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5. Eric Rohmer shorts
Bérénice (1954) 22 min - 63 checks
Véronique et son cancre (1958) 18 min - 200 checks
Présentation ou Charlotte et son steak (1960) 12 min - 250 checks
Une étudiante d'aujourd'hui (1966) 13 min - 154 checks
Bois ton café (1986) 3 min - 51 checks
Nadja à Paris (1964) 13 min - 254 checks
= 81 minutes
Spoiler
1. Misha and the Wolves (2021) 86 checks
2. Nudo e crudele (1984) 7 checks
3. Promenons-nous dans les bois (2000) 97 checks
4. I am Dina (2000) 325 checks
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#42

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Catching this one while it's still eligible

4. Outrage (1950) 398 checks

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1. Chanson d'Armor (1934) 112 checks
2. Under the Gun (1951) 44 checks
3. Emil und die Detektive (1931) 226 checks
4. Outrage (1950) 398 checks
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24. Major Barbara (David Lean, Gabriel Pascal, Harold, 1941) 254 checks

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25. Cruel Will (Arthur Romeo, 2013) 4 checks

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26. Lon Chaney: A Thousand Faces (Kevin Brownlow, 2000) 51 checks

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27. It's a Revolution Mother (Harry Kerwin, 1969) 4 checks

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28. Steve + Sky (Felix Van Groeningen, 2004) 219 checks

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29. Vale Abraão a.k.a. Abraham's Valley (Manoel de Oliveira, 1993) 378 checks
Less is More
1. Aru eiga-kantoku no shogai a.k.a. Kenji Mizoguchi: The Life of a Film Director (Kenji Mizoguchi: The Life of a Film Director (Kaneto Shindô, 1975) 70 checks
2. Home Invasion (David Tennant, 2016) 43 checks
3. Naked Angels (Bruce D. Clark, 1969) 11 checks
4. The Wild Ride (Harvey Berman, 1960) 45 checks
5. Angels Hard as They Come (Joe Viola, 1971) 22 checks
6. Debbie Does Dallas (David Buckley, 1978) 291 checks
7. Kaze ni tatsu raion a.k.a. The Lion Standing in the Wind (Takashi Miike, 2015) 18 checks
8. Two Days (Sean McGinly, 2003) 42 checks
9. Cosplay Fetish Battle Drones (Gregg Golding, 2013) 2 checks
10. Sinead O'Connor: Goodnight, Thank You, You've Been a Lovely Audience (Robert Corkey, 2002) 2 checks
11a. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch (2007) 5 checks
11b. Twin Towers (Bill Guttentag, 2003) 67 checks
11c. Over the Fence (J. Farrell MacDonald, Harold Lloyd, 1917) 40 checks
11d. That's Him (Gilbert Pratt, 1918) 20 checks
12. Helloween: High Live (Jeremy Azis, 1996) 3 checks
13. A Month in the Country (Pat O'Connor, 1987) 97 checks
14. Home James (Patrick Boyle, 1972) 11 checks
15. Insiang (Lino Brocka, 1976) 391 checks
16. North on Evers (James Benning, 1992) 50 checks
17. The Seasoning House (Paul Hyett, 2012) 206 checks
18. Valley of the Dolls: A World Premiere Voyage (1967) 3 checks
19. Band of Angels (Raoul Walsh, 1957) 146 checks
20. My Mummy (J. Todd Anderson, 2008) 3 checks
21. Contagion a.k.a. Bio Slime (John Lechago, 2010) 9 checks
22. Giuseppe De Santis (Carlo Lizzani, 2008) 8 checks
23. Blood Dancers (J.R. McGarrity, 2004) 8 checks
24. Major Barbara (David Lean, Gabriel Pascal, Harold, 1941) 254 checks
25. Cruel Will (Arthur Romeo, 2013) 4 checks
26. Lon Chaney: A Thousand Faces (Kevin Brownlow, 2000) 51 checks
27. It's a Revolution Mother (Harry Kerwin, 1969) 4 checks
28. Steve + Sky (Felix Van Groeningen, 2004) 219 checks
29. Vale Abraão a.k.a. Abraham's Valley (Manoel de Oliveira, 1993) 378 checks
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05) Dark River (2017, Clio Barnard) - 2.5/5 (120 checks)
06) The Cloud in Her Room (2020, Zheng Lu Xinyuan) - 3.5/5 (49 checks)
07) Belle (2021, Mamoru Hosoda) - 3/5 (297 checks)
08) Jazz on a Summer’s Day (1959, Bert Stern & Aram Avakian) - 3.5/5 (350 checks)
Spoiler
01) August Underground (2001, Fred Vogel) - 4/5 (202 checks)
02) Not Okay (2022, Quinn Shephard) - 3.5/5 (35 checks)
03) Creative Nonfiction (2009, Lena Dunham) - 4/5 (54 checks)
04) Vengeance (2022, B.J. Novak) - 4.5/5 (14 checks)
05) Dark River (2017, Clio Barnard) - 2.5/5 (120 checks)

06) The Cloud in Her Room (2020, Zheng Lu Xinyuan) - 3.5/5 (49 checks)
07) Belle (2021, Mamoru Hosoda) - 3/5 (297 checks)
08) Jazz on a Summer’s Day (1959, Bert Stern & Aram Avakian) - 3.5/5 (350 checks)
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6. Prey 2022 33 checks
7. Trainwreck: Woodstock '99 2022 13 checks
Spoiler
1. Misha and the Wolves (2021) 86 checks
2. Nudo e crudele (1984) 7 checks
3. Promenons-nous dans les bois (2000) 97 checks
4. I am Dina (2000) 325 checks
5. Eric Rohmer shorts
Bérénice (1954) 22 min - 63 checks
Véronique et son cancre (1958) 18 min - 200 checks
Présentation ou Charlotte et son steak (1960) 12 min - 250 checks
Une étudiante d'aujourd'hui (1966) 13 min - 154 checks
Bois ton café (1986) 3 min - 51 checks
Nadja à Paris (1964) 13 min - 254 checks
= 81 minutes
6. Prey, 2022 33 checks
7. Trainwreck: Woodstock '99 (2022) 13 checks
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8. Thirteen Lives (2022) 8 checks
Spoiler
1. Misha and the Wolves (2021) 86 checks
2. Nudo e crudele (1984) 7 checks
3. Promenons-nous dans les bois (2000) 97 checks
4. I am Dina (2000) 325 checks
5. Eric Rohmer shorts
Bérénice (1954) 22 min - 63 checks
Véronique et son cancre (1958) 18 min - 200 checks
Présentation ou Charlotte et son steak (1960) 12 min - 250 checks
Une étudiante d'aujourd'hui (1966) 13 min - 154 checks
Bois ton café (1986) 3 min - 51 checks
Nadja à Paris (1964) 13 min - 254 checks
= 81 minutes
6. Prey, 2022 33 checks
7. Trainwreck: Woodstock '99 (2022) 13 checks
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09) Prey (2022, Dan Trachtenberg) - 3.5/5 (30 checks when I checked it)
Spoiler
01) August Underground (2001, Fred Vogel) - 4/5 (202 checks)
02) Not Okay (2022, Quinn Shephard) - 3.5/5 (35 checks)
03) Creative Nonfiction (2009, Lena Dunham) - 4/5 (54 checks)
04) Vengeance (2022, B.J. Novak) - 4.5/5 (14 checks)
05) Dark River (2017, Clio Barnard) - 2.5/5 (120 checks)

