
95. Secret of the Wings (Peggy Holmes & a guy disturbingly named Bobs... with an 's'..., 2012)
96. Valley Girl (Martha Coolidge, 1983)
97. Mississippi Grind (Anna Boden + a guy, 2015)
98. Black Mirror: Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too (Anne Sewitsky, 2019)
99. The Ranger (Jenn Wexler, 2018)
100. Code Blue (Urszula Antoniak, 2011)
101. Not Wanted a.k.a. The Wrong Rut (Ida Lupino, 1949)

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Post by albajos » March 31st, 2020, 1:37 pm

I have almost not posted since March 8th, but there has only been a handful since then

11. 27 Dresses (2008) Anne Fletcher USA 12 324 checks
12. Afsporet (1942) Bodil Ipsen, Lau Lauritzen Denmark 17 checks [double]
13. Baronessen fra benzintanken (1960) Annelise Reenberg Denmark 171 checks
14. The Bookshop (2017) Isabel Coixet Spain | UK | Germany 1 official list 350 checks

It's raining women, hallelujahShow
01. Charlie's Angels (2019) Elizabeth Banks USA 269 checks
02. Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Cathy Yan USA 1 official list 657 checks [double]
03. Hustlers (2019) Lorene Scafaria USA 1 official list 657 checks [double]
04. Whip It (2009) Drew Barrymore USA 8 156 checks
05-08. Hillary (2020) Nanette Burstein USA 2 checks
09. Tiny Furniture (2010) Lena Dunham USA 1 official list 2 583 checks
10. The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) Susanna Fogel Canada | USA 1 071 checks
11. 27 Dresses (2008) Anne Fletcher USA 12 324 checks
12. Afsporet (1942) Bodil Ipsen, Lau Lauritzen Denmark 17 checks [double]
13. Baronessen fra benzintanken (1960) Annelise Reenberg Denmark 171 checks
14. The Bookshop (2017) Isabel Coixet Spain | UK | Germany 1 official list 350 checks

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Post by OldAle1 » March 31st, 2020, 1:40 pm

As Good As Any Man...no, BetterShow
1. Talaash (Reema Kagti, 2012)
2. Siesta (Mary Lambert, 1987) (re-watch)
3. Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (Cathy Yan, 2020) (cinema)

4-5. Star Trek: Picard 3 episodes 44+43+42=129 minutes

a) Episode 1 "Remembrance" (Hanelle M. Culpepper, 2020)
b) Episode 2 "Maps and Legends" (Hanelle M. Culpepper, 2020)
c) Episode 3 "The End is the Beginning" (Hanelle M. Culpepper, 2020)

6. Portrait de la jeune fille en feu / Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Céline Sciamma, 2019) (cinema)
7. Naissance des pieuvres / Water Lilies (Céline Sciamma, 2007)
8. Talvar / Guilty (Meghna Gulzar, 2015)
9. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes - Episode 2 - "The Dying Detective" (Sarah Hellings, 1994)
10. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes - Episode 4 - "The Red Circle" (Sarah Hellings, 1994)
11. Blue Steel (Kathryn Bigelow, 1990) (re-watch)
12. Wanda (Barbara Loden, 1970)
13. Street Corner (Muriel Box, 1953)
14. Eyewitness (Muriel Box, 1956)
15. Mi vida loca (Allison Anders, 1993)
16. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes - Episode 6 - "The Cardboard Box" (Sarah Hellings, 1994)
17. Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (Mira Nair, 1996, USA/INDIA /UK/Japan/Germany)
18. Subway in the Sky (Muriel Box, 1959)
19. Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (Pamela B. Green, 2018)
20. The Ocean Waif (Alice Guy, 1916)
21. Star Trek: Picard - Episode 6 "The Impossible Box" (Maja Vrvilo, 2020)
22. Star Trek: Picard - Episode 8 "Broken Pieces" (Maja Vrvilo, 2020)
23. Hollywood Vice Squad (Penelope Spheeris, 1986)

This is for the most part a cheesy exploitation film, typical of it's era; as you'd expect from this director there's lots of music, and it's reasonably well used, and it's got a good second-tier star cast including Ronny Cox, Frank Gorshin, Leon Isaac Kennedy and Carrie Fisher - the main reason I saw this, she was probably my first celebrity crush. Anyway you basically have two teams of vice squad cops in two unrelated stories (weird - you'd expect they'd come together in some fashion at the end): Fisher and her team are trying to bust a pornography director who they think might be using underaged performers and coercion/violence, and the other team that includes Kennedy and Cec Verrell is going after Gorshin's prostitution business. Really nice use of Los Angeles locations, definitely has some of both the grungy parts of the city and the shallow glitz on display, but ultimately rather boring, without enough of those exploitative elements like nudity or violence to really stand out.

24. Guncrazy (Tamra Davis, 1992)

Been too long since I've seen Joseph H. Lewis' cult classic Gun Crazy (1950) to be able to say if there's anything beyond the title as a real inspiration here; to me this is more reminiscent of other girls-on-the-run with/without bad boys flicks of the same period like The Legend of Billie Jean from a few years earlier, or Freeway which came a few years later. So part of the rural-set or road-movie branch of the neo-noir movement? Anyway, regardless of where this fits in genre-wise, it's pretty mediocre and dull. Drew Barrymore is a teenager in an awful little town living in a trailer with the abusive boyfriend of her absent mother, who writes to a convict (the utterly bland James Le Gros) as part of a school pen-pal project. When he saves a guard's life, he's paroled on the condition of getting a job with preacher/mechanic Billy Drago but things soon turn dark of course and the couple is on the run with several bodies behind them. There seems to be a clear intent to make some statements about good and evil and what a person's "soul" is compared to what their actions show - the town is called Hell and the preacher's sermons on the subject, etc, but it doesn't add up to anything deeper than a petri dish in the end. Drew's pretty sexy and I always like Drago but that's not nearly enough to make this really worthwhile.

25. Tees Maar Khan (Farah Khan, 2010)

OK so this one has a 2.5 rating on IMDb - perfect for the low ratings challenge in a few months if you're reading this. And that's where it belongs; while I trust IMDb ratings for contemporary Bollywood films even less than I do for most films, sometimes they're on the money. This is an absolutely unbearable crime-comedy about India's most notorious criminal (the name is the title) planning a train robbery in some small town dump while pretending to make a movie starring his girlfriend and one of India's biggest stars who he's suckered into believing will be up for an Oscar for it. This is obviously trying to satirize Bollywood but it's so broad and frenetic (a positive in some ways - it's only just over 2 hours long) that the jokes all fall flat or just zip by too quickly, at least for someone who's not that in up on the industry. But given the across-the-board hatred for this film it seems even Indians who love their pop films aren't impressed. This fits almost every negative stereotype most of us probably have about Bollywood - I mean this picture pretty much says it all

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The whole film ultimately seems thrown together just to showcase the very repetitive music and the mugging and sexy dancing respectively of stars Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif. Oh and there's some rather irritating gay stereotyping going on though at the end of the film it's not clear if it's meant to be positive or negative - it comes across poorly to me but I get the sense that the filmmakers might have thought they were being progressive. Anyway, complete garbage.

26. 36 Chowringhee Lane (Aparna Sen, 1981)

Sen's first film as writer/director is a bleak, depressing story of a 60ish Anglo-Indian teacher (Jennifer Kendall) at an English-language girls' school in Calcutta, reflecting back on her memories of a lost love in WWII, family that have moved on and left her, etc, all while transitioning from teaching her beloved Shakespeare to the "less stressful" grammar that her new principal thinks will suit her better. Her only real joy besides Shakespeare (which her students don't seem to care much about) is her cat, and she lives a life of isolation until a chance run-in with an ex-student brings her a brief friendship with the student and her writer fiancee. Her diabetic older brother is dying, and the one other family member she's close to, a niece, has moved far away and invites her to move also, but this friendship with these young people seems to give her a new lease on life...for a little while. A really gloomy story about getting old and being alone, this hit me pretty hard; it's a really solid film but probably not something I'd have watched right now had I bothered to read up on the plot.

27. Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. (Reema Kagti, 2007)

I watched Kagti's later noirish crime film Talaash earlier this month and liked it a fair amount, so this rom-com (so it looks like from the ads and such anyway) had some appeal. It's a bit different than what I expected, ultimately being more dramatic and less funny, and I'd say drama with romantic-and-weird elements would be a better descriptor. The weird elements are what make it fairly enjoyable to me - we have a bunch of couples on a bus going to Goa for their honeymoons, and by the end of the film two of the men are starting to acknowledge their attraction to each other (pretty progressive for India at the time I'm guessing), one of the women has shown herself to be an expert martial artist, and another couple turn out to be superheroes. I guess for some this stuff might undercut the more dramatic elements about how couples get together or stay together (one pair are middle aged and have been together for years) but to me it made for an interesting melange of realism and fantasy. No great shakes at all but pretty watchable, with only a couple of song/dance numbers and a run time of just over 2 hours.

