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Doubling the Canon Nominees Challenge (Official, April 2021)

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GOAL
Watch movies that have been nominated for this year's edition of Doubling the Canon. Discuss them.
A list of eligible films can be found below.

BONUS GAME
Recommend and promote a nominated movie (which may or may not be nominated by yourself) and even more importantly: watch other people's bonus recommendations. For every 5 recommendations you've watched for the challenge, you are allowed to recommend another one.

RULES
- Each feature film (over 40 minutes) counts as one entry.
- 80 minutes of short films or miniseries/TV episodes counts as one entry.
- Films must be watched one at a time and at single speed (not sped up).
- Rewatches are allowed and are good for the soul.
- Please include year of release when listing your viewings.

LINKS
Doubling the Canon 2021 Nominations (ICM)
Doubling the Canon 2021 Nominations (IMDB)
Doubling the Canon 2021 Thread
DtC 2021 ballot

Rank Participant Count Recommendations Minutes 1000<400 500<400 all-time 500<400 DtC all-time DtC holdovers DtC revotes
1 sol 41 10 3956 2 5 2 12 4 6
2 flavo5000 40 1 4125 6 10 2 14 2 11
3 sortile9io 28 1 2971 3 5 1 11 3 6
4 72aicm 24 0 2494 7 0 0 3 1 1
4 AB537 24 1 2575 3 6 2 8 0 5
6 Bing147 21 0 1987 2 2 1 11 0 5
7 beavis 20 1 2183 0 1 0 9 1 7
7 DudeLanez 20 2 1883 3 7 3 14 0 7
9 Melvelet 17 2 1593 4 3 2 4 2 3
9 zuma 17 0 1563 1 0 0 2 2 1
11 Perception de Ambiguity 15 0 1528 1 2 1 3 1 3
12 lineuphere 14 0 1183 1 1 1 4 2 1
13 jdidaco 12 0 940 0 0 0 0 1 0
14 filmbantha 11 5 1048 1 3 1 5 0 4
14 zzzorf 11 2 1082 0 3 0 3 0 3
16 hurluberlu 10 0 1013 2 3 2 4 0 4
16 pitchorneirda 10 0 1261 4 3 3 5 0 4
18 klaus78 9 0 929 1 4 1 4 0 4
19 blocho 5 0 472 1 0 0 2 0 2
19 St. Gloede 5 0 429 0 0 0 0 1 0
21 Lonewolf2003 4 0 442 0 1 0 2 0 1
22 connordenney 3 0 305 1 2 1 2 0 2
22 maksler 3 0 334 2 3 0 3 0 2
22 monclivie 3 0 205 1 1 1 0 0 0
22 vortexsurfer 3 0 297 1 1 1 1 0 1
26 beasterne 2 0 213 0 0 0 1 0 1
26 frbrown 2 0 173 0 0 0 0 1 0
26 ororama 2 0 193 1 1 1 1 0 1
- overall 376 25 37377 48 67 26 128 21 85


Bonus game recommendations:
Title aka Year Recommended by Times watched IMDB ICM
American Reflexxx 2015 Perception de Ambiguity 2 :imdb: :ICM:
Babylon 1980 filmbantha 1 :imdb: :ICM:
Chase a Crooked Shadow 1958 sol 3 :imdb: :ICM:
En la selva no hay estrellas No Stars in the Jungle 1967 sortile9io 1 :imdb: :ICM:
Hausu House 1977 flavo5000 2 :imdb: :ICM:
Kochegar The Stoker 2010 beavis 3 :imdb: :ICM:
L'aîné des Ferchaux Magnet of Doom 1963 AB537 4 :imdb: :ICM:
Mes séances de lutte Love Battles 2013 zzzorf 1 :imdb: :ICM:
Mutter Küsters' Fahrt zum Himmel Mother Kusters Goes to Heaven 1975 DudeLanez 0 :imdb: :ICM:
Shokei no shima Punishment Island 1966 Melvelet 0 :imdb: :ICM:
Special 2006 filmbantha 2 :imdb: :ICM:
Stir 1980 sol 1 :imdb: :ICM:
Sueño en otro idioma I Dream in Another Language 2017 blocho 2 :imdb: :ICM:
The Work 2017 72aicm 0 :imdb: :ICM:
Zero Patience 1993 Fergenaprido 3 :imdb: :ICM:


Country breakdown:
Country Count
USA 145
Japan 47
France 42
UK 40
Italy 17
Australia 11
Sweden 9
Belgium 7
Canada 7
Germany 7
Iran 7
Yugoslavia 7
Mexico 6
Soviet Union 6
Brazil 5
Egypt 5
Hong Kong 5
India 5
Russia 5
South Korea 5
West Germany 5
Czechoslovakia 4
Lebanon 4
Philippines 4
Austria 3
Chile 3
Switzerland 3
Argentina 2
Armenia 2
Estonia 2
Israel 2
Norway 2
Spain 2
Turkey 2
Angola 1
Bulgaria 1
China 1
Cuba 1
Denmark 1
Ethiopia 1
Finland 1
Greece 1
Hungary 1
Iceland 1
Indonesia 1
Lesotho 1
Netherlands 1
Peru 1
Taiwan 1
Thailand 1


Decade breakdown:
Decade Count
1900s 3
1910s 3
1920s 10
1930s 10
1940s 41
1950s 41
1960s 58
1970s 51
1980s 43
1990s 42
2000s 52
2010s 86

Director breakdown (n >= 2)
Director Count
Michael Boydstun 6
Makoto Shinkai 5
Nagisa Ôshima 5
Tim Grabham 5
Youssef Chahine 5
Aleksey Balabanov 4
Faith Hubley 4
Jean-Pierre Melville 4
John Hubley 4
Matthew Rankin 4
Tom Noakes 4
Vatroslav Mimica 4
Anthony Asquith 3
Ben Russell 3
Bill Plympton 3
Borhane Alaouié 3
David Firth 3
Hal Hartley 3
Ingmar Bergman 3
John Greyson 3
Joseph L. Anderson 3
Kwon-taek Im 3
Lotfi Thabet 3
Michael Anderson 3
Mikio Naruse 3
Paul McDermott 3
Ruben Östlund 3
William Dieterle 3
Alain Jessua 2
Alli Coates 2
Anthony Mann 2
Arthur J. Bressan Jr. 2
Arthur Rosson 2
Ben Rivers 2
Bertrand Blier 2
Budd Boetticher 2
Carlos Adriano 2
Cecilia Mangini 2
Charles Vidor 2
Chris Williams(co-director) 2
Claude Barras 2
Craig Gillespie 2
David Leitch 2
Don Hall(co-director) 2
Ermanno Olmi 2
Ernesto Contreras 2
Fernando Di Leo 2
Frank Tuttle 2
Georg Wilhelm Pabst 2
Gösta Werner 2
Hal Haberman 2
Han Hsiang Li 2
Harutyun Khachatryan 2
Hayao Miyazaki 2
Henry King 2
Howard Hawks 2
Jacques Tourneur 2
James Benning 2
Jean Epstein 2
Jean Grémillon 2
Jean Renoir 2
Jeremy Passmore 2
John Ford 2
John Halas 2
John Musker 2
John Smith 2
Jonas Geirnaert 2
Josef von Sternberg 2
Joy Batchelor 2
Jules Dassin 2
Jérémy Clapin 2
Karim Aïnouz 2
Majid Majidi 2
Marcelo Epstein 2
Marlon Riggs 2
Mervyn LeRoy 2
Michael Arias 2
Michael Schultz 2
Mike De Leon 2
Mike Leigh 2
Mike Mills 2
Nathaniel Dorsky 2
Nicolas Provost 2
Nobuhiko Ôbayashi 2
Otto Preminger 2
Pierre Koralnik 2
Ramon Bloomberg 2
Robert Siodmak 2
Ron Clements 2
Sacha Guitry 2
Stanislav Rostotskiy 2
Tay Garnett 2
Tomu Uchida 2
Toshiaki Toyoda 2
Vladimir Momcilovic 2
Yasujirô Ozu 2
Genre breakdown
Genre Count
Movies that have been challenged more than once
Times challenged Name Year IMDBICM
6 Beyond the Mind's Eye 1993 :imdb: :ICM:
5 Alexandria... Why? 1979 :imdb: :ICM:
5 Films to Break Projectors 2017 :imdb: :ICM:
4 5 Centimeters Per Second 2007 :imdb: :ICM:
4 Magnet of Doom 1963 :imdb: :ICM:
4 Nursery Rhymes 2018 :imdb: :ICM:
4 Typhoid Sufferers 1963 :imdb: :ICM:
4 Windy Day 1968 :imdb: :ICM:
3 Chase a Crooked Shadow 1958 :imdb: :ICM:
3 Cream 2016 :imdb: :ICM:
3 Death by Hanging 1968 :imdb: :ICM:
3 Hair High 2004 :imdb: :ICM:
3 Il ne suffit pas que Dieu soit avec les pauvres 1978 :imdb: :ICM:
3 Incident by a Bank 2010 :imdb: :ICM:
3 Spring Night Summer Night 1967 :imdb: :ICM:
3 The Girl Who Swallowed Bees 2007 :imdb: :ICM:
3 The Stoker 2010 :imdb: :ICM:
3 Zero Patience 1993 :imdb: :ICM:
2 9 Souls 2003 :imdb: :ICM:
2 A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness 2013 :imdb: :ICM:
2 Air Force 1943 :imdb: :ICM:
2 American Reflexxx 2015 :imdb: :ICM:
2 Animal Farm 1954 :imdb: :ICM:
2 Atomic Blonde 2017 :imdb: :ICM:
2 Black Is... Black Ain't 1994 :imdb: :ICM:
2 Bloody Spear at Mount Fuji 1955 :imdb: :ICM:
2 Body Rock 1984 :imdb: :ICM:
2 Buffet Froid 1979 :imdb: :ICM:
2 Bunny Lake Is Missing 1965 :imdb: :ICM:
2 Caliber 9 1972 :imdb: :ICM:
2 Cooley High 1975 :imdb: :ICM:
2 Criss Cross 1949 :imdb: :ICM:
2 Deformer 2000 :imdb: :ICM:
2 Documentarist 2003 :imdb: :ICM:
2 Flatlife 2004 :imdb: :ICM:
2 From the Life of the Marionettes 1980 :imdb: :ICM:
2 Gravity 2006 :imdb: :ICM:
2 House 1977 :imdb: :ICM:
2 I Dream in Another Language 2017 :imdb: :ICM:
2 I, Tonya 2017 :imdb: :ICM:
2 Invisible Life 2019 :imdb: :ICM:
2 La Poison 1951 :imdb: :ICM:
2 Ladies in Retirement 1941 :imdb: :ICM:
2 Life Is Sweet 1990 :imdb: :ICM:
2 Life Upside Down 1964 :imdb: :ICM:
2 Mandala 1981 :imdb: :ICM:
2 Moana 2016 :imdb: :ICM:
2 My Life as a Zucchini 2016 :imdb: :ICM:
2 Salomé 1969 :imdb: :ICM:
2 Skhizein 2008 :imdb: :ICM:
2 Special 2006 :imdb: :ICM:
2 Stendalì: Suonano ancora 1960 :imdb: :ICM:
2 T's World: The Over Identification of Terry Thompson 2013 :imdb: :ICM:
2 Tekkonkinkreet 2006 :imdb: :ICM:
2 The Browning Version 1951 :imdb: :ICM:
2 The Color of Paradise 1999 :imdb: :ICM:
2 The Dawns Here Are Quiet 1972 :imdb: :ICM:
2 The Flying Train 1902 :imdb: :ICM:
2 The Game of Love 1967 :imdb: :ICM:
2 The Girl Chewing Gum 1976 :imdb: :ICM:
2 The Legend of the Holy Drinker 1988 :imdb: :ICM:
2 The Love Eterne 1963 :imdb: :ICM:
2 The Postman Always Rings Twice 1946 :imdb: :ICM:
2 The Sacrifice 1946 :imdb: :ICM:
2 The Tall Target 1951 :imdb: :ICM:
2 The Three-Sided Mirror 1927 :imdb: :ICM:
2 The Twentieth Century 2019 :imdb: :ICM:
2 This Gun for Hire 1942 :imdb: :ICM:
2 This Land Is Mine 1943 :imdb: :ICM:
2 Threnody 2004 :imdb: :ICM:
2 Underworld 1927 :imdb: :ICM:
2 Vassourinha: The Voice and the Void 1998 :imdb: :ICM:
2 Waterloo Bridge 1940 :imdb: :ICM:
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Melvelet wrote: March 31st, 2021, 3:02 pm
I will make the thread better in the evening, sorry for the delay.
Hooray. :circle: And no problem. I'm just excited that you are still up for hosting. :thumbsup: And you managed to get the thread active before it hit April on my side of the world too! Not that I'm planning to watch anything immediately after midnight, mind you, unless I can't sleep... :pinch:

Thanks again for hosting. Really looking forward to this one this year. I have over 75 films lined up. Have to see how many I can actually get through. :think:
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I'm going to at least try to get through the DTC nominees I own on DVD or blu-ray and will get to whatever else I can while balancing the animation challenge.
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I’m in. Thanks for hosting Melvelet. Dunno if it’s on my end, but none of the images in the OP works.