06) The Cloud in Her Room (2020, Zheng Lu Xinyuan) - 3.5/5 (49 checks)
07) Belle (2021, Mamoru Hosoda) - 3/5 (297 checks)
08) Jazz on a Summer’s Day (1959, Bert Stern & Aram Avakian) - 3.5/5 (350 checks)
09) Prey (2022, Dan Trachtenberg) - 3.5/5 (30 checks)
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3. Inn at Osaka (1954) 100 checks
4. Freud (1962) 243 checks
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1. The Incident (1978) 15 checks
2. Giwaku (1982) 9 checks
3. Inn at Osaka (1954) 100 checks
4. Freud (1962) 243 checks
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6. Étude cinégraphique sur une arabesque (1929) * 5 min. 236 checks
Social-Sex Attitudes in Adolescence (1953) * 23 min.  240 checks
Should I Marry Outside My Faith? (1962) * 29 min. 165 checks
Mor vran (1930) * 25 min. 104 checks

I really liked Mor vran, Jean Epstein's documentary filmed on the Breton island of Sein, where life is centered around fishing in the often rough Atlantic.
Spoiler
1. Mare Nostrum (1926) * 134 min. 123 checks
2. Trancers 5: Sudden Deth (1994) * 72 min.  40 checks
3. Mango Yellow (2002) * 101 min.  190 checks
4. Illusions (1982) * 36 min.  284 checks
Online Dating (2015) * 3 min.  1 check
Are You Ready for Marriage? (1950) * 16 min.  330 checks
How Do You Know It's Love? (1950) * 14 min. 298 checks
Marriage Is a Partnership (1951) 16 min. 257 checks
5. Ladies of the Jury (1932) * 64 min. 23 checks
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1. Good Luck to You, Leo Grande (2022) 146 checks
2. Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey (2018) 92 checks
3. Bullet Train (2022) 60 checks
4. Ánimas Trujano (El hombre importante) (1961) 81 checks
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1. Zvenigora (1927, Dovzhenko) 6/10 - #296 checks
2. Fogo (2012, Olaizola) 4,5/10 - #62 checks
3. L'ordre (1973, Pollet) 6,5/10 - #91 checks
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25-27. The Phantom Rider (1936, Ray Taylor) - 3/10 - 279min - 1st check
--- It's a western serial. Offers the same as a one hour cheap B-western, except they stretch it out 15 chapters and nearly 5 hours. Doesn't matter if the star's name is Buck Jones. There is no saving that!


28. Kadetten [Cadets] (1939, Karl Ritter) - 5/10 - 5th check
--- One of several Nazi-era films leading up to the war using the Seven-Year War as inspiration. This one aiming at the younger guard with a more vibrant looser adaptation than Fridericus (1937) which I also recently saw. Probable effective propaganda during a time they were already under the spell.


29. Kitty und die Weltkonferenz [Kitty and the World Conference] (1939, Helmut Käutner) - 5/10 - 4th check
--- Too politically jolly for the Nazi regime? This harmless and super light fluff piece was quickly banned by the ruling powers in Germany. In reality it's as harmless as can be. Sweet and playful, simply to entertain the general public. A little empty for my liking, but it's one of the more fun Euro-fluff films of the era.


30. Vyborgskaya storona [The Vyborg Side] (1939, Grigoriy Kozintsev & Leonid Trauberg) - 4/10 - 42nd check
--- Soviet propaganda that had it's moments, but often would become too static and talky for its own good.


31. Frun tillhanda [The Servant Girl] (1939, Gunnar Olsson) - 3/10 - 7th check
--- Too old fashioned to be anything more than a relic of its time.


32. Undercover Doctor (1939, Louis King) - 4/10 - 1st check
--- J. Edgar Hoover delivering all the crime cliches possible for the Undercover Doctor (1939). And since Hoover was a law man, they make it mostly about making fools of the fools, aka the criminals. The actors do their best, but most of the characters were simply caricatures. That's part of the problem when its the crimes and method that's in focus and not the people.


33. Full Confession (1939, John Farrow) - 5/10 - 6th check
--- Could have done much more to add drama to this guilt trip, but at the same time it's very direct in it's behavior as Victor McLaglen keep making wrong decisions, ruining people's lives. That way, they didn't waste much time with the B-crimer.


34. Gone to the Dogs (1939, Ken G. Hall) - 4/10 - 2nd check
--- Folksy Australian comedy with George Wallace. Mainly a series of silly scenarios related to animals than a story that makes much sense. Just there to have fun, but rarely too focused.


35. Prey (I) (2022, Dan Trachtenberg) - 6/10 - 21st check
--- Move over Cowboys & Aliens, here comes Indians & Aliens! Weirdly captivating, and a welcome different twist to the super monster genre.


36. North of Shanghai (1939, Ken G. Hall) - 4/10 - 2nd check
--- They pack in a lot of action in this international reporter story, but it's very much a B-picture regardless of how hard they try to fill the hour with excitement.


37. Racketeers of the Range (1939, D. Ross Lederman) - 4/10 - 3rd check
--- Another one of George O'Brien westerns that was more plot and action focused than romantic. Naturally the charmer did have his sweet talks with Marjorie Reynolds, but she was a tougher cookie, so it was best to impress her fighting for her cause against crooked people in the meat business. A good B-western, not much out of the ordinary, but Chill Wills got some decent screen time as the sidekick so that helped a little.


38. City of Lost Men (1940, Harry Revier) - 3/10 - 1st check
--- Feature re-edit of the super bad and insane serial The Lost City (1935), five years later. Just goes to show, you can't save a crazy bad production, no matter how many times you edit it. Still I can't help smile at this thing.