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35. Girlhood (2014, Sciamma) 8
36. High Life (2018, Denis) 7
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Post by sol » March 31st, 2020, 2:39 pm

My pathetic attempt to outdo the self-isolating iCMersShow
1. Hustlers (2019)
2. So Pretty (2019)
3. Third Star (2010)
4. Sleepwalk (1986)
5. The Bookshop (2017)
6. History Lessons (1972)
7. Terminal Island (1973)
8. Too Late to Die Young (2018)
9. Home for the Holidays (1995)
10. Honey Boy (2019)
11a. UFO's (1972) 3m
11b. Shulie (1997) 37m
11c. Suspense (1913) 10m
11d. Strings (1991) 10 = 60 total
12. The Ballad of Little Jo (1993)
13. Beware the Slenderman (2016)
14. Grow Up, Tony Phillips (2013)
15. Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)
16. Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
17. A Dry White Season (1989)
18. Queen & Slim (2019)
19. Obvious Child (2014)
20. One for the Money (2012)
21. Roadside Prophets (1992)
22. Monkey Business (1998)
23. Salaam Bombay! (1988)
24. American Honey (2016)
25. American Dream (1990)
26. American Factory (2019)
27. The Whole Truth (2015)
28. 28 Days (2000)
29. Whip It (2009)
30. Merrily We Go to Hell (1932)
31. The Daughters of Fire (2018)
32. Viceroy's House (2017)
33. The Polka King (2017)
34. Ripley's Game (2002)
35. The Late Shift (1996)
36. River of Grass (1994)
37. Desert Hearts (1985)
38. Eve's Bayou (1997)
39. Sherrybaby (2006)
40. India Song (1975)
41. Cookie (1989)
42. Thin Ice (2011)
43. Hot Pursuit (2015)
44. A League Of Their Own (1992)
45. Abducted in Plain Sight (2017)

46. The Ladies Club (1986)

Directed by Janet Greek

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Far from your average rape/revenge movie, a group of victims form a support group here and decide to kidnap and surgically castrate repeat rapists. This is a very angry movie, and while the anger at a legal system that lets men off the hook too easily only works if you really believe that the system is that corrupt, all of the anger aimed at the dismissive male relatives of rape victims resonates. Lots of creative and stylish editing throughout too.
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Post by sol » March 31st, 2020, 3:26 pm

My pathetic attempt to outdo the self-isolating iCMersShow
1. Hustlers (2019)
2. So Pretty (2019)
3. Third Star (2010)
4. Sleepwalk (1986)
5. The Bookshop (2017)
6. History Lessons (1972)
7. Terminal Island (1973)
8. Too Late to Die Young (2018)
9. Home for the Holidays (1995)
10. Honey Boy (2019)
11a. UFO's (1972) 3m
11b. Shulie (1997) 37m
11c. Suspense (1913) 10m
11d. Strings (1991) 10 = 60 total
12. The Ballad of Little Jo (1993)
13. Beware the Slenderman (2016)
14. Grow Up, Tony Phillips (2013)
15. Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)
16. Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
17. A Dry White Season (1989)
18. Queen & Slim (2019)
19. Obvious Child (2014)
20. One for the Money (2012)
21. Roadside Prophets (1992)
22. Monkey Business (1998)
23. Salaam Bombay! (1988)
24. American Honey (2016)
25. American Dream (1990)
26. American Factory (2019)
27. The Whole Truth (2015)
28. 28 Days (2000)
29. Whip It (2009)
30. Merrily We Go to Hell (1932)
31. The Daughters of Fire (2018)
32. Viceroy's House (2017)
33. The Polka King (2017)
34. Ripley's Game (2002)
35. The Late Shift (1996)
36. River of Grass (1994)
37. Desert Hearts (1985)
38. Eve's Bayou (1997)
39. Sherrybaby (2006)
40. India Song (1975)
41. Cookie (1989)
42. Thin Ice (2011)
43. Hot Pursuit (2015)
44. A League Of Their Own (1992)
45. Abducted in Plain Sight (2017)
46. The Ladies Club (1986)

47. Reassemblage: From the Firelight to the Screen (1983)

Directed by T. Minh-ha Trinh

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While the agenda here seems a bit all over the place (it's partially about women having important role as fire-makers, partially about whether all nudity is automatically pornographic, partially about the dangers of assigning meaning to every image), this is pretty interesting stuff whatever the case. The film basically showcases carefree Senegalese natives with the director offering occasional commentary. It's all pretty engaging when one gets over the initially jarring audio cut-outs and so on. All in all, I would consider this to be a strong film to end this Challenge on.

So yeah, that's it for me. Thanks for hosting, allison. It's been difficult trying to remain in the top 5 for the challenge while having to go to work every day while many others self-isolate, but I've seen some really great stuff while cramming tons in. Let's see if I get overtaken. :whistling: I did my best. :unsure:
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Post by India Istanbul » March 31st, 2020, 5:54 pm

17. Embrace dir. by Taryn Brumfitt (2011)
18. A Question of Humanity dir. by Heather Angel Chandler (2017)

Total: 18 points
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1. Frozen co-directed by Jennifer Lee (2013)
2. Outrage dir. by Ida Lupino (1950)
3. Hard Fast & Beautiful dir. by Ida Lupino (1951)
4. The Watermelon Woman dir. b Cheryl Dunye(1997)
5. Bridegroom dir. by Linda Bloodworth Thomason (2013)
6. How To Lose Your Virginity dir. by Therese Schecter (2013)
7. The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo dir. by Lisa S. Jackson (2007)
8. Grease 2 dir. by Patricia Birch (1982)
9. The Price of Sex dir. by Mimi Chakarova (2011)
10. On the Streets dir. by Lisa Biagiotti (2017)
11. Howard Stern's Private Parts dir. by Betty Thomas (1997)
12. Thin dir. by Lauren Greenfield (2006)
13. There's Something Wrong With Aunt DIane dir. by Liz Gerbus (2011)
14. Beer is Cheaper Than Therapy dir. by Simone de Vries (2011)
15. Forgiveness: Act I dir. by Helen Whitney (2011)
16. Forgiveness: Act 2 dir. Helen Whitney (2011)



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Post by jdidaco » March 31st, 2020, 6:10 pm

(Screenshots from 'Faa gai si doi' &, oh, what a way to end my month, 'Travolta et moi'),

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41. The Working Girls (Stephanie Rothman, 1974) 7.5/10
42. Old Boyfriends (Joan Tewkesbury, 1979) 7/10
43. City Girl (Martha Coolidge, 1984) 8/10
44. Faa gai si doi (My Name Ain't Suzie, Angela Chan, 1985) 9/10
45. Pan Jin Lian zhi qian shi jin sheng (The Reincarnation of Golden Lotus, Clara Law, 1989) 7.5/10
46. Ke tu qiu hen (Song of the Exile, Ann Hui, 1990) 8/10
47. Keep It for Yourself (Claire Denis, 1991) 8/10
48. Travolta et moi (Travolta and Me, Patricia Mazuy, 1993) 10/10 (l)

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That's it for me, thanks again for hosting, allison!

!seen 48

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1. The Dumb Girl of Portici (Lois Weber & Phillips Smalley, 1916) 8/10
2. Broadway Love (Ida May Park, 1918) 6.5/10
3. Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed (The Adventures of Prince Achmed, Lotte Reiniger & Carl Koch, 1926) 10/10 (RV)
4. Linda (Dorothy Davenport, 1929) 8/10
5. De røde enge (Red Meadows, Bodil Ipsen & Lau Lauritzen, 1945) 8/10
6. Passages from James Joyce's Finnegans Wake (Mary Ellen Bute, 1966) 8/10
7. The Dark Side of Tomorrow (Barbara Peeters & Jack Deerson, 1970) 7/10
8. Geschichten vom Kübelkind (Tales of the Dumpster Kid, Ula Stöckl & Edgar Reitz, 1971) 8.5/10
9. Die letzten Tage von Gomorrha (The Last Days of Gomorrha, Helma Sanders-Brahms, 1974) 8/10
10. Vi har många namn (We Have Many Names, Mai Zetterling, 1976) 8/10
11. Riddles of the Sphinx (Laura Mulvey & Peter Wollen, 1977) 8.5/10
12. Priko sinjeg mora (Across the Blue Sea, Ljiljana Jojic, 1979) 8/10
13. The Cruz Brothers and Miss Malloy (Kathleen Collins, 1980) 7/10
14. Oedipus Rex (Julie Taymor, 1993) 9.5/10
15. Nesmluvená setkání (Unexpected Encounters, Irena Pavlásková, 1995) 6.5/10
16. The Sticky Fingers of Time (Hilary Brougher, 1997) 8/10
17. Crulic - drumul spre dincolo (Crulic - The Path to Beyond, Anca Damian, 2011) 8.5/10
18. Dusty Stacks of Mom: The Poster Project (Jodie Mack, 2013) 9/10
19. Drift (Helena Wittmann, 2017) 8.5/10
20. Ich war zuhause, aber (I Was at Home, But, Angela Schanelec, 2019) 9.5/10
21. Trotacalles (Streetwalker, Matilde Landeta, 1951) 8/10
22. Street Corner (Muriel Box, 1953) 7/10
23. L'amore coniugale (Conjugal Love, Dacia Maraini, 1970) 8.5/10
24. Tutto a posto e niente in ordine (All Screwed Up, Lina Wertmüller, 1974) 8.5/10
25. Gente en Buenos Aires (People in Buenos Aires, Eva Landeck, 1974) 8/10
26. Vera, un cuento cruel (Vera, a Cruel Story, Josefina Molina, 1974) 7.5/10
27. Mikey and Nicky (Elaine May, 1976) 9/10 (RV)
28. Girlfriends (Claudia Weill, 1978) 8/10
29. Tenement (Roberta Findlay, 1985) 7/10
30. The Kill-Off (Maggie Greenwald, 1989) 8/10
31. Zama (Lucrecia Martel, 2017) 8.5/10
32. Sziget a szárazföldön (The Lady from Constantinople, Judit Elek, 1969) 8.5/10
33. Nausicaa (Agnès Varda, 1971) 8/10
34. Os Homens Que Eu Tive (The Men I Had, Tereza Trautman, 1973) 8/10
35. La femme de Jean (Jean's Wife, Yannick Bellon, 1974) 8.5/10
36. Embrasse-moi (Kiss Me, Michèle Rosier, 1989) 9/10
37. Jakub (Jana Sevciková, 1992) 8.5/10
38. Gubben i stugan (The Old Man in the Cottage, Nina Hedenius, 1995) 9/10
39. Frágil Como o Mundo (Fragile as the World, Rita Azevedo Gomes, 2001) Nothing less than, 10/10
40. Aparelho Voador a Baixa Altitude (Low-Flying Aircraft, Solveig Nordlund, 2002) 7.5/10