I’ve already started with a couple of the long ones. I’m going to post them here, ‘cause why not.

000. Al karnak (1975) [zhangalan]
000. Sibiriada (1979) [hurluberlu]
000. Izgnanie (2007) [DtC]
000. Hai tan de yi tian (1983) [DtC]
000. Peterloo (2018) [blocho]
000. City After Dark (1980) [lineuphere]
000. Mandara (1971) [Melvelet]
000. Zivot je cudo (2004) [Fergenaprido]
000. Shiki-Jitsu (2000) (l) [Lakigigar]
000. Il deserto dei tartari (1976) [hurluberlu]
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72aicm wrote: March 31st, 2021, 3:40 pm I’m in. Thanks for hosting Melvelet. Dunno if it’s on my end, but none of the images in the OP works.

I’ve already started with a couple of the long ones. I’m going to post them here, ‘cause why not.

000. Al karnak (1975) [zhangalan]
000. Sibiriada (1979) [hurluberlu]
000. Izgnanie (2007) [DtC]
000. Hai tan de yi tian (1983) [DtC]
000. Peterloo (2018) [blocho]
000. City After Dark (1980) [lineuphere]
000. Mandara (1971) [Melvelet]
000. Zivot je cudo (2004) [Fergenaprido]
000. Shiki-Jitsu (2000) (l) [Lakigigar]
000. Il deserto dei tartari (1976) [hurluberlu]
It's not just you, I only put placeholders for now.

Mind sharing your approximate ratings? :)
For this particular challenge they are (even) more useful
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Melvelet wrote: March 31st, 2021, 3:47 pm
72aicm wrote: March 31st, 2021, 3:40 pm I’m in. Thanks for hosting Melvelet. Dunno if it’s on my end, but none of the images in the OP works.

I’ve already started with a couple of the long ones. I’m going to post them here, ‘cause why not.

000. Al karnak (1975) [zhangalan]
000. Sibiriada (1979) [hurluberlu]
000. Izgnanie (2007) [DtC]
000. Hai tan de yi tian (1983) [DtC]
000. Peterloo (2018) [blocho]
000. City After Dark (1980) [lineuphere]
000. Mandara (1971) [Melvelet]
000. Zivot je cudo (2004) [Fergenaprido]
000. Shiki-Jitsu (2000) (l) [Lakigigar]
000. Il deserto dei tartari (1976) [hurluberlu]
Mind sharing your approximate ratings? :)
For this particular challenge they are (even) more useful
Nothing weaker than a two, motstly three’s, a couple of fours and one six. ;)
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72aicm wrote: March 31st, 2021, 3:40 pm I’m in. Thanks for hosting Melvelet. Dunno if it’s on my end, but none of the images in the OP works.

I’ve already started with a couple of the long ones. I’m going to post them here, ‘cause why not.

000. Al karnak (1975) [zhangalan]
000. Sibiriada (1979) [hurluberlu]
000. Izgnanie (2007) [DtC]
000. Hai tan de yi tian (1983) [DtC]
000. Peterloo (2018) [blocho]
000. City After Dark (1980) [lineuphere]
000. Mandara (1971) [Melvelet]
000. Zivot je cudo (2004) [Fergenaprido]
000. Shiki-Jitsu (2000) (l) [Lakigigar]
000. Il deserto dei tartari (1976) [hurluberlu]
I would like to report nominators as well: did you get them from one of the list or did you search through the nomination thread ?
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I searched manually. Took me about two minute per film.
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Melvelet wrote: March 31st, 2021, 3:47 pm 000. Shiki-Jitsu (2000) (l) [Lakigigar]
:cheers:

Such an amazing film.
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I never miss those. What I did miss this year was having an unofficial challenge during the nomination phase, but like 72aicm I still wasn't idle during this time. Here are the nominees I watched for the unofficial unofficial challenge:

American Reflexxx (2015, Alli Coates)
T's World: The Over Identification of Terry Thompson (2013, Ramon Bloomberg)
Monday (2000, SABU)
You Ought to Be in Pictures (1940, Friz Freleng)
First Man (2018, Damien Chazelle)
The Flying Fish (2019, Murat Sayginer) (2 viewings)
Bakit Dilaw ang Gitna Ng Bahaghari? / Why Is Yellow the Middle of the Rainbow? (1994, Kidlat Tahimik)
Dr. Jack (1922, Fred C. Newmeyer & Sam Taylor)
Une femme mariée: Suite de fragments d'un film tourné en 1964 / A Married Woman (1964, JLG)
A Wedding (1978, Robert Altman)
Matthias & Maxime (2019, Xavier Dolan)
Happy Here and Now (2002, Michael Almereyda)
Paris est à nous / Paris Is Us (2019, Elisabeth Vogler)
Bad Boy Bubby (1993, Rolf de Heer)
The Vikings (1958, Richard Fleischer)