39. Alias the Deacon (1940, Christy Cabanne) - 6/10 - 1st check
--- There had been two versions of Alias the Deacon made previously. Neither of which I have seen at this point. But this third and final attempt has finally come my way. And I actually enjoyed it quite a bit. Kind of a folksy tale of a naughty card shark played by Bob Burns, who in his own cunning way help the people of a small town being taken advantage of by one of the rich men there. Witty dry humor which Edward Brophy helped make broader. Plays out the way you want it.


40. Med livet som insats [They Staked Their Lives] (1940, Alf Sjöberg) - 3/10 - 3rd check
--- Neutral Sweden with a quasi-world problem picture. Not brave enough, and because of it this become just a muddled war-time picture.

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1. Joymati (1935, Jyotiprasad Agarwala) - 2/10 - 1st check
2. Street Singer (I) (1938, Phani Majumdar) - 4/10 - 9th check
3. Port-Arthur (1936, Nicolas Farkas) - 4/10 - 1st check
4. Delhi Durbar and Coronation (II) (1912, Gaumont British Picture Corporation) - 10min - 1st check, Tukaram (1921, Ganpat G. Shinde) - 5min - 1st check, Sukanya Savitri (1922, Kanjibhai Rathod) - 25min - 1st check, Khod Modli (1925, Dhundiraj Govind Phalke) - 1min - 1st check, Sati Savitri (I) (1927, Baburao Painter) - 31min - 2nd check, Gateway to India: Bombay (1932, James A. FitzPatrick) - 8min - 1st check
5. Konung Haakons mottagning i Kristiania [The Reception of King Haakon in Kristiania] (1905, Svensk Kinematograf) - 5min - 5th check, Lanka Dahan (1917, Dhundiraj Govind Phalke) - 5min - 3rd check, La señorita de Chicago (1931, James Parrott) - 31min - 2nd checkm In Walked Charley (1932, Warren Doane) - 21min - 3rd check, His Silent Racket (1933, Charley Chase) - 18min - 8th check
6. The Entitled (2022, Theodore Boborol) - 3/10 - 1st check
7. They Wanted to Marry (1937, Lew Landers) - 3/10 - 5th check
8. The Girl from Scotland Yard (1937, Robert G. Vignola) - 4/10 - 1st check
9. She Asked for It (1937, Erle C. Kenton) - 4/10 - 1st check
10. 52nd Street (1937, Harold Young) - 4/10 - 2nd check
11. Fridericus (1937, Johannes Meyer) - 5/10 - 6th check
12. Deputat Baltiki [Baltic Deputy] (1937, Iosif Kheifits & Aleksandr Zarkhi) - 4/10 - 8th check
13. Vacation from Love (1938, George Fitzmaurice) - 4/10 - 6th check
14. The Night Hawk (1938, Sidney Salkow) - 3/10 - 1st check
15. Novaya Moskva [The New Moscow] (1938, Aleksandr Medvedkin & Aleksandr Olenin) - 5/10 - 20th check
16. Nakimushi kozo [Crybaby Apprentice] (1938, Shirô Toyoda) - 5/10 - 2nd check
17. Hold That Co-ed (1938, George Marshall) - 6/10 - 8th check
18. Defenders of the Faith (1938, Russell Palmer) - 3/10 - 1st check
19. His Lordship Regrets (1938, Maclean Rogers) - 4/10 - 1st check
20. Federal Man-Hunt (1938, Nick Grinde) - 3/10 - 1t check
21. Pearls and Savages (1921, Frank Hurley) - 3/10 - 13th check
22-24. Flying G-Men (1939, James W. Horne & Ray Taylor) - 4/10 - 257min - 1st check
25-27. The Phantom Rider (1936, Ray Taylor) - 3/10 - 279min - 1st check
28. Kadetten [Cadets] (1939, Karl Ritter) - 5/10 - 5th check
29. Kitty und die Weltkonferenz [Kitty and the World Conference] (1939, Helmut Käutner) - 5/10 - 4th check
30. Vyborgskaya storona [The Vyborg Side] (1939, Grigoriy Kozintsev & Leonid Trauberg) - 4/10 - 42nd check
31. Frun tillhanda [The Servant Girl] (1939, Gunnar Olsson) - 3/10 - 7th check
32. Undercover Doctor (1939, Louis King) - 4/10 - 1st check
33. Full Confession (1939, John Farrow) - 5/10 - 6th check
34. Gone to the Dogs (1939, Ken G. Hall) - 4/10 - 2nd check
35. Prey (I) (2022, Dan Trachtenberg) - 6/10 - 21st check
36. North of Shanghai (1939, Ken G. Hall) - 4/10 - 2nd check
37. Racketeers of the Range (1939, D. Ross Lederman) - 4/10 - 3rd check
38. City of Lost Men (1940, Harry Revier) - 3/10 - 1st check
39. Alias the Deacon (1940, Christy Cabanne) - 6/10 - 1st check
40. Med livet som insats [They Staked Their Lives] (1940, Alf Sjöberg) - 3/10 - 3rd check
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1. Destined to Ride (Anna Elizabeth James, 2018, 🇺🇸) - 5/10 3 checks

Completely inoffensive film I've caught on TV this morning about a young girl that goes live on her aunt's ranch for a few weeks, makes some friends, rides a horse, wins a race. Passes the time well.
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Thank you for hosting, gunnar!

(There are countless gifs online from 'Melodii beloy nochi'; there has to be...),

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1. Nigorie (An Inlet of Muddy Water, Tadashi Imai, 1953) 9/10 (29 checks)
2. Foma Gordeev (Gordeyev Family, Mark Donskoy, 1959) 9/10 (15 checks)
3. Sengoku yarô (Warring Clans, Kihachi Okamoto, 1963) 9/10 (41 checks)
4. Ya rodom iz detstva (I Come from My Childhood, Viktor Turov, 1966) 10/10 (8 checks)
5. Chudy i inni (Skinny and Others, Henryk Kluba, 1967) 8.5/10 (4 checks)
6. Slonce wschodzi raz na dzien (The Sun Rises Once a Day, Henryk Kluba, 1967/72) 9.5/10 (18 checks)
7. Stantsionnyy smotritel (The Stationmaster, Sergey Solovyov, 1972) 9/10 (19 checks)
8. Bara no hyôteki (The Target of Roses, Kiyoshi Nishimura, 1972) 8/10 (2 checks)
9. Matatabi (The Wanderers, Kon Ichikawa, 1973) 8.5/10 (60 checks)
10. Moskva, lyubov moya (Moscow, My Love, Aleksandr Mitta & Kenji Yoshida, 1974) 7.510 (9 checks)
11. Kamome-yo, kirameku umi o mitaka/meguri ai (Oh Seagull, Have You Seen the Sparkling Ocean? An Encounter, Kenji Yoshida, 1975) 7.5/10 (8 checks)
12. Skaz pro to, kak tsar Pyotr arapa zhenil (How Czar Peter the Great Married Off His Moor, Aleksandr Mitta, 1976) 8.5/10 (47 checks)
13. Melodii beloy nochi (Melodies of a White Night, Sergey Solovyov & Kiyoshi Nishimura, 1977) 9.5/10 (21 checks)