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Post by 72aicm » March 31st, 2020, 6:41 pm

56. Eve’s Bayou (1997, Kasi Lemmons)
57. Taiga (1992, Ulrike Ottinger)
58. Chavez: Inside the Coup (2003, Kim Bartley, Donnacha O'Briain)
59. Better Call Saul - JMM (2020, Melissa Bernstein)

And that’s it from me. Thanks again for hosting Allison.
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1. Grbavica (2006, Jasmila Zbanic)
2. De cierta manera (1977, Sara Gómez)
3. Örökbefogadás (1975, Márta Mészáros)
4. El techo (2016, Patricia Ramos)
5. Los insólitos peces gato (2013, Claudia Sainte-Luce)
6. Trabalhar Cansa (2011, Marco Dutra, Juliana Rojas)
7. Joven y Alocada (2012, Marialy Rivas)
8. Village Rockstars (2017, Rima Das)
9. Señoritas (2013, Lina Rodriguez)
10. Pelo malo (2013, Mariana Rondón)
11. El premio (2011, Paula Markovitch)
12. Alba (2016, Ana Cristina Barragán)
13. Fogo (2012, Yulene Olaizola)
14. The Sun Against My Eyes (2013, Flora Dias, Juruna Mallon)
15. De Jueves a Domingo (2012, Dominga Sotomayor Castillo)
16. El escarabajo de oro (2014, Alejo Moguillansky, Fia-Stina Sandlund)
17. La Novia del Desierto (2017, Cecilia Atán, Valeria Pivato)
18. Amazona (2017, Clare Weiskopf, Nicolas van Hemelryck)
19. Holiday (2018, Isabella Eklöf)
20. Pájaros de verano (2018, Ciro Guerra, Cristina Gallego)
21. Casa Roshell (2017, Camila José Donoso)
22. Dólares de arena (2014, Israel Cárdenas, Laura Amelia Guzmán)
23. Clemency (2019, Chinonye Chukwu)
24. Viaje (2015, Paz Fabrega)
25. El Velador (2011, Natalia Almada)
26. Hva vil folk si (2017, Iram Haq)
27. Bixa Travesty (2018, Kiko Goifman, Claudia Priscilla)
28. Ejercicios de memoria (2016, Paz Encina)
29. Luz nas Trevas: A Volta do Bandido da Luz Vermelha (2010, Helena Ignez, Ícaro Martins)
30. Frozen River (2008, Courtney Hunt)
31. Elena (2012, Petra Costa)
32. Winter’s Bone (2010, Debra Granik)
33. Los Reyes (2018, Iván Osnovikoff, Bettina Perut)
34. Girlfight (2000, Karyn Kusama)
35. Fausto (2018, Andrea Bussmann)
36. The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018, Desiree Akhavan)
37. American Playhouse: Waiting for the Moon (1987, Jill Godmilow)
38. Familia sumergida (2018, María Alche)
39. Baronesa (2017, Juliana Antunes)
40. True Love (1989, Nancy Savoca)
41. Rara (2016, Pepa San Martín)
42. Das Fräulein (2006, Andrea Staka)
43. Teatro de guerra (2018, Lola Arias)
44. The Watermelon Woman (1996, Cheryl Dunye)
45. Mosquita y Mari (2012, Aurora Guerrero)
46. Losing Ground (1982, Kathleen Collins)
47. Night Catches Us (2010, Tanya Hamilton)
48. El lugar más pequeño (2011, Tatiana Huezo)
49. Rue Cases Nègres (1983, Euzhan Palcy)
50. Enough Said (2013, Nicole Holofcener)
51. Middle of Nowhere (2012, Ava DuVernay)
52. Tanta agua (2013, Ana Guevara, Leticia Jorge)
53. Belle (2013, Amma Asante)
54. Tempestad (2016, Tatiana Huezo)
55. Nadie nos mira (2017, Julia Solomonoff)
56. Eve’s Bayou (1997, Kasi Lemmons)
57. Taiga (1992, Ulrike Ottinger)
58. Chavez: Inside the Coup (2003, Kim Bartley, Donnacha O'Briain)
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Post by peeptoad » March 31st, 2020, 8:02 pm

This is probably it for me. Thank you for hosting Allison...

20. Terra Estrangeira (Walter Salles, Daniela Thomas, 1995) Foreign Land 7
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1. Wonder Woman (Patty Jenkins, 2017) 8
2. Monster (Patty Jenkins, 2003) 7*
3. Into the Forest (Patricia Rozema, 2015) 5
4. Desperately Seeking Susan (Susan Seidelman, 1985) 9*
5. Dogfight (Nancy Savoca, 1991) 8
6. The Babadook (Jennifer Kent, 2014) 6
7. D'Est (Chantal Akerman, 1993) From the East 8
8. Stripped to Kill (Katt Shea,1987) 7
9. Tomboy (Céline Sciamma, 2011) 9
10. The Beguiled (Sofia Coppola, 2017) 6
11a. Meshes of the Afternoon (Maya Deren,1943) 14min 9
11b. At Land (Maya Deren,1944) 15min 9
11c. Witch's Cradle (Maya Deren,1944) 12min 7
11d. Ritual in transfigured Time (Maya Deren,1946) 15min 7
11e. Ensemble for Somnambulists (Maya Deren,1951) 6min 6
12. Baise moi (Virginie Despentes and Coralie, 2000) Rape Me 6*
13a. The Private Life of a Cat (Maya Deren,1946) 22min 9
13b. Meditation on Violence (Maya Deren,1949) 12min 7
13c. The Very Eye of Night (Maya Deren,1958) 15min 7
13d. Possibly in Michigan (Cecilia Condit,1983) 12min 4
14. Palo Alto (Gia Coppola, 2013) 7
15a. Khaneh siah ast The House is Black (Forugh Farrokhzad, 1963) 20min 8
15b. Kitchen Sink (Alison Maclean, 1989) 14min 7
15c. I Was a Teenage Serial Killer (Sarah Jacobson,1993) 27min 4
16. Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003) 7
17. Bande de filles (Céline Sciamma, 2014) Girlhood 8
18. There's Something in the Water (Ian Daniel, Ellen Page, 2019) 7
19. American Mary (Jen & Sylvia Soska, 2012) 8
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my top FTV= Tomboy (Céline Sciamma, 2011)
Watching this caused me to see Girlhood, which I also liked and pre-order Portrait of a Lady on Fire (since the cinema showing it closed due to covid19). Great film.

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Post by Straka » March 31st, 2020, 8:34 pm

5. Las hijas del fuego (Albertina Carri, 2018)
6. Todo lo demás (Natalia Almada, 2016)
7. Rough Night (Lucia Aniello, 2017)
8. Desenfrenadas, Season 1, Ep 3 and 6, (Elisa Miller, 2020)
9. Mosquita y Mari (Aurora Guerrero, 2012)
10. Los perros (Marcela Said, 2017)
11. Familia Sumergida (María Alche, 2018)
12. Nosotras/Ellas (Julia Pesce, 2015)
13. Fausto (Andrea Bussmann, 2018)
14. Viaje (Paz Fábrega, 2015)
15. Cuatreros (Albertina Carri, 2016)
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1. Matar a Jesús (Laura Mora Ortega, 2017)
2. Amazona (Clare Weiskopf, 2016)
3. Los reyes del pueblo que no existe (Betzabé García, 2015)
4. El Velador (Natalia Almada, 2011)
5. Las hijas del fuego (Albertina Carri, 2018)
6. Todo lo demás (Natalia Almada, 2016)
7. Rough Night (Lucia Aniello, 2017)
8. Desenfrenadas, Season 1, Ep 3 and 6, (Elisa Miller, 2020)
9. Mosquita y Mari (Aurora Guerrero, 2012)
10. Los perros (Marcela Said, 2017)
11. Familia Sumergida (María Alche, 2018)
12. Nosotras/Ellas (Julia Pesce, 2015)
13. Fausto (Andrea Bussmann, 2018)
14. Viaje (Paz Fábrega, 2015)
15. Cuatreros (Albertina Carri, 2016)