For the bonus game I'll nominate American Reflexxx (2015, Alli Coates) :ICM: .
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Onderhond wrote: March 31st, 2021, 5:29 pm
Melvelet wrote: March 31st, 2021, 3:47 pm 000. Shiki-Jitsu (2000) (l) [Lakigigar]
:cheers:

Such an amazing film.
I've been meaning to get around to watching some live action Hideaki Anno work. I may use this challenge as an excuse to finally do so.
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Onderhond wrote: March 31st, 2021, 5:29 pm
Melvelet wrote: March 31st, 2021, 3:47 pm 000. Shiki-Jitsu (2000) (l) [Lakigigar]
:cheers:

Such an amazing film.
That is a misused quote :D But I actually have it one my watchlist
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Melvelet wrote: March 31st, 2021, 7:02 pm That is a misused quote :D But I actually have it one my watchlist
Oops! Interested to hear your thoughts too, and not just because I love your current recommend ;)
flavo5000 wrote: March 31st, 2021, 6:35 pm I've been meaning to get around to watching some live action Hideaki Anno work. I may use this challenge as an excuse to finally do so.
He made some interesting live action films, but it's very different from his animated work. But even his live action films are very hard to compare. Love & Pop is interesting but not very polished, Shin Gojira is fun but hardly a masterpiece ... Ritual on the other hand, everything about that film is just right :)
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Onderhond wrote: March 31st, 2021, 7:19 pm
Melvelet wrote: March 31st, 2021, 7:02 pm That is a misused quote :D But I actually have it one my watchlist
Oops! Interested to hear your thoughts too, and not just because I love your current recommend ;)
Two of my favourite FTV on the 2020 edition of the 1000<400 list. :)
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I've got a movie-quiz going on tonight, so it's going to be another slow start on the challenge for me. But I like the bonus challenge idea and would already like to present my pick for it:
From my personal nominations, Kochegar (2010) https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/kochegar/

My favorite (of what I've seen) from Balabanov. He made a few hardhitting movies, coming from the wave of "black cinema" that got made in Russia from the early 90's onward in reaction to years of censorship, combined with the econical state of the country. This one has an edge to it for sure, but with strong (color) cinematography it is not all just doom and gloom. I don't see many people on this forum checking out this kind of cinema, but I'm sure some here would really love it, so all I am saying is give this one a change ;)
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It starts! First in. :D

1. Black Is... Black Ain't (1994)

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Onderhond wrote: March 31st, 2021, 7:19 pm
Melvelet wrote: March 31st, 2021, 7:02 pm That is a misused quote :D But I actually have it one my watchlist
Oops! Interested to hear your thoughts too, and not just because I love your current recommend ;)
flavo5000 wrote: March 31st, 2021, 6:35 pm I've been meaning to get around to watching some live action Hideaki Anno work. I may use this challenge as an excuse to finally do so.
He made some interesting live action films, but it's very different from his animated work. But even his live action films are very hard to compare. Love & Pop is interesting but not very polished, Shin Gojira is fun but hardly a masterpiece ... Ritual on the other hand, everything about that film is just right :)
Oh yea, I forgot he did Shin Godzilla which I have seen. That one actually felt like something Anno would do though. Pretty odd take on Godzilla but I liked it.
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flavo5000 wrote: April 1st, 2021, 2:29 pm Oh yea, I forgot he did Shin Godzilla which I have seen. That one actually felt like something Anno would do though. Pretty odd take on Godzilla but I liked it.
Yeah, though I felt it was pretty in line with most other Japanese 90s/00s Godzilla films. I think Kitamura's one stood out more :)
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Onderhond wrote: April 1st, 2021, 2:35 pm
flavo5000 wrote: April 1st, 2021, 2:29 pm Oh yea, I forgot he did Shin Godzilla which I have seen. That one actually felt like something Anno would do though. Pretty odd take on Godzilla but I liked it.
Yeah, though I felt it was pretty in line with most other Japanese 90s/00s Godzilla films. I think Kitamura's one stood out more :)
Final Wars was a hell of a lot of fun. Some people complain that some of the Godzilla movies are too slow in places with not enough monster fights. For those people, I suggest Final Wars. :banana:
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flavo5000 wrote: April 1st, 2021, 3:24 pm Final Wars was a hell of a lot of fun. Some people complain that some of the Godzilla movies are too slow in places with not enough monster fights. For those people, I suggest Final Wars. :banana:
Haha, so true. For Final Wars though, the common complaint seems to be the "MTV-style" editing. I watched it again last year and though I feared it would bomb, I was really surprised at how alive it still felt.
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1. I, Tonya (Craig Gillespie, 2017) [TSP 21st drop-off] IMDb: 6+, DtC: 2
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I hope to be fairly active here, along with some Middle East stuff I've been wanting to watch for a while.