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14. Suprugi Orlovy (The Orlovs, Mark Donskoy, 1978) 9/10 (1 check)
15. Niedzielne igraszki (Sunday Pranks, Robert Glinski, 1983) 8/10 (9 checks)
16. Cynga (Scurvy, Leszek Wosiewicz, 1992) 9/10 (1 check)
17. Podmoskovnye vechera (Katya Ismailova, Valeriy Todorovskiy, 1994) 8/10 (13 checks)
18. Shiritsu tantei Hama Maiku: Namae no nai mori (Mike Yokohama: A Forest with No Name, Shinji Aoyama, 2002) 8.5/10 (31 checks)
19. Yurev den (Yuri's Day, Kirill Serebrennikov, 2008) 7.5/10 (37 checks)
20. Petrovy v grippe (Petrov's Flu, Kirill Serebrennikov, 2021) 8/10 (85 checks)

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10) Cleopatra Jones (1973, Jack Starrett) - 3.5/5 (393 checks)
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01) August Underground (2001, Fred Vogel) - 4/5 (202 checks)
02) Not Okay (2022, Quinn Shephard) - 3.5/5 (35 checks)
03) Creative Nonfiction (2009, Lena Dunham) - 4/5 (54 checks)
04) Vengeance (2022, B.J. Novak) - 4.5/5 (14 checks)
05) Dark River (2017, Clio Barnard) - 2.5/5 (120 checks)

06) The Cloud in Her Room (2020, Zheng Lu Xinyuan) - 3.5/5 (49 checks)
07) Belle (2021, Mamoru Hosoda) - 3/5 (297 checks)
08) Jazz on a Summer’s Day (1959, Bert Stern & Aram Avakian) - 3.5/5 (350 checks)
09) Prey (2022, Dan Trachtenberg) - 3.5/5 (30 checks)
10) Cleopatra Jones (1973, Jack Starrett) - 3.5/5 (393 checks)
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9. They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (1970) 165 checks
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1. Misha and the Wolves (2021) 86 checks
2. Nudo e crudele (1984) 7 checks
3. Promenons-nous dans les bois (2000) 97 checks
4. I am Dina (2000) 325 checks
5. Eric Rohmer shorts
Bérénice (1954) 22 min - 63 checks
Véronique et son cancre (1958) 18 min - 200 checks
Présentation ou Charlotte et son steak (1960) 12 min - 250 checks
Une étudiante d'aujourd'hui (1966) 13 min - 154 checks
Bois ton café (1986) 3 min - 51 checks
Nadja à Paris (1964) 13 min - 254 checks
= 81 minutes
6. Prey, 2022 33 checks
7. Trainwreck: Woodstock '99 (2022) 13 checks
8. Thirteen Lives (2022) 8 checks
9. They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (1970) 165 checks
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7. The Half-Naked Truth (1932) * 77 min. 53 checks
8. Tiger Shark (1932) * 77 min.  87 checks

Two movies that I've wanted to see for a long time, and neither disappointed. The Half-Naked Truth has a wild script apparently based on actual stunts performed by a publicity man, with fast-talking Lee Tracy and beautiful, funny Lupe Velez and expert support from Eugene Pallette and Frank Morgan. Edward G. Robinson said he enjoyed working with Howard Hawks on Tiger Shark because he let him chew the scenery. It's Robinson's show, and it also has strong action scenes.
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1. Mare Nostrum (1926) * 134 min. 123 checks
2. Trancers 5: Sudden Deth (1994) * 72 min.  40 checks
3. Mango Yellow (2002) * 101 min.  190 checks
4. Illusions (1982) * 36 min.  284 checks
Online Dating (2015) * 3 min.  1 check
Are You Ready for Marriage? (1950) * 16 min.  330 checks
How Do You Know It's Love? (1950) * 14 min. 298 checks
Marriage Is a Partnership (1951) 16 min. 257 checks
5. Ladies of the Jury (1932) * 64 min. 23 checks
6. Étude cinégraphique sur une arabesque (1929) * 5 min. 236 checks
Social-Sex Attitudes in Adolescence (1953) * 23 min.  240 checks
Should I Marry Outside My Faith? (1962) * 29 min. 165 checks
Mor vran (1930) * 25 min. 104 checks
*First time viewing
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3. Prey-2022: 10/10 218 checks
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1. Family Enforcer-1976: 8/10 20 checks
2. Not Okay-2022: 8/10 41 checks
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The OP is updated. We're up to 23 participants now which is cool. It's nice to see an active challenge. We are also closing in rapidly on 200 points. Maybe with luck, we can crack 1000 by the end of the month. Heck, PUNQ should easily top 200 all on his own and jdidaco and flavo are each capable of reaching 100 or higher. I might get to 100, but I also want to focus some on the One Film from Each List challenge so we'll see. I do have those 77 Academy Award nominees left to be watched...


8-10 Moon Knight (2022) (303 minutes) - 242 checks - I've never been a big fan of Moon Knight, though I still have his first series and collected the second series once upon a time. I didn't go in with high expectations, but Oscar Isaac was excellent in his roles and Mia Calamawy was also very good. I liked this one a lot.

11 - Don't Make Me Go (2022) - 8/10 - 15 checks - John Cho stars as a single father who finds out that he has about a year to live unless he undergoes a risky operation. He decides to take his teenage daughter (Mia Isaac) on a road trip to meet his mother. Cho and Isaac are each very good here.