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Post by Obgeoff » March 31st, 2020, 9:08 pm

37. Away from Her (2006, Polley) 8
38. Exhibition (2013, Hogg) 6
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Post by shugs » March 31st, 2020, 9:42 pm

Managed to see one. Thanks for hosting, Allison! :cheers:

1. You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay, 2017) - 4/10

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Post by nimimerkillinen » April 1st, 2020, 3:41 am

1. Boys Don't Cry (1999) - Kimberly Peirce
2. The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015) - Marielle Heller

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Post by jeroeno » April 1st, 2020, 4:56 am

41. Paris mil neuf cent (Nicole Védrès, 1947)
42. Un beau soleil intérieur (Claire Denis, 2017)
43. Que Horas Ela Volta? (Anna Muylaert, 2015)

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Post by sebby » April 1st, 2020, 7:23 am

15 Something's Gotta Give (2003)
16 Honey Boy (2019)
17 The Bling Ring (2013)
18 Outrage (1950)
19 Silent House (2011)
20-26 Tiger King (2020)
27 All This Panic (2016)

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01 The Inland Sea (1991) 8/10
02 Girlfight (2000) 4.5/10
03 Boys Don't Cry (1999) 5/10
04 The Rider (2017) 2/10
05 The Lodge (2019) 4/10
06 The Farewell (2019) 3/10
07 The Party (2017) 4/10
08 Bend It Like Beckham (2002) 5/10
09 Jenny Slate: Stage Fright (2019) 5/10
10 Deliver Us from Evil (2006) 6.5/10
11 Sleeping with Other People (2015) 3/10
12 The Souvenir (2019) 7/10
13 Red Road (2006) 5/10
14 Revenge (2017) 5/10
15 Something's Gotta Give (2003)
16 Honey Boy (2019)
17 The Bling Ring (2013)
18 Outrage (1950)
19 Silent House (2011)
20-26 Tiger King (2020)
27 All This Panic (2016)

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Post by flavo5000 » April 1st, 2020, 12:56 pm

Last post of the challenge... Thanks allison for hosting! This is always an interesting one I look forward to.

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102. Bright Star (Jane Campion, 2009)

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103. The Beguiled (Sofia Coppola, 2017)
While I've liked some of Coppola's other films, I'm afraid I prefer the original version of this one to Coppola's more muted, listless adaption.

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104. Sorority House Massacre (Carol Frank, 1986)

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105. A Dry White Season (Euzhan Palcy, 1989)

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106. The Woodsman (Nicole Kassell, 2004)
Hoo boy... This one is impressive in that it even exists. It's also an interesting to watch in the wake of the #metoo movement. It's also incredibly relevant that it was made by a female director as well essentially posing the question "Can someone convicted of heinous sex crimes ever truly be redeemed or achieve a kind of peace in life? And should they?" This is probably one of Kevin Bacon's best performances in a part where much of his internal thoughts are externalized through slight glances and micro expressions. I also think that because the movie offers a more neutral perspective on the subject that it will inevitably be highly polarizing.
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1. Ghost Stories (Zoya Akhtar+others, 2020)
2. Beautiful Thing (Hettie MacDonald, 1996)
3. Wine Country (Amy Poehler, 2019)
4. Nude on the Moon (Doris Wishman + some dude, 1961)
5. Kissed (Lynne Stopkewich, 1996)
6. A Time for Burning (Barbara Connell + some dude, 1967)
7. Malcolm (Nadia Tass, 1986)
8. Dark Touch (Marina De Van, 2013)
9. American Playhouse: Waiting for the Moon (Jill Godmilow, 1987)
10. Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance (Alanis Obomsawin, 1993)
11. The Polka King (Maya Forbes, 2017)
12. Clickbait (Sophia Cacciola + some guy, 2019)
13. Brussels Loops (Shirley Clarke + others)
14. I Remember You (Claudia Sparrow, 2015)
15. Village Rockstars (Rima Das, 2017)
16. The Proposal (Anne Fletcher, 2009)
17. She, the Ultimate Weapon: Another Love Song (Mitsuko Kase, 2005)
18. Dolly Dearest (Maria Lease, 1991)
19. 36 Chowringhee Lane (Aparna Sen, 1981)
20. A Death in the Gunj (Konkona Sen Sharma, 2016)
21. Spellbinder (Janet Greek, 1988)
22. Talaash (Reema Kagli, 2012)
23. Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (Cathy Yan, 2020)
24-27. Pretear E1-12 (Kiyoko Sayama, 2001)
28. Shirley Clarke Documentary Shorts: Bridges-Go-Round 1 & 2 (1958), Scary Time (1960), Tongues (1982), 24 Frames Per Second (1977), Three Video Variations on 24 Frames Per Second (1977)
29. More Shirley Clarke: Savage/Love (1981), Skyscraper (1960), Butterfly (1967), Dance in the Sun (1953)
30. Shirley Clarke Dance Films: Fear Flight (1953), Dance Tests (1953), In Paris Parks + Outtakes (1954), Rose & the Players 1 & 2 (1956)
31a. More Shirley Clarke Dance Films: This Is Not In Paris Parks (1954), Decroux (1955), Bullfight + Outtakes (1955), A Moment in Love (1956)
31b. Pretear E13 (Kiyoko Sayama, 2001)
32a. Four Journeys Into Mystic Time (Shirley Clarke, 1978)
32b. Jelly Roll Morton (Shirley Clarke, 1952)
33. #Horror (Tara Subkoff, 2015)
34. Mary Jane's Not a Virgin Anymore (Sarah Jacobson, 1996)
35a. Technicolor-Yawn-Fluffy (Sarah Jacobson, 1996)
35b. I Was a Teenage Serial Killer (Sarah Jacobson, 1993)
35c. Man or Astroman? - Spferic Waves (Sarah Jacobson, 1995)
36. Scarlet Diva (Asia Argento, 2000)
37. The Strangeness (Melanie Anne Phillips, 1987)
38. Red Riding Hood (Catherine Hardwicke, 2011)
39. Crazy Bitches (Jane Clark, 2014)
40. Vazante (Daniela Thomas, 2017)
41. Poison Ivy II (Anne Goursaud, 1996)
42. The Intern (Nancy Meyers, 2015)
43. Black Mirror: Arkangel (Jodie Foster, 2017)
44. Stripped to Kill (Katt Shea, 1987)
45. Underworld: Blood Wars (Anna Foerster, 2016)
46. Nothing Personal (Urszula Antoniak, 2009)
47. It's Complicated (Nancy Meyers, 2009)
48. High School! Kimengumi Movie (Makoto Moriwaki, 1986)
49. The Pirate Fairy (Peggy Holmes, 2014)
50. The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning (Peggy Holmes, 2008)
51. The Kids Are All Right (Lisa Cholodenko, 2010)
52-55. Ao Haru Ride a.k.a. Blue Spring Ride E1-12 (Ai Yoshimura, 2014)
56. 20,000 Days on Earth (Jane Pollard+etc, 2014)
57. Antonia's Line (Marleen Gorris, 1995)
58. The Voices (Marjane Satrapi, 2014)
59. Få meg på, for faen a.k.a. Turn Me On, Dammit! (Jannicke Systad Jacobsen, 2011)
60. Soulmate (Axelle Carolyn, 2013)
61. The Miseducation of Cameron Post (Desiree Akhavan, 2018)
62. Confetti (Debbie Isitt, 2006)
63a. Making of 'Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains' (Sarah Jacobson, 2004)
63b. Road Movie, or What I Learned in a Buick Station Wagon (Sarah Jacobson, 1991)
63c. Sweet Miss (Sarah Jacobson, 1988)
63d. Superdyke Meets Madame X (Barbara Hammer, 1976)
63e. Fuses (Carolee Schneemann, 1969)
64. She Must Be Seeing Things (Sheila McLaughlin, 1987)
65. Slumber Party Massacre II (Deborah Brock, 1987)
66. Slumber Party Massacre III (Sally Mattison, 1990)
67. Money Monster (Jodie Foster, 2016)
68a. I Am Somebody (Madeline Anderson, 1970)
68b. Suzanne, Suzanne (Camille Billops + man, 1982)
68c. Lights (Marie Menken, 1966)
69. I Believe in Unicorns (Leah Meyerhoff, 2014)
70. Bridget Jones's Baby (Sharon Maguire, 2016)
71. The Mafu Cage (Karen Arthur, 1978)
72. Aala Kaf Ifrit a.k.a. Beauty & the Dogs (Kaouther Ben Hania, 2017)
73. Blood and Chocolate (Katja von Garnier, 2007)
74. Upperdog (Sara Johnsen, 2009)
75. Dark Angel: The Ascent (Linda Hassani, 1994)
80. A Wrinkle in Time (Ava DuVernay, 2018)
81. Tore tanzt a.k.a. Nothing Bad Can Happen (Katrin Gebbe, 2013)
82. Critters 3 (Kristine Peterson, 1991)
83. Megane a.k.a. Glasses (Naoko Ogigami, 2007)
84-87a. Ristorante Paradiso E1-11 (Mitsuko Kase, 2009)
87b. Blue Spring Ride OVA E1 (Ai Yoshimura, 2014)
88a. Blue Spring Ride OVA E2 (Ai Yoshimura, 2014)
88b. Rakusho! Hyper Doll E1-2 (Makoto Moriwaki, 1995)
89. Water (Deepa Mehta, 2005)
90. Blue Steel (Kathryn Bigelow, 1989)
91. The Oracle (Roberta Findlay, 1985)
92. Deadly Dreams (Kristine Peterson, 1988)
93. DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games (Cecilia Aranovich, 2017)
94. The Corporation (Jennifer Abbott & etc, 2003)
95. Secret of the Wings (Peggy Holmes & a guy disturbingly named Bobs... with an 's'..., 2012)
96. Valley Girl (Martha Coolidge, 1983)
97. Mississippi Grind (Anna Boden + a guy, 2015)
98. Black Mirror: Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too (Anne Sewitsky, 2019)
99. The Ranger (Jenn Wexler, 2018)
100. Code Blue (Urszula Antoniak, 2011)
101. Not Wanted a.k.a. The Wrong Rut (Ida Lupino, 1949)
102. Bright Star (Jane Campion, 2009)
103. The Beguiled (Sofia Coppola, 2017)
104. Sorority House Massacre (Carol Frank, 1986)
105. A Dry White Season (Euzhan Palcy, 1989)
106. The Woodsman (Nicole Kassell, 2004)