TCM released its April schedule yesterday, including twenty eligible titles. Since I went to the effort to list them for myself, figured I might as well share along with the airing date in case others are interested, although this may only be useful for North American participants.

April 1: Air Force (possibly too late for this one)
April 3: Caged, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Charade (!!!)
April 4: The Entertainer
April 6: The Four Feathers
April 9: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
April 10: The Hunchback of Notre Dame
April 11: Inherit the Wind
April 12: It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
April 13: Judgment at Nuremberg, Key Largo (one of my nominees)
April 14: Ladies in Retirement
April 16: The Man Who Knew Too Much
April 21: A Patch of Blue, The Picture of Dorian Gray
April 24: The Search
April 26: Stage Door, A Star is Born
April 28: This Land is Mine (!!!)

I've previously seen most of these but plan to record the few I haven't. Ladies in Retirement, which I'd never heard of before this year's nominees, looks especially interesting on that front. One other nominee, Mervyn LeRoy's excellent Waterloo Bridge, unfortunately only airs on May 1. The full schedule is available here: https://31days.tcm.com/?fbclid=IwAR3Kb0 ... RamJi8rqTM
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001. A Vida Invisível (2019) [Teproc]
002. Iskanderija... lih? (1979) [DtC]
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000. Al karnak (1975) [zhangalan]
000. Sibiriada (1979) [hurluberlu]
000. Izgnanie (2007) [DtC]
000. Hai tan de yi tian (1983) [DtC]
000. Peterloo (2018) [blocho]
000. City After Dark (1980) [lineuphere]
000. Mandara (1971) [Melvelet]
000. Zivot je cudo (2004) [Fergenaprido]
000. Shiki-Jitsu (2000) (l) [Lakigigar]
000. Il deserto dei tartari (1976) [hurluberlu]
001. A Vida Invisível (2019) [Teproc]
002. Iskanderija... lih? (1979) [DtC]
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1. Jallikattu (2019) - 4/10

Bonus Game Recommendation:
Mes séances de lutte (2013) - Jacques Doillon
I understand this won't be a movie for everyone but I think more people need to see it. An emotional rollercoaster from one of my more favourite foreign directors.
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AB537 wrote: April 1st, 2021, 8:42 pm I hope to be fairly active here, along with some Middle East stuff I've been wanting to watch for a while.

One other nominee, Mervyn LeRoy's excellent Waterloo Bridge, unfortunately only airs on May 1.
I'll probably post a handful of watches at the end of the month. Focusing more on Middle East this month, but there are a number of cross-overs and a few other DTC noms I've got my eye on.

@AB537 since Waterloo Bridge is at the end of the alphabet, it's highly likely that you'll be able to watch it on May 1st and still have time to submit your rating as a write-in ballot, since Ángel always reveals the results alphabetically.
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Might as well add the nominations I saw in March here as well. Some of them I may have seen before they were nominated, but since they don't count for this challenge anyway, I'm listing them so others can make get some recommendations.

Ratings are my personal rating out of 10, and then my likely DTC rating out of 6.
Films in bold I'll most definitely rate 4, 5, or 6 and really hope they make the list. Films in italics I'm less sure about and will probably get a 2 or 3.