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1-3 - Obi-Wan Kenobi (2022) (280 minutes) - 195 checks
4-7 - Ms. Marvel (2022) (289 minutes) - 88 checks
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4. Danger Lights-1930: 7/10 31 checks
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1. Family Enforcer-1976: 8/10 20 checks
2. Not Okay-2022: 8/10 41 checks
3. Prey-2022: 10/10 218 checks
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1. The Raging Moon (1971): 7/10 37 checks

Malcolm McDowell plays a young bloke who gets paralyzed in both legs and ends up in a wheelchair. Pretty decent drama, almost good enough to be included in my 500<400 nominations. And Nanette Newman is so cute! :wub:
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400 Checks is actually a lot

1. Os deuses E Os Mortos / Of Gods and the Undead (Ruy Guerra, 1970) 54 checks
2. Eu Te Amo / I Love You (Arnaldo Jabor, 1981) 39 checks
3. Public Hero #1 (J. Walter Ruben, 1935) 44 checks
4. A Vida Invisível de Eurídice Gusmão / Invisible Life (Karim Aïnouz, 2019) 265 checks
5. Hoodlum Empire (Joseph Kane, 1952) 70 checks

This would seem to be a b-noir (Republic Pictures, lower-tier director and lesser-known secondary cast) elevated to A status (first-billed stars Brian Donlevy and Claire Trevor, an Oscar nominee and winner respectively, and a 98-minute run time). Or vice versa. In any case it ends up looking to my eyes a fairly cheap product (apart from those stars who I think were both still getting decent money at this time), with a fairly simple storyline (one-time gangster (John Russell, who is really the star and protagonist of the picture) trying to go straight but being hamstrung by former associates putting his name up on all kinds of illegal activities) stretched out and made more complex by a narrative choice that includes framing the whole thing in a courtroom proceeding led by a couple of Senators (Donlevy and Gene Lockhart), and innumerable flashbacks showing Russell's wartime exploits and various other bits of his past and those of the other characters. It really doesn't add up to much in the end, though the several brief violent scenes in the second half and a certain hamminess in Trevor's performance (I get the impression she knew it was kind of a shit screenplay and just wanted to have fun with it) make it modestly entertaining. Still all in all one of the weaker films on the TSP noir list IMO.
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3. Desyat Negrityat (1987) - 159 checks
Comments in the Russian challenge.

4-7. We Own This City (2022) - 59 checks
They got the band from The Wire back together for this miniseries. Most notably, David Simon and George Pelecanos developed and co-wrote the miniseries. Ed Burns also pitched in some writing. And included among the actors are those who played Marlo (Jamie Hector), Jay Landsman (Delaney Williams), Herc (Domenick Lombardozzi), and Dukie (Jermaine Crawford) in The Wire. So comparisons between We Own This City and The Wire are inevitable, especially considering that the focus here is on crooked cops in Baltimore. But there are some notable differences. While The Wire was heavily influenced by real events, it ultimately was a fictional drama. In comparison, We Own This City presents events that actually occurred. Also, here we have only six episodes, while The Wire had 60. The result is that this miniseries is less invested in character and more concerned with presenting a portrait and an indictment of the state of law enforcement today in the United States. I refer to the whole country and not just Baltimore because for those with the background knowledge, it is obvious that the problems in Baltimore afflict many major police departments across the country. I know that’s certainly true of my hometown, New York City. It’s also true of Oakland (my oldest friend has written a book about the history of the Oakland Police Department that will be published next year).

The story here is about a unit within the Baltimore Police Department that robbed and brutalized dozens of people during the 2010s. The narrative unfolds in a non-linear manner along four different tracks, including (1) the development of the rogue unit and their descent into criminality, (2) the investigation into the unit by multiple law enforcement agencies, and (3) interrogations of members of the unit after their eventual arrest. The fourth narrative path concerns an adjacent story — the efforts by members of the Department of Justice to develop a consent decree for the Baltimore Police Department. For those who don’t know, a consent decree is a legal process through which the federal government can force a state or local law enforcement agency to make changes after proving that the agency systematically violates the rights of citizens. This fourth narrative becomes the vehicle for the miniseries’ overarching message, showing a Department of Justice lawyer repeatedly interviewing people who expound on the problems with law enforcement in America. This can be highly didactic, but that’s my only misgiving about what is overall an excellent miniseries. I have to give special praise to Jon Bernthal, who plays one of the ringleaders among the crooked cops. I first saw Bernthal in a forgotten drama from 2007 that no one saw called Day Zero. Since then, he’s mastered his own brand of cinematic macho swagger, deploying it alternately for comedic, heroic, or villainous purposes. He’s never done better than he has in this miniseries. It’s a mesmerizing performance.
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4. Poem of the Sea (1958, Solntseva) 4/10 - #55 checks
5. Happy Days (1991, Balabanov) 6,5/10 - #47 checks
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1. Zvenigora (1927, Dovzhenko) 6/10 - #296 checks
2. Fogo (2012, Olaizola) 4,5/10 - #62 checks
3. L'ordre (1973, Pollet) 6,5/10 - #91 checks
4. Poem of the Sea (1958, Solntseva) 4/10 - #55 checks
5. Happy Days (1991, Balabanov) 6,5/10 - #47 checks
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1. Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom (2019) - 174 checks - You've definitely seen this sort of movie before, big city guy with an attitude problem is forced to go to a very rural city and finds a life he enjoys there. The movie does have a good heart to it though. The main character moves out to work as a teacher, and both the adults and kids really respect him since he is working as a teacher. Just a wholesome movie. 7/10

2. Prey (2022) - 320 checks - This ended up feeling very average to me. The action with the Predator fighting various people was fine, but not enough to carry the movie. I also really didn't like the pacing of the film. 5/10
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5. Fulltime Killer (2001) 396 checks

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1. Chanson d'Armor (1934) 112 checks
2. Under the Gun (1951) 44 checks
3. Emil und die Detektive (1931) 226 checks
4. Outrage (1950) 398 checks
5. Fulltime Killer (2001) 396 checks
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9. Not Wanted (1949) * 91 min. 103 checks
The beginning of Ida Lupino's career as an independent producer/director/writer (she took over as uncredited director when the director that she had hired, Elmer Clifton, died during production), it's a sympathetic look at a young woman facing an out of wedlock pregnancy, challenging the "we don't talk about those sort of things" convention of American society.

10. Dark Hazard (1934) * 73 min. 35 checks
Gambler Edward G. Robinson loves dog racing more than his straight-laced wife.