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Post by OldAle1 » April 1st, 2020, 2:08 pm

As Good As Any Man...no, BetterShow
1. Talaash (Reema Kagti, 2012)
2. Siesta (Mary Lambert, 1987) (re-watch)
3. Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (Cathy Yan, 2020) (cinema)

4-5. Star Trek: Picard 3 episodes 44+43+42=129 minutes

a) Episode 1 "Remembrance" (Hanelle M. Culpepper, 2020)
b) Episode 2 "Maps and Legends" (Hanelle M. Culpepper, 2020)
c) Episode 3 "The End is the Beginning" (Hanelle M. Culpepper, 2020)

6. Portrait de la jeune fille en feu / Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Céline Sciamma, 2019) (cinema)
7. Naissance des pieuvres / Water Lilies (Céline Sciamma, 2007)
8. Talvar / Guilty (Meghna Gulzar, 2015)
9. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes - Episode 2 - "The Dying Detective" (Sarah Hellings, 1994)
10. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes - Episode 4 - "The Red Circle" (Sarah Hellings, 1994)
11. Blue Steel (Kathryn Bigelow, 1990) (re-watch)
12. Wanda (Barbara Loden, 1970)
13. Street Corner (Muriel Box, 1953)
14. Eyewitness (Muriel Box, 1956)
15. Mi vida loca (Allison Anders, 1993)
16. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes - Episode 6 - "The Cardboard Box" (Sarah Hellings, 1994)
17. Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (Mira Nair, 1996, USA/INDIA /UK/Japan/Germany)
18. Subway in the Sky (Muriel Box, 1959)
19. Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (Pamela B. Green, 2018)
20. The Ocean Waif (Alice Guy, 1916)
21. Star Trek: Picard - Episode 6 "The Impossible Box" (Maja Vrvilo, 2020)
22. Star Trek: Picard - Episode 8 "Broken Pieces" (Maja Vrvilo, 2020)
23. Hollywood Vice Squad (Penelope Spheeris, 1986)
24. Guncrazy (Tamra Davis, 1992)
25. Tees Maar Khan (Farah Khan, 2010)
26. 36 Chowringhee Lane (Aparna Sen, 1981)
27. Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. (Reema Kagti, 2007)
28. HUILLET-STRAUB 18 + 11 + 35 = 64m
a) Machorka-Muff (1963)
b) Toute révolution est un coup de dés (1977)
c) Umiliati (2003)

I continue to find H-S extremely challenging - no, that's not the right word; demanding? difficult? Maybe near-impossible. The first of these shorts confirms what I'd been starting to feel over the last few films I've watched from them - I find their earlier (say, pre-1970), mostly b/w work easier to connect with or get something out of; this is a satirical story I guess you could say (though played absolutely straight) about de-Nazification of some old generals in the era of Adenauer. Like just about everything I've seen it makes no concessions to the audience - if you don't know your 40s-60s German history, well, you're only going to get a little out of it. But I liked the feel of it, the purity - almost Bressonian in a way. The second and third films both feature people declaiming long stretches of dialogue; Toute révolution features verse from Mallarmé , with "characters" (including Huillet and Marilù Parolini, an actress/writer/photographer and Jacques Rivette's first wife) sitting on a grassy hillside; in Umiliati it's a bunch of Italians dressed sort of like farmers, mostly, standing around or sitting on logs in a forest, declaiming words from the works of socialist writer Elio Vittorini about land usage. These are both very dense and the not-quite monotones of the speakers makes concentrating much harder, at least for me. I just don't know how to deal with these filmmakers yet, though I continue to find them interesting.

29. MISC SHORTS 8 + 3 + 4 + 6 + 10 + 11 + 26 = 68m
a) Pauline (Céline Sciamma, 2010)
b) UFO's (Lillian Schwartz/Ken Knowlton, 1972)
c) Olympiad (Lillian Schwartz/Ken Knowlton, 1971)
d) The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo (Margaret Tait, 1955)
e) La femme-squelette (Sarah Vand den Boom, 2009)
f) D.E.B.S. (Angela Robinson, 2003)
g) Three Examples of Myself as Queen (Anna Biller, 1994)

Mostly DTC nominees, and mostly fine but not really memorable. The Sciamma film is mostly Anaïs Demoustier as a young girl lying on a bed talking about her difficulties growing up gay; the Schwartz-Knowlton works are experimental animations that are pretty but not much else; D.E.B.S is the short film Robinson made I suppose to convince somebody to let her make a feature - it worked, and she did, but it's not much more than hot chicks in schoolgirl outfits running around and shooting guns - not that there's anything wrong with that. The Biller film offers three scenes with the director playing respectively a French speaking Arab "sad queen", a Queen Bee with a cohort of mostly effeminate male bees who speak in verse, and Queen Poinsettia who lives in the fantasy world of old Hollywood musicals and westerns; it would be more enjoyable for me probably if I knew or cared more about camp - it's clearly indebted to Jack Smith and probably early John Waters, maybe Kenneth Anger. That leaves The Leaden Echo, a film poem using the verse of Gerard Manly Hopkins, and La femme-squelette, a beautiful French animated sad fantasy. These were both terrific and I'll likely rate them both reasonably highly on DTC, so thanks to whoever nominated them.

30. Yugant / What the Sea Said (Aparna Sen, 1995)

A difficult film to parse in large part because of inadequate subtitles - and the rather weak, soft low-res video image didn't do it many favors either. A middle-aged married, childless couple who live apart are reuniting for a vacation on the sea, and their memories of younger, sometimes better days together and with the ultimately unfilled promise of children come to the fore. She is a dancer who becomes the owner of a dance studio; he's a writer who eventually works for an advertising agency, selling things like toothpaste, and one of the themes that is strong throughout is the idea of living with passion and being true to yourself... or giving in to the world and monetary reality, and we see shifts between the two characters over their lives and the film. But the really problematic element is an underlying environmental theme that doesn't seem to mesh that well with the rest of the story (though it's of paramount importance at the very end); without having good subs, and perhaps missing footage (the copy I have ran just over 2 hours but the listed run time is 135), I'm really not sure if this is something that isn't well handled by Sen or not. So a mixed bag in the end, an interesting film that I liked more and more as it went on but clearly something that needs to be seen properly, if I ever get the chance.

31. Mr. and Mrs. Iyer (Aparna Sen, 2002)

And here with the third Sen film, I hit gold, certainly in some part because this is the first one with an excellent image quality and subs (though most of it is in English). A fairly simple concept - Mrs. Iyer is a young wife travelling with her infant son on a bus through Kashmir when conflict breaks out, and "Mr. Iyer" is the young man who steps in to help her out when she's having problems feeding the kid and keeping him quiet. This is one of the few films I've seen dealing quite explicitly with India's sectarian problems (apart from Ghatak's films about the partitioning of Pakistan/Bangladesh anyway), and it shows in some detail linguistic, religious, ethnic and class problems without feeling preachy or overtly schematic. Most of the characters on the bus are Hindu, and so when they pass through an area with clashes between Hindus and Muslims they are relieved when it is the Hindu militia that stops them... except for an old couple who cannot hide their identity. What's really nice about this is that there is no false heroism - or false cowardice - and while there is a bit of a sense of romance developing between the ultimately mismatched couple, this too does not end up the way it typically would in Holly/Bollywood. And yet it's a very compelling slice of life, of modern problems everywhere where there are multiple identity groups competing for the same resources, land, or political power --- and ultimately affecting everybody in those groups on a personal level, whether they are politically-minded or not.

32. The Bling Ring (Sofia Coppola, 2013)

Shallow, vapid film from shallow, vapid Hollywood movie brat about shallow, vapid Hollywood wanna-be-famous girls (and a guy) ripping off shallow, vapid Hollywood superstars.