0. Skagafjörður (2004 short) - 3.0 - 0
0. Ma vie de Courgette [My Life as a Zucchini] (2016) - 8.2 - 6 - my own nomination
0. Marty (1955) - 8.0 - 5
0. Tulevaisuus ei ole entisensä [The Future Is Not What It Used to Be] (2002) - 6.4 - 1
0. Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt (1989) - 7.8 - 4
0. The Queen (1968) - 7.8 - 4
0. Komisario Palmun erehdys [Inspector Palmu's Error] (1960) - 8.0 - 5 - This kind of felt like a Finnish The Thin Man in tone. Looking forward to the sequels.
0. Plaire, aimer et courir vite [Sorry Angel] (2018) - 7.8 - 4
0. The Telegram Man (2011 short) - 7.6 - 3 - or maybe 2. Decent short, but not sure if I consider it "canon-worthy"
0. Films to Break Projectors (2017 short) - 3.4 - 0

And for the Bonus Game, my pick is Zero Patience (1993), one of my nominations and my favourite film that I saw last year. I gave it 8.8/10. The only films I rated higher were Hannah Gadsby's standup special Douglas (2020) (9.2) and two shorts: Turn It Around (2017) (8.6) and Nursery Rhymes (2018) (8.8) (the latter of which I nominated as well). Zero Patience is definitely not a film I think everyone will like, but I firmly believe it deserves a wider audience and I thought it was simply fantastic.
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DTC Nominees
1. Black Is... Black Ain't (1994)
2. Chilly Scenes of Winter (1979) [aka 'Head over Heels']

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For someone who pretty much acts like a stalker throughout, John Heard is remarkably sympathetic in the lead role here, allowing us to feel his heartbreak as his crush tells him that she would rather stay married to someone who loves her less passionately than he does. Tone-wise this is a weird movie though and his on/off talking to the camera is strange too, but Heard gets so into his character (his street vendor interactions especially stand out) that this works.
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1. Donovan's Reef (1963)
A threadbare plot means that this is little more than John Wayne and friends hanging around some Pacific islands. Also, because this is a John Wayne move, there are two brawls in which no one gets even slightly hurt. These are apparently supposed to hilarious. It's also the third movie I've seen in which Wayne spanks his love interest -- I used to see this trope as a projection of toxic masculinity, but now I wonder whether it's merely a man revealing his fetishes on screen.

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1. Only the Brave (Joseph Kosinski, 2017) 7.5/10 ... I'm surprised this one didn't get more attention after its release, seems like one that should have done really well at the box office (and better than most films that do)

My bonus challenge nominee is L'aîné des Ferchaux - Magnet of Doom (Jean-Pierre Melville), a badly underseen gem by my favourite French director and my least checked DtC nominee this year. It's currently available on Criterion Channel in USA and Canada.
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DTC Nominees
1. Black Is... Black Ain't (1994)
2. Chilly Scenes of Winter (1979)
3. Chase a Crooked Shadow (1958)

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Visited by a stranger at her overseas villa who claims to be her brother, a young woman has trouble convincing anyone that he is a fraud in this intriguing noir. We gradually come to question the protagonist's sanity, and the whole thing is incredibly enthralling as the motives of the possible-brother very slowly emerge. The film looks sensational too with Erwin Hiller emphasising every shadow while generally filming from angles that aptly seem a little off.

I don't know who nominated it, but given that it is my first 6/6 film that I have watched for this challenge, I will promote Chase a Crooked Shadow for the Bonus Challenge Game. :ICM: I assume I can't claim a bonus challenge point for having just watched it myself. Or can I? :shifty:
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1. Stemple Pass (2012, James Benning)
2. Lonely Are the Brave (1962, David Miller)
3. Zum Vergleich (2009, Harun Farocki)
4. Passing Strangers (1974, Arthur J. Bressan Jr.)
[12 min]. Händelse vid bank / Incident by a Bank (2010, Ruben Östlund)
[9 min]. The Girl Who Swallowed Bees (2007, Paul McDermott)
The reminiscing rat dreams of the time that is no longer real
{0} American Reflexxx (2015, Alli Coates)
{0} T's World: The Over Identification of Terry Thompson (2013, Ramon Bloomberg)
{0} Monday (2000, SABU)
{0} You Ought to Be in Pictures (1940, Friz Freleng)
{0} First Man (2018, Damien Chazelle)
{0} The Flying Fish (2019, Murat Sayginer) (2 viewings)
{0} Bakit Dilaw ang Gitna Ng Bahaghari? / Why Is Yellow the Middle of the Rainbow? (1994, Kidlat Tahimik)
{0} Dr. Jack (1922, Fred C. Newmeyer & Sam Taylor)
{0} Une femme mariée: Suite de fragments d'un film tourné en 1964 / A Married Woman (1964, JLG)
{0} A Wedding (1978, Robert Altman)
{0} Matthias & Maxime (2019, Xavier Dolan)
{0} Happy Here and Now (2002, Michael Almereyda)
{0} Paris est à nous / Paris Is Us (2019, Elisabeth Vogler)
{0} Bad Boy Bubby (1993, Rolf de Heer)
{0} The Vikings (1958, Richard Fleischer)
1. Stemple Pass (2012, James Benning)
2. Lonely Are the Brave (1962, David Miller)
3. Zum Vergleich (2009, Harun Farocki)
4. Passing Strangers (1974, Arthur J. Bressan Jr.)