11. Catch Us If You Can (1965) * 91 min. 113 checks
A satire on advertising co-opting youth culture , it's much more downbeat than A Hard Day's Night. The Dave Clark Five play stuntmen involved in making commercials for meat, when Steve (Dave Clark) decides to run away for the weekend with the model for the advertising campaign, Dinah (Barbara Ferris). They meet several groups of odd characters during their journey, suggesting a society that is decadent, decaying and dependent on myths of a happier past. The biggest problem with the movie is the Dave Clark Five. They don't seem to have any personalities, or at least the movie never establishes any, and I guess that the viewer is expected to identify with them as rebels, but we don't know what they are rebelling against or how they are doing it. Dinah is potentially the most interesting character, a pretty but ordinary looking girl of the moment with a name which evokes a dowdy middle-aged English housewife (intentionally? -maybe they want the public to think of the prettiest cashier at the local supermarket, who sells them the meat) who really wants to do something different. The ending saves the movie, when the running finally stops and she and her Pygmalion have to face the emptiness.
Spoiler
1. Mare Nostrum (1926) * 134 min. 123 checks
2. Trancers 5: Sudden Deth (1994) * 72 min.  40 checks
3. Mango Yellow (2002) * 101 min.  190 checks
4. Illusions (1982) * 36 min.  284 checks
Online Dating (2015) * 3 min.  1 check
Are You Ready for Marriage? (1950) * 16 min.  330 checks
How Do You Know It's Love? (1950) * 14 min. 298 checks
Marriage Is a Partnership (1951) 16 min. 257 checks
5. Ladies of the Jury (1932) * 64 min. 23 checks
6. Étude cinégraphique sur une arabesque (1929) * 5 min. 236 checks
Social-Sex Attitudes in Adolescence (1953) * 23 min.  240 checks
Should I Marry Outside My Faith? (1962) * 29 min. 165 checks
Mor vran (1930) * 25 min. 104 checks
7. The Half-Naked Truth (1932) * 77 min. 53 checks
8. Tiger Shark (1932) * 77 min.  87 checks
*First time viewing
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ororama wrote: August 7th, 2022, 10:45 pm
11. Catch Us If You Can (1965) * 91 min. 113 checks
A satire on advertising co-opting youth culture , it's much more downbeat than A Hard Day's Night. The Dave Clark Five play stuntmen involved in making commercials for meat, when Steve (Dave Clark) decides to run away for the weekend with the model for the advertising campaign, Dinah (Barbara Ferris). They meet several groups of odd characters during their journey, suggesting a society that is decadent, decaying and dependent on myths of a happier past. The biggest problem with the movie is the Dave Clark Five. They don't seem to have any personalities, or at least the movie never establishes any, and I guess that the viewer is expected to identify with them as rebels, but we don't know what they are rebelling against or how they are doing it. Dinah is potentially the most interesting character, a pretty but ordinary looking girl of the moment with a name which evokes a dowdy middle-aged English housewife (intentionally? -maybe they want the public to think of the prettiest cashier at the local supermarket, who sells them the meat) who really wants to do something different. The ending saves the movie, when the running finally stops and she and her Pygmalion have to face the emptiness.

Cool. I saw this a few years ago and I guess my take is not too far off yours though maybe I enjoyed it a bit more. I caught it on TCM but would've hunted it up eventually because of John Boorman - doesn't seem very characteristic of his later work in most ways. But I've been thinking of 60s rock-n-roll lately and seeing this posted reminds me that there are several significant films of this era/type that I haven't seen - most notably The Knack...and How to Get It. Hmm, have to see if I have that, might be in the mood.
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5. Mosquito-1994: 8/10 186 checks
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1. Family Enforcer-1976: 8/10 20 checks
2. Not Okay-2022: 8/10 41 checks
3. Prey-2022: 10/10 218 checks
4. Danger Lights-1930: 7/10 31 checks
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12. Hard, Fast and Beautiful! (1951) * 78 min.
Claire Trevor as the tennis mom from hell, although I guess that's the only kind there is. Star Sally Forrest resembles director Ida Lupino from certain angles, and Lupino gave her a chance to shine here and in Not Wanted. Quick cameo by Lupino and Robert Ryan as tennis spectators.
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1. Mare Nostrum (1926) * 134 min. 123 checks
2. Trancers 5: Sudden Deth (1994) * 72 min.  40 checks
3. Mango Yellow (2002) * 101 min.  190 checks
4. Illusions (1982) * 36 min.  284 checks
Online Dating (2015) * 3 min.  1 check
Are You Ready for Marriage? (1950) * 16 min.  330 checks
How Do You Know It's Love? (1950) * 14 min. 298 checks
Marriage Is a Partnership (1951) 16 min. 257 checks
5. Ladies of the Jury (1932) * 64 min. 23 checks
6. Étude cinégraphique sur une arabesque (1929) * 5 min. 236 checks
Social-Sex Attitudes in Adolescence (1953) * 23 min.  240 checks
Should I Marry Outside My Faith? (1962) * 29 min. 165 checks
Mor vran (1930) * 25 min. 104 checks
7. The Half-Naked Truth (1932) * 77 min. 53 checks
8. Tiger Shark (1932) * 77 min.  87 checks
9. Not Wanted (1949) * 91 min. 103 checks
10. Dark Hazard (1934) * 73 min. 35 checks
11. Catch Us If You Can (1965) * 91 min. 113 checks
*First time viewing
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OldAle1 wrote: August 7th, 2022, 11:05 pm
ororama wrote: August 7th, 2022, 10:45 pm
11. Catch Us If You Can (1965) * 91 min. 113 checks
A satire on advertising co-opting youth culture , it's much more downbeat than A Hard Day's Night. The Dave Clark Five play stuntmen involved in making commercials for meat, when Steve (Dave Clark) decides to run away for the weekend with the model for the advertising campaign, Dinah (Barbara Ferris). They meet several groups of odd characters during their journey, suggesting a society that is decadent, decaying and dependent on myths of a happier past. The biggest problem with the movie is the Dave Clark Five. They don't seem to have any personalities, or at least the movie never establishes any, and I guess that the viewer is expected to identify with them as rebels, but we don't know what they are rebelling against or how they are doing it. Dinah is potentially the most interesting character, a pretty but ordinary looking girl of the moment with a name which evokes a dowdy middle-aged English housewife (intentionally? -maybe they want the public to think of the prettiest cashier at the local supermarket, who sells them the meat) who really wants to do something different. The ending saves the movie, when the running finally stops and she and her Pygmalion have to face the emptiness.

Cool. I saw this a few years ago and I guess my take is not too far off yours though maybe I enjoyed it a bit more. I caught it on TCM but would've hunted it up eventually because of John Boorman - doesn't seem very characteristic of his later work in most ways. But I've been thinking of 60s rock-n-roll lately and seeing this posted reminds me that there are several significant films of this era/type that I haven't seen - most notably The Knack...and How to Get It. Hmm, have to see if I have that, might be in the mood.
I may decide that I really like it as I think about it more, and there are several aspects worth thinking about. It surprised me when they met a group of hippies (I'm not sure if that term had been created yet) and Dinah's repeated statement that their trip was about the journey, not the destination. I think it will always be doomed to be in the shadow of A Hard Day's Night, but the contrast between the two takes on the same subject is interesting. As much as I love A Hard Day's Night (probably the movie that I've seen the most times), its cool satire lets Richard Lester and the Beatles revel in their stardom while they mock it, having their cake while they eat it. And of course the Dave Clark Five were no Beatles-"Catch Us If You Can" is probably their best song, and there are at least half a dozen songs in A Hard Day's Night better than it.
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41. Blame It on Love (1940, Wallace Fox) - 2/10 - 1st check
--- There was a time when companies made entire feature length movies with Hollywood stars and a story to sell their products. Blame It on Love (1940) was created for General Electric and showcases what in 1940 would be modern kitchen products and even television! Stars Joan Marsh & John 'Dusty' King, in a dry film with a pinch of domestic charm. Not necessary a thing one need to see.