33a. Frasier - S. 10 ep. 14 "Daphne Does Dinner" (Katy Garretson)
33b. Frasier - S. 10 ep. 23 "Analyzed Kiss" (Katy Garretson)

On the night before my mother suffered the stroke that would kill her, we watched three episodes from the middle of season 10 of this show - all of which I'd seen at least three times, and she'd seen before as well. The three episodes as it turns out where Niles has heart problems and ends up in the hospital. Took me a few months to feel like going back to this, one of the few movies or TV shows that mom and I loved pretty equally, but in the last few weeks I've returned to it and finished off the season, which on the whole is one of the weaker ones I think. Still even below-average Frasier is still pretty great IMO and these episodes are solid enough, though the first is maybe one variation on the theme (Frasier and Niles throw a dinner party and it's apocalyptically terrible) too many. The second gives us a humorous look at Niles becoming briefly a gun nut and going to a show with his new friends, who turn out to be... well you can guess. And it's got future felon Felicity Huffman in the middle of her splendid 8-episode run as the bitchy Julia, Frasier's foe until... well, this one's obvious to fans. Surprised she didn't get an Emmy or Globe nomination for this, it's definitely one of the most memorable guest appearances on the show.

And that's it for me. Thanks Allison!

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Post by blocho » April 1st, 2020, 2:54 pm

13-15. Better Call Saul (4 episodes, 186 minutes):
"Mijo" (Michelle MacLaren)
"Alpine Shepherd boy" (Nicole Kassel)
"Bingo" (Larysa Kondracki)
"Fifi" (Larysa Kondracki)

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Post by allisoncm » April 1st, 2020, 4:40 pm

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1. Keep the Change (2017, Rachel Israel) 5/10
2. Elza/ Le Bonheur d'Elza (2011, Mariette Monpierre) 8/10 Available on Kanopy, just watched it and love it!
3. Free Angela and All Political Prisoners (2012, Shola Lynch) 8/10
4. Nos vies formidables (Fabienne Godet) 5/10\
5. Honeymoon (2014, Leigh Janiak) 6/10
6. A Vigilante (2018, Sarah Daggar-Nickson) 6/10
7. One Nation Under Dog (Jenny Carchman, Ellen Goosenberg Kent, Amanda Micheli) 6/10
8. Schwestern oder Die Balance des Glücks/Sisters or the Balance of Happiness (Margarethe von Trotta) 7/10
9. Miele (Valeria Golino) 6/10
10. Act of God (Jennifer Baichwal) 7/10
11. Equal Means Equal (Kamala Lopez) 7/10
12. Mr. X (Tessa Louise-Salomé) 7/10 Leos Carax documentary
13. Lost Transmissions (2019, Katharine O'Brien) 7.5+/10
14. First Cow (Kelly Reichardt) 6/10
15. Lost Girls (Liz Garbus) 6/10
16. Change in the Air (Dianne Dreyer) 4/10
17. Planetarium (Rebecca Zlotowski) 6/10
18. Une mère/A Mother (Christine Carrière) 5-5.5/10
19. Beautiful Kate (Rachel Ward) 4.7/10
20. Sister My Sister (Nancy Meckler) 5.5
21. The Children of the Dead (co-dir. Kelly Copper) 6/10
22. Ninth Floor (Mina Shum) 7.5/10
23. The Other Side of Sleep (Rebecca Daly) 5/10
24. Private Violence (Cynthia Hill) 7/10
25. Burning Man and the Meaning of Life (Julie Pifher) 5.75/10
26. So Pretty (Jessie Jeffrey Dunn Rovinelli) 3/10
27. Qing cheng zhi lian / Love in a Fallen City (Ann Hui) 6/10
28. Sarah préfère la course/Sarah Prefers to Run (Chloé Robichaud) 6/10
29. Un chat un chat (2009, Sophie Fillières) 6/10
30. Subway in the Sky (Muriel Box) 6.5/10
31. Surviving Family (2012, Laura Thies)
32. Sucker Money (1933, co-dir. Dorothy Reid aka Dorothy Davenport aka Mrs. Wallace Reid)
33. The (Dead Mothers) Club (co-dir. Katie Green)
34. Blowin’ Up (Stephanie Wang-Breal)
35. Indie Game: The Movie (co-dir. Lisanne Pajot)
36. Fogo (2012, Yulene Olaizola)
37. Village Rockstars (2017, Rima Das)

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » April 1st, 2020, 5:29 pm

106. Thriller: La Strega (1962 / Ida Lupino) FTV 8+/10 {50 min. }
107. Thriller: The Bride Who Died Twice (1962 / Ida Lupino) FTV 7+/10 {50 min. }
108. Thriller: The Lethal Ladies (1962 / Ida Lupino) FTV 7+/10 {50 min. }

109-111. Shorter Films, a-l. {182 min. total}
A. Real Artists (2017 / Cameo Wood) FTV 8/10 {12 min. }
b. Maine Girls (2017 / Abigail Tannebaum, Yael Luttwak) FTV 8/10 {28 min. }
c. The Scary Movie (1993 / Peggy Ahwesh) 6/10 {8 m. }
d. How To Fix the World (2004 / Jacqueline Goss) 7/10 {28 m.}
e. Young Cardamom & Hab: #1 Spice (2016 / Mira Nair) FTV 8/10 {4 min. }
f. Harlekin (1931 / Lotte Reiniger) FTV 7+/10 {26 min. }
g. Das gestohlene Herz; aka: The Stolen Heart (1934 / Lotte Reiniger) FTV 7+/10 {12 min. }
h. Papageno (1935 / Lotte Reiniger) FTV 8/10 {12 min. }
i. Une nuit sur le mont chauve; aka: Night on Bald Mountain (1938 / Claire Parker, Alexander Alexeieff) FTV 9/10 {10 min. }
j. Suspense (1913 / Lois Weber, Phillips Smalley) FTV 8+/10 {12 min. }
k. The Girl in the Arm-Chair (1912 / Alice Guy Blache) FTV 7/10 {14 min. }
l. Making an American Citizen (1912 / Alice Guy Blache) FTV 7/10 {16 min. }

And that's it for me. It was great to end with a couple of shorts by Alice Guy Blache and some Thriller episodes directed by Ida Lupino. La Strega is not only one of the best things Lupino directed, it's also one of the best Thriller episodes - right up there with my all time favorite, Pigeons From Hell.

This is also one of my favorite challenges - year after year. It's really opened my eyes to the very wide variety of films that women have directed. I am thrilled to see more directors represented here very year. Thanks for being the host, Allison! :cheers:

SHE Who Must Be ObeyedShow
1. The Banana Splits Movie (2019 / Danishka Esterhazy) FTV 7/10 {89 m.}
2. Doctor Dolittle (1998 / Betty Thomas) FTV 6+/10 {85 m.}
3. I Spy (2002 / Betty Thomas) FTV 7/10 {97 m.}
4. Abominable (2019 / Jill Culton, Todd Wilderman) FTV 7+/10 {97 m.}
5. Sink or Swim (1990 / Su Friedrich) FTV 6+/10 {48 min. }
6. Brownian Movement (2010 / Nanouk Leopold) FTV 6+/10 {97 min. }
7. Minuscule – La vallee des fourmis perdues (2013 / Helene Giraud, Thomas Szabo) FTV 8/10 {89 min. }
8. The Institute (2017 / Pamela Romanowsky, James Franco) FTV 5/10 {90 min. }
9. The Park Bench (2014 / Ann LeSchander) FTV 7+/10 {79 min. }
10. Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (2018 / Lorna Tucker) FTV 7/10 {83 min. }
11. High Life (2018 / Claire Denis) FTV 7/10 {113 min. }
12. Tell It To the Bees (2018 / Annabel Jankel) FTV 8+/10 {108 min. }
13. The Parent Trap (1998 / Nancy Meyers) FTV 8+/10 {128 min. }
14. The Holiday (2006 / Nancy Meyers) FTV 8+/10 {136 min. }
15. Hanging Up (2000 / Diane Keaton) FTV 6+/10 {94 min. }
16. Oh Lucy! (2017 / Atsuko Hirayanagi) FTV 8+/10 {95 min. }
17. Detroit (2017 / Kathryn Bigelow) FTV 7/10 {143 min. }
18. Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blache (2018 / Pamela B. Green) FTV 8+/10 {103 min. }
19. 28 Days (2000 / Betty Thomas) FTV 7/10 {103 m.}
20. John Tucker Must Die (2006 / Betty Thomas) FTV 7-/10 {99 m.}
21. No Place on Earth (2012 / Janet Tobias) FTV 7+/10 {83 min. }
22. The Little Rascals (1994 / Penelope Spheeris) FTV 6/10 {82 min. }
23. Amelia (2009 / Mira Nair) FTV 6+/10 {111 min. }
24. On the Basis of Sex (2018 / Mimi Leder) FTV 7-/10 {120 min. }
25. RBG (2018 / Julie Cohen, Betsy West) FTV 8+/10 {98 min. }
26-28. Shorter Films {180 min. total}
a. Bacchus (2019 / Rikke Alma Krogshave Planeta) FTV 8/10 {6 min. }
b. Invasion of the Space Lobsters (2005 / Janet Perlman) FTV 7/10 {7 min. }
c. Period Piece (1996 / Jennifer Frame, Jay Rosenblatt) FTV 7+/10 {31 min. }
d. Illusions (1982 / Julie Dash) FTV 7+/10 {36 min. }
e. Scar Tissue (1979 / Su Friedrich) FTV 5/10 {7 min. }
f. Cool Hands, Warm Heart (1979 / Su Friedrich) FTV 6/10 {17 min. }
g. Janine (1990 / Cheryl Dunye) FTV 6/10 {9 min. }
h. She Don’t Fade (1991 / Cheryl Dunye) FTV 7/10 {23 min. }
i. Vanilla Sex (1992 / Cheryl Dunye) FTV 6/10 {3 min. }
j. An Untitled Portrait (1993 / Cheryl Dunye) FTV 6/10 {3 min. }
k. The Potluck and the Passion (1993 / Cheryl Dunye) FTV 7/10 {30 min. }
l. Greetings From Africa (1996 / Cheryl Dunye) FTV 7+/10 {8 min. }
29. Vai (2019 / Becs Arahanga, Amberley Aumua, Matasila Freshwater, Dianna Fuemana, Miria George, Ofa Guttenbeil, Marina McCartney, Nicole & Sharon Whippy ) FTV 9/10 {90 min. }
30. Der Boden unter den Füßen; aka: The Ground Beneath My Feet (2019 / Marie Kreutzer) FTV 6+/10 {108 min. }
31. The Darkest Minds (2018 / Jennifer Yuh Nelson) FTV 7+/10 {104 min. }
32. Becoming 13 (2006 / Victoria King) FTV 7/10 {48 min. }
33-37. The Handmaid’s Tale: Season One, Episodes 6-10 (2017 / Floria Sigismondi {#6-7}, Kate Dennis {#8-9}, Kari Skogland {#10}) FTV 8/10 {262 m. total}
38. Poms (2019 / Zara Hayes) FTV 7+/10 {90 min. }
39. River of Grass (1994 / Kelly Reichardt) FTV 7+/10 {76 min. }
40. Old Joy (2006 / Kelly Reichardt) FTV 7/10 {76 min. }
41. Wendy and Lucy (2008 / Kelly Reichardt) FTV 8/10 {80 min. }
42. Meek’s Cutoff (2010 / Kelly Reichardt) FTV 8+/10 {104 min. }
43. Night Moves (2013 / Kelly Reichardt) FTV 8+/10 {112 min. }
44. Certain Women (2016 / Kelly Reichardt) FTV 8/10 {107 min. }
45. Mimì metallurgico ferito nell'onore; aka: The Seduction of Mimi (1972 / Lina Wertmuller) FTV 7/10 {121 min. }
46. Film d'amore e d'anarchia, ovvero 'stamattina alle 10 in via dei Fiori nella nota casa di tolleranza...'; aka: Love & Anarchy (1973 / Lina Wertmuller) FTV 6/10 {124 min. }
47. Tutto a posto e niente in ordine; aka: All Screwed Up (1974 / Lina Wertmuller) FTV 4/10 {105 min. }
48. Learning to Drive (2014 / Isabel Coixet) FTV 7+/10 {90 min. }
49. The Bookshop (2017 / Isabel Coixet) FTV 8+/10 {113 min. }
50. Riot Girls (2019 / Jovanka Vuckovic) FTV 6/10 {81 min. }
51. Boys Don’t Cry (1999 / Kimberly Peirce) FTV 8+/10 {118 min. }
52. What Women Want (2000 / Nancy Meyers) FTV 8+/10 {127 min. }
53. The Intern (2015 / Nancy Meyers) FTV 8+/10 {121 min. }
54. Home Again (2017 / Hallie Meyers-Shyer) FTV 7+/10 {97 min. }
55. Daguerreotypes (1976 / Agnes Varda) FTV 6+/10 {80 min. }
56. You Were Never Really Here (2017 / Lynne Ramsay) FTV 8/10 {89 min. }
57. Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018 / Marielle Heller) FTV 8/10 {106 min. }
58-62. Agnès de ci de là Varda; aka: Agnes Varda – From Here To There (2011 / Agnes Varda) FTV 7+/10 {228 min. }
63. Booksmart (2019 / Olivia Wilde) FTV 7+/10 {102 min. }
64. I Feel Pretty (2018 / Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein) FTV 5/10 {110 min. }
65. Geek Girls (2017 / Gina Hara) FTV 7+/10 {83 min. }
66-73. Gentleman Jack: Season One (2019 / Sally Wainwright {#1, 2, 7 & 8}, Sarah Harding {#3 & 4}, Jennifer Perrott {#5 & 6}) FTV 8/10 {494 min. }
74. Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001 / Sharon Maguire) FTV 7+/10 {97 min. }
75. Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004 / Beeban Kidron) FTV 6/10 {108 min. }
76. Bridget Jones’s Baby (2016 / Sharon Maguire) FTV 7+/10 {123 min. }
77. Sophie and the Rising Sun (2016 / Maggie Greenwald) FTV 8+/10 {105 min. }
78. Pour une femme; aka: For a Woman (2013 / Diane Kurys) FTV 8/10 {110 min. }
79. Hustlers (2019 / Lorene Scafaria) FTV 6+/10 {110 min. }
80. Queen of Katwe (2016 / Mira Nair) FTV 8+/10 {124 min. }
81. A League of Their Own (1992 / Penny Marshall) FTV 8-/10 {128 min. }
82. A New Leaf (1971 / Elaine May) FTV 4+/10 {102 min. }
83. The Breadwinner (2017 / Nora Twomey) FTV 9/10 {94 min. }
84. Scooby-Doo: Return to Zombie Island (2019 / Cecilia Aranovich, Ethan Spaulding) FTV 7/10 {80 min. }
85. Scooby-Doo and the Curse of the 13th Ghost (2019 / Cecilia Aranovich) FTV 7+/10 {72 min. }
86. Scooby-Doo in Arabian Nights (1994 / Joanna Romersa, Jun Falkenstein) FTV 5/10 {69 min. }
87. The Savages (2007 / Tamara Jenkins) FTV 8/10 {114 min. }
88. Michael (1996 / Nora Ephron) FTV 5/10 {105 min. }
89. Druga strana svega; aka: The Other Side of Everything (2017 / Mila Turajlic) FTV 6/10 {100 min. }
90. The 33 (2015 / Patricia Riggen) FTV 5/10 {127 min. }
91. Sherpa (2015 / Jennifer Peedom) FTV 7+/10 {96 min. }
92. DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games (2017 / Cecilia Aranovich) FTV 7/10 {77 min. }
93-105. Queen Sugar: Season One (2016 / Ava DuVernay {#1 & 2}, Neema Barnette {#3 & 7}, So Yong Kim {#4}, Victoria Mahoney {#5}, Tanya Hamilton {#6}, Kat Candler {#8 & 9}, Salli Richardson-Whitfield {#10 & 11}, Tina Mabry {#12 & 13}) FTV 8+/10 {568 min. }

106. Thriller: La Strega (1962 / Ida Lupino) FTV 8+/10 {50 min. }
107. Thriller: The Bride Who Died Twice (1962 / Ida Lupino) FTV 7+/10 {50 min. }
108. Thriller: The Lethal Ladies (1962 / Ida Lupino) FTV 7+/10 {50 min. }

109-111. Shorter Films, a-l. {182 min. total}
A. Real Artists (2017 / Cameo Wood) FTV 8/10 {12 min. }
b. Maine Girls (2017 / Abigail Tannebaum, Yael Luttwak) FTV 8/10 {28 min. }
c. The Scary Movie (1993 / Peggy Ahwesh) 6/10 {8 m. }
d. How To Fix the World (2004 / Jacqueline Goss) 7/10 {28 m.}
e. Young Cardamom & Hab: #1 Spice (2016 / Mira Nair) FTV 8/10 {4 min. }
f. Harlekin (1931 / Lotte Reiniger) FTV 7+/10 {26 min. }
g. Das gestohlene Herz; aka: The Stolen Heart (1934 / Lotte Reiniger) FTV 7+/10 {12 min. }
h. Papageno (1935 / Lotte Reiniger) FTV 8/10 {12 min. }
i. Une nuit sur le mont chauve; aka: Night on Bald Mountain (1938 / Claire Parker, Alexander Alexeieff) FTV 9/10 {10 min. }
j. Suspense (1913 / Lois Weber, Phillips Smalley) FTV 8+/10 {12 min. }
k. The Girl in the Arm-Chair (1912 / Alice Guy Blache) FTV 7/10 {14 min. }
l. Making an American Citizen (1912 / Alice Guy Blache) FTV 7/10 {16 min. }

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » April 1st, 2020, 5:39 pm

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April 1st, 2020, 2:08 pm


33a. Frasier - S. 10 ep. 14 "Daphne Does Dinner" (Katy Garretson)
33b. Frasier - S. 10 ep. 23 "Analyzed Kiss" (Katy Garretson)

On the night before my mother suffered the stroke that would kill her, we watched three episodes from the middle of season 10 of this show - all of which I'd seen at least three times, and she'd seen before as well. The three episodes as it turns out where Niles has heart problems and ends up in the hospital. Took me a few months to feel like going back to this, one of the few movies or TV shows that mom and I loved pretty equally, but in the last few weeks I've returned to it and finished off the season, which on the whole is one of the weaker ones I think. Still even below-average Frasier is still pretty great IMO and these episodes are solid enough, though the first is maybe one variation on the theme (Frasier and Niles throw a dinner party and it's apocalyptically terrible) too many. The second gives us a humorous look at Niles becoming briefly a gun nut and going to a show with his new friends, who turn out to be... well you can guess. And it's got future felon Felicity Huffman in the middle of her splendid 8-episode run as the bitchy Julia, Frasier's foe until... well, this one's obvious to fans. Surprised she didn't get an Emmy or Globe nomination for this, it's definitely one of the most memorable guest appearances on the show.
My mom passed away in her sleep shortly after recovering from a number of ailments. Her passing took us all by surprise and it was hard for me to accept since she had been doing so much better and getting stronger every day. To honor her memory and just to keep her close, I embarked on a six week long journey through some of her favorite films and TV shows - the ones she always talked about as well as the ones that we had shared and enjoyed together. A lot of mysteries, giallos, horror, and especially comedies, but really a bit of everything. Nearly 15 years later I can still watch or just think about any of those films and it's like she is right there with me, watching and laughing. What a great extra subtext to have.