to be divided by 80:
[12 min]. Händelse vid bank / Incident by a Bank (2010, Ruben Östlund)
[9 min]. The Girl Who Swallowed Bees (2007, Paul McDermott)
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1. La Poison (1951, Sacha Guitry) 2/6
2. Spring Night, Summer Night (1967, Joseph L. Anderson) 2/6
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1. Beyond the Mind's Eye (1993) holdover
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1. Yogoto no yume a.k.a. Every-Night Dreams (1933) 3/6

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2. Waterloo Bridge (1940) 2/6

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3-4. Prime Suspect (1991) 4/6

I'm going to nominate Hausu (1977), one of the most batshit insane, ridiculous movies ever made.

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1. Yogoto no yume a.k.a. Every-Night Dreams (1933) 3/6
2. Waterloo Bridge (1940) 2/6
3-4. Prime Suspect (1991) 4/6
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1. L'assassin habite... au 21 (Clouzot, 1942) 3/6
2. Chiyari Fuji (Uchida, 1955) 3/6
3. Sallah Shabati (Kishon, 1964) 1/6
4. Punishment Park (Watkins, 1971) 3/6

I would like to recommend:
Mutter Küsters' Fahrt zum Himmel (Fassbinder, 1975)
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DTC Nominees
1. Black Is... Black Ain't (1994)
2. Chilly Scenes of Winter (1979)
3. Chase a Crooked Shadow (1958)
4. I'd Climb the Highest Mountain (1951)

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A melodrama set in Georgia circa 1910. William Lundigan does well as a young minister, very genuine in his concerns for the spiritual welfare of his flock and not easily deterred. Most of the film though comes from the perspective of Susan Hayward as his wife who is less effective. She has one almost great scene in which she uses metaphors to tell off a flirtatious young woman, but this turns into formulaic squawking as she then openly tells her to go away.
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Alright, I'll join the exploration party too, several of the nominees were already on my watchlist anyway, and will start with a few Anglo classics. As for the bonus game, I will pick one of my last year's two holdovers: En la selva no hay estrellas (Robles Godoy, 1967).

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1. CASH ON DEMAND (Lawrence, 1961) — A good unadorned Hammer Christmas heist that puts both the banker and robber in the same bag (a pleasure for many to see, I presume) after teaching the former, much along the lines of Mr. Scrooge, a lesson to his merciless obsession with efficiency and self-proclaimed idea of moral dignity, it will appeal to fans of the Cushing/Morell duo and those who enjoy films that take place entirely in a single indoor set. 7/10

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2. BUCHANAN RIDES ALONE (Boetticher, 1958) — An interesting and promising political setting at the beginning (USA border town owned by a corrupt family that runs into trouble with a Mexican pro-revolutionary honourable family) turns into a sort of more or less plain chase and deception game, not disappointing after all, because everything is skilful and concise, just like all the other four Boetticher’s westerns I’ve seen so far, and besides, Randolph Scott is becoming slowly one of my favourite cowboys. 7/10
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sortile9io wrote: April 3rd, 2021, 6:58 am BUCHANAN RIDES ALONE (Boetticher, 1958) — An interesting and promising political setting at the beginning (USA border town owned by a corrupt family that runs into trouble with a Mexican pro-revolutionary honourable family) turns into a sort of more or less plain chase and deception game, not disappointing after all, because everything is skilful and concise, just like all the other four Boetticher’s westerns I’ve seen so far, and besides, Randolph Scott is becoming slowly one of my favourite cowboys. 7/10
Thanks for watching one of my DTC nominations. Glad you liked it. :thumbsup: Probably my favourite Boetticher western after The Tall T. I was surprised to discover that it was on no Official Lists.
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sol wrote: April 2nd, 2021, 5:38 am I don't know who nominated it, but given that it is my first 6/6 film that I have watched for this challenge, I will promote Chase a Crooked Shadow for the Bonus Challenge Game. :ICM: I assume I can't claim a bonus challenge point for having just watched it myself. Or can I? :shifty:
As a matter of fact it would take additional programming and logging effort to not count nominations before the date of the nomination :lol:

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72aicm wrote: March 31st, 2021, 5:27 pm I searched manually. Took me about two minute per film.
Try using the search box on top of the Dtc topic, it is much faster.

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