42. The Leather Pushers (1940, John Rawlins) - 4/10 - 1st check
--- Richard Arlen & Andy Devine train pro-wrestlers, but ends-up in a more crooked sport - boxing - when Arlen's shows his KO power. And the rest is just silly.


43. Hidden Enemy (1940, Howard Bretherton) - 3/10 - 1st check
--- Template of a reporter getting caught-up in international espionage. The script has a lot going on, but everything, including the characters, is purely superficial. It's Monogram with the super basic production with likable caricatures on autopilot spitting out their lines without anything deeper going on.


44. Give Us Wings (1940, Charles Lamont) - 4/10 - 1st check
--- The Dead End Kids go flying! Someone through it would be a good idea to make them pilots. Let's just say there is more crashing going on than successful flights between them. The plot crashes a bit too, which is why it didn't become as fun as the key selling point would have you believe. But it's impossible to take away all the fun related to the gang doing things they probable shouldn't.


45. Ladies Must Live (1940, Noel M. Smith) - 4/10 - 3rd check
--- There had been a few attempts with this script, a George M. Cohan play, and this time it's Wayne Morris to play the hick in the big city. A very minor comedy, but it provides a few laughs along the way. Not big laughs, but Morris' ways fit the simple scheme.


46. Rhythm of the Rio Grande (1940, Albert Herman) - 4/10 - 1st check
--- For the most part a likable sloppy western with Tex Ritter. Everything was sort of simple and broad, so I guess the target audience was the kids, with plenty of that Tex charm making sure they got what they wanted.


47. Rainbow Over the Range (1940, Albert Herman) - 3/10 - 1st check
--- Some good bits with Tex Ritter, but for the most part they struggled to get much identity into this standard B-western.


48. Roaring Frontiers (1941, Lambert Hillyer) - 4/10 - 1st check
--- The pairing of Tex Ritter and "Wild" Bill Elliott certainly made for a more intriguing poverty row western. Two tough guys in very different ways and while the B-western as a whole doesn't provide anything else out of the ordinary, the duo still make it worth it.


49. The Pioneers (1941, Albert Herman) - 3/10 - 2nd check
--- Pretends to be a frontier/pioneer picture, but it's mainly a setting for some songs with Tex Ritter and special guest Red Foley while attaching a very clumsy and standard western plot to it all. A rough one with little things to enjoy.


50. Ride, Kelly, Ride (1941, Norman Foster) - 2/10 - 1st check
--- Besides having Eugene Pallette up-front, Ride, Kelly, Ride (1941) was thin in story and equally so as far as star-power. A picture with not much purpose.


51. Lucky Devils (1941, Lew Landers) - 3/10 - 1st check
--- It's like most of the other Richard Arlen & Andy Devine collabs. They throw in a lot in a loose plot and hope it works. Only some of the time here, and very little of it was above par.


52. Down Home (1920, Irvin Willat) - 4/10 - 1st check
--- Okay, but a fairly standard production from the silent era. A serious one for Leatrice Joy and one her fans will enjoy.

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1. Joymati (1935, Jyotiprasad Agarwala) - 2/10 - 1st check
2. Street Singer (I) (1938, Phani Majumdar) - 4/10 - 9th check
3. Port-Arthur (1936, Nicolas Farkas) - 4/10 - 1st check
4. Delhi Durbar and Coronation (II) (1912, Gaumont British Picture Corporation) - 10min - 1st check, Tukaram (1921, Ganpat G. Shinde) - 5min - 1st check, Sukanya Savitri (1922, Kanjibhai Rathod) - 25min - 1st check, Khod Modli (1925, Dhundiraj Govind Phalke) - 1min - 1st check, Sati Savitri (I) (1927, Baburao Painter) - 31min - 2nd check, Gateway to India: Bombay (1932, James A. FitzPatrick) - 8min - 1st check
5. Konung Haakons mottagning i Kristiania [The Reception of King Haakon in Kristiania] (1905, Svensk Kinematograf) - 5min - 5th check, Lanka Dahan (1917, Dhundiraj Govind Phalke) - 5min - 3rd check, La señorita de Chicago (1931, James Parrott) - 31min - 2nd checkm In Walked Charley (1932, Warren Doane) - 21min - 3rd check, His Silent Racket (1933, Charley Chase) - 18min - 8th check
6. The Entitled (2022, Theodore Boborol) - 3/10 - 1st check
7. They Wanted to Marry (1937, Lew Landers) - 3/10 - 5th check
8. The Girl from Scotland Yard (1937, Robert G. Vignola) - 4/10 - 1st check
9. She Asked for It (1937, Erle C. Kenton) - 4/10 - 1st check
10. 52nd Street (1937, Harold Young) - 4/10 - 2nd check
11. Fridericus (1937, Johannes Meyer) - 5/10 - 6th check
12. Deputat Baltiki [Baltic Deputy] (1937, Iosif Kheifits & Aleksandr Zarkhi) - 4/10 - 8th check
13. Vacation from Love (1938, George Fitzmaurice) - 4/10 - 6th check
14. The Night Hawk (1938, Sidney Salkow) - 3/10 - 1st check
15. Novaya Moskva [The New Moscow] (1938, Aleksandr Medvedkin & Aleksandr Olenin) - 5/10 - 20th check
16. Nakimushi kozo [Crybaby Apprentice] (1938, Shirô Toyoda) - 5/10 - 2nd check
17. Hold That Co-ed (1938, George Marshall) - 6/10 - 8th check
18. Defenders of the Faith (1938, Russell Palmer) - 3/10 - 1st check
19. His Lordship Regrets (1938, Maclean Rogers) - 4/10 - 1st check
20. Federal Man-Hunt (1938, Nick Grinde) - 3/10 - 1t check
21. Pearls and Savages (1921, Frank Hurley) - 3/10 - 13th check
22-24. Flying G-Men (1939, James W. Horne & Ray Taylor) - 4/10 - 257min - 1st check
25-27. The Phantom Rider (1936, Ray Taylor) - 3/10 - 279min - 1st check
28. Kadetten [Cadets] (1939, Karl Ritter) - 5/10 - 5th check
29. Kitty und die Weltkonferenz [Kitty and the World Conference] (1939, Helmut Käutner) - 5/10 - 4th check
30. Vyborgskaya storona [The Vyborg Side] (1939, Grigoriy Kozintsev & Leonid Trauberg) - 4/10 - 42nd check
31. Frun tillhanda [The Servant Girl] (1939, Gunnar Olsson) - 3/10 - 7th check
32. Undercover Doctor (1939, Louis King) - 4/10 - 1st check
33. Full Confession (1939, John Farrow) - 5/10 - 6th check
34. Gone to the Dogs (1939, Ken G. Hall) - 4/10 - 2nd check
35. Prey (I) (2022, Dan Trachtenberg) - 6/10 - 21st check
36. North of Shanghai (1939, Ken G. Hall) - 4/10 - 2nd check
37. Racketeers of the Range (1939, D. Ross Lederman) - 4/10 - 3rd check
38. City of Lost Men (1940, Harry Revier) - 3/10 - 1st check
39. Alias the Deacon (1940, Christy Cabanne) - 6/10 - 1st check
40. Med livet som insats [They Staked Their Lives] (1940, Alf Sjöberg) - 3/10 - 3rd check
41. Blame It on Love (1940, Wallace Fox) - 2/10 - 1st check
42. The Leather Pushers (1940, John Rawlins) - 4/10 - 1st check
43. Hidden Enemy (1940, Howard Bretherton) - 3/10 - 1st check
44. Give Us Wings (1940, Charles Lamont) - 4/10 - 1st check
45. Ladies Must Live (1940, Noel M. Smith) - 4/10 - 3rd check
46. Rhythm of the Rio Grande (1940, Albert Herman) - 4/10 - 1st check
47. Rainbow Over the Range (1940, Albert Herman) - 3/10 - 1st check
48. Roaring Frontiers (1941, Lambert Hillyer) - 4/10 - 1st check
49. The Pioneers (1941, Albert Herman) - 3/10 - 2nd check
50. Ride, Kelly, Ride (1941, Norman Foster) - 2/10 - 1st check
51. Lucky Devils (1941, Lew Landers) - 3/10 - 1st check
52. Down Home (1920, Irvin Willat) - 4/10 - 1st check
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1. The Only Living Boy in New York (2017, Marc Webb) 230 checks : 5.5