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » April 1st, 2020, 5:46 pm

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March 28th, 2020, 12:22 pm

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83. Megane a.k.a. Glasses (Naoko Ogigami, 2007)
This one is from the list of modern female Japanese directors that psychotronicbeatnik posted a few days ago, and it was a delightful find! Its quirky, easy-going message of enjoying the small things in live away from the hustle & bustle of modern living is a particularly relevant one with what's going on out there these days. I'm going to have to look into more movies on that list.
Hey flavo,

I was thrilled when I saw that you found one of the films from that list and that it proved to be so enjoyable. I haven't had a chance to start looking for them yet but there's plenty of time before this challenge rolls around again - and before the Japanese challenge returns next year as well. This one sounds particularly good. :cheers:

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Post by hurluberlu » April 1st, 2020, 7:55 pm

8. Salaam Bombay! (Mira Nair, 1988) 6
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Post by ororama » April 1st, 2020, 7:58 pm

17. A Study in Reds (1932, Miriam Bennett) * 20 min.
The Frontier Experience (1975, Barbara Loden) * 25 min.
Rabbit Girl (2015, Riccardo Bernasconi, Francesca Reverdito) * 3 min.
Hitler's Balls (2017, Francesca Reverdito) * 6 min.
Muta (2011, Lucrecia Martel) * 6 min.
18. Salaam Bombay! (1988, Mira Nair) * 114 min.
Biryani (2018, Neha Singh) * 20 min.

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1. Hellbound Train (1930, Eloyce Gist, James Gist) *50 min.
2. Verdict Not Guilty (1933, Eloyce Gist, James Gist) * 8 min.
Heaven-Bound Traveler (1935, Eloyce Gist, James Gist) * 15 min.
Dr. Dolittle and His Animals (1928, Lotte Reiniger) * 33 min.
Sea Child (2015, Minha Kim) * 8 min.
3. Pauline (2010, Céline Sciamma) * 7 min.
Meshes of the Afternoon (1943, Maya Deren, Alexander Hammid) 14 min.
At Land (1944, Maya Deren) 15 min.
Swiss Graffiti (1975, Monique RenaultJacqueline Veuve) * 6 min.
Borderline 1 & 2 (1981, Monique Renault) * 5 min.
All Men Are Created Equal (1987, Monique Renault) * 7 min.
Pas à deux (1988, Monique Renault, Gerrit van Dijk) 6 min.
4. Bande de filles (2014, Céline Sciamma) * 113 min.
5. Santos Palace (2006, Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani) * 15 min.
Confection (2003, Eva Saks) * 4 min.
Witch's Cradle (1944, Maya Deren) 12 min.
Spook Sport (1940, Mary Ellen Bute, Norman McLaren,Ted Nemeth) * 8 min.
Tarantella (1940, Mary Ellen Bute, Ted Nemeth) * 4 min.
Why Me? (1978, Derek Lamb, Janet Perlman) * 9 min.
The Tender Tale of Cinderella Penguin (1981, Janet Perlman) * 10 min.
6. La Sierra (2005, Scott Dalton, Margarita Martinez) * 84 min.
7. Never Fear (1950,  Ida Lupino) * 81 min.
8. Murdoch Mysteries: The Devil Wears Whalebone (2015, Eleanore Lindo) * 44 min.
9. Murdoch Mysteries: The Incurables (2015, Eleanore Lindo) * 44 min.
10. Blood Tea and Red String (2006, Christiane Cegavske) 70 min.
11. Bollywood/Hollywood (2002, Deepa Mehta) 105 min.
12. Limang liboFive Thousand (2009, Ice Idanan)  * 15 min.
Bully Dance (2000, Janet Perlman) * 10 min.
Invasion of the Space Lobsters (2005, Janet Perlman) * 7 min.
She Wolf (8/22/2010, Riccardo Bernasconi, Francesca Reverdito) * 2 min.
Tzirk (11/12/2010, Riccardo Bernasconi, Francesca Reverdito) * 6 min.
Grasshopper (2012, Ash Mayfair) * 14 min.
Olympiad (1971, Ken Knowlton, Lillian Schwartz) * 3 min.
UFO's (1972, Ken Knowlton, Lillian Schwartz) * 3 min.
13. Amer (2009, Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani) * 90 min.
14. Psychomontage (1963, Eberhard Kronhausen, Phyllis Kronhausen) * 11 min.
The Owl Who Married a Goose: An Eskimo Legend (1974, Caroline Leaf) * 8 min.
The Street (1976, Caroline Leaf) * 10 min.
Roses Sing on New Snow (2003, Yuan Zhang) * 7 min.
 Powers of Ten (1977, Charles Eames, Ray Eames) * 9 min.
Le nez (1963, Alexander Alexeieff, Claire Parker) 11 min.
About the Hard Life of the Barn Swallow (2011, Chintis Lundgren) * 5 min.
15. Wanda (1970, Barbara Loden) * 102 min.
16. Elementary: Ready or Not (2016, Christine Moore) * 40 min.

* First time viewing
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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » April 1st, 2020, 8:42 pm

Heh, I well and truly got side-tracked by the cinematic pleasures of the Indian sub-continent. I kind of wish these challenges hadn't coincided because I do love them both...

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09. 'The Teckman Mystery' / 1954, Wendy Toye / 6/10
10. 'Simon and Laura' / 1955, Muriel Box / 6.5 or 7/10
11. 'Sparrows Can't Sing' / 1963, Joan Littlewood / 8/10
12. 'I Love NY' / 2015, Radhika Rao, Vinay Sapru / 3 or 4/10
13. 'Half the Picture' / 2018, Amy Adrion / 4 or 4.5/10

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Thanks for hosting, Allison!

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That's all, folks!

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Post by vortexsurfer » April 2nd, 2020, 2:06 am

6. Marc Maron: End Times Fun (Lynn Shelton, 2020)
7. Blockers (Kay Cannon, 2018)

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1. Obvious Child (Gillian Robespierre, 2014)
2. Audrie & Daisy (Bonni Cohen & Jon Shenk, 2016)
3. Deadcon (Caryn Waechter, 2019)
4. Roll Red Roll (Nancy Schwartzman, 2018)
5. Tokyo Idols (Kyoko Miyake, 2017)
6. Marc Maron: End Times Fun (Lynn Shelton, 2020)
7. Blockers (Kay Cannon, 2018)

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Post by flavo5000 » April 2nd, 2020, 12:48 pm

psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
April 1st, 2020, 5:46 pm
flavo5000 wrote:
March 28th, 2020, 12:22 pm

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83. Megane a.k.a. Glasses (Naoko Ogigami, 2007)
This one is from the list of modern female Japanese directors that psychotronicbeatnik posted a few days ago, and it was a delightful find! Its quirky, easy-going message of enjoying the small things in live away from the hustle & bustle of modern living is a particularly relevant one with what's going on out there these days. I'm going to have to look into more movies on that list.
Hey flavo,

I was thrilled when I saw that you found one of the films from that list and that it proved to be so enjoyable. I haven't had a chance to start looking for them yet but there's plenty of time before this challenge rolls around again - and before the Japanese challenge returns next year as well. This one sounds particularly good. :cheers:
I actually managed to track down a few of them but it was so close to the end of the month by then I wasn't able to work in any others. I'll probably slot some into future challenges though. I noticed 0.5mm is actually a Doubling the Canon nominee, so I'll probably watch that one this month. :)

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Post by allisoncm » April 2nd, 2020, 3:08 pm

Thanks to everyone for participating in the challenge! Here are the results:

psychotronicbeatnik - 111
flavo5000 - 106
72aicm - 59

jdidaco - 48
sol - 47
jeroeno - 43
blueboybob - 39
Obgeoff - 38
allisoncm - 37
OldAle1 - 33
sebby -27
maxwelldeux - 24
peeptoad - 20
India Istanbul - 18
cinephage - 16
ororama - 18
blocho - 15
Straka - 15
AB537 - 15
albajos - 14
John Milton - 12
RogerTheMovieManiac88 - 13
hurluberlu - 8
vortexsurfer - 7
zzzorf - 5
VincentPrice - 4
Daviddoes - 2
Teproc - 2
nimimerkillinen - 2
mathiasa - 1
Cinepolis - 1
jal90 - 1
shugs - 1

Let me know if I missed anything and I'll update this post and the OP.

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