2. Détective (1985, Jean-Luc Godard) 375 checks: 3.0 - I'm less a fan of post-60s Godard than his early work, and this one is an example why. It didn't work for me at all, no redeeming qualities at all.

3. Hotel Transylvania: Transformania (2022, Derek Drymon & Jennifer Kluska) 252 checks: 5.5 -It passes the time, but more lazy, uninspired and less funny than the first two and slightly so than the third

4. One More Time with Feeling (2016, Andrew Dominik): 8.0 279 checks - This documentary about the making of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds album Skeleton Tree, already is a beautiful shot fascinating documentary that gives insight into Nick Cave’s creative process and inner life, inc. some beautiful poetry in its original purpose. What takes it to the next level is the honest exploration and truthful explanation of grief that cuts trough the often empty bs surrounding it and touches upon the unspeakable reality that is at the core of such immense trauma. That this traumatic event is never fully clearly outspoken in the movie speaks volumes.

5. Letter to Jane: An Investigation About a Still (1972, Jean-Luc Godard & Jean-Pierre Gorin): 4.5 142 checks - An companion piece to Tout va bien in which Godard and Gorin analyze a (in)famous photo of Jane Fonda meeting North-Vietnameses for 50 minutes. Of course when throwing so many ideas and questions to the wall some do hit, but most of it is typical dated pseudo-intellectual questions (we ask ourselves “how do we look at this photo?” “how do our eyes work?”) and ideas, plus it's full with half-baked assumptions. Only for Godard or film essays completists.
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10. Alt-Right: Age of Rage (2018) 30 checks
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1. Misha and the Wolves (2021) 86 checks
2. Nudo e crudele (1984) 7 checks
3. Promenons-nous dans les bois (2000) 97 checks
4. I am Dina (2000) 325 checks
5. Eric Rohmer shorts
Bérénice (1954) 22 min - 63 checks
Véronique et son cancre (1958) 18 min - 200 checks
Présentation ou Charlotte et son steak (1960) 12 min - 250 checks
Une étudiante d'aujourd'hui (1966) 13 min - 154 checks
Bois ton café (1986) 3 min - 51 checks
Nadja à Paris (1964) 13 min - 254 checks
= 81 minutes
6. Prey, 2022 33 checks
7. Trainwreck: Woodstock '99 (2022) 13 checks
8. Thirteen Lives (2022) 8 checks
9. They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (1970) 165 checks
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4.) Fire of Love (2022) - 57th check
5.) Antiporno (2016) - 339th check
6.) Prey (2022) - 383rd check
<400
1.) Marcel the Shell with Shoes On (2022) - 65th check
2.) Bokeh (2017) - 172nd check
3.) Skate Kitchen (2018) - 219th check
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11. Terrorister - en film om dom dömda (2003) 39 checks
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1. Misha and the Wolves (2021) 86 checks
2. Nudo e crudele (1984) 7 checks
3. Promenons-nous dans les bois (2000) 97 checks
4. I am Dina (2000) 325 checks
5. Eric Rohmer shorts
Bérénice (1954) 22 min - 63 checks
Véronique et son cancre (1958) 18 min - 200 checks
Présentation ou Charlotte et son steak (1960) 12 min - 250 checks
Une étudiante d'aujourd'hui (1966) 13 min - 154 checks
Bois ton café (1986) 3 min - 51 checks
Nadja à Paris (1964) 13 min - 254 checks
= 81 minutes
6. Prey, 2022 33 checks
7. Trainwreck: Woodstock '99 (2022) 13 checks
8. Thirteen Lives (2022) 8 checks
9. They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (1970) 165 checks
10. Alt-Right: Age of Rage (2018) 30 checks
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400 Checks is actually a lot

1. Os deuses E Os Mortos / Of Gods and the Undead (Ruy Guerra, 1970) 54 checks
2. Eu Te Amo / I Love You (Arnaldo Jabor, 1981) 39 checks
3. Public Hero #1 (J. Walter Ruben, 1935) 44 checks
4. A Vida Invisível de Eurídice Gusmão / Invisible Life (Karim Aïnouz, 2019) 265 checks
5. Hoodlum Empire (Joseph Kane, 1952) 70 checks
6. Satana likuyushchiy / Satan Triumphant (Yakov Protazanov, 1917) 26 checks

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It's our old friend the Devil, up to his usual tricks, in this story of a strict conservative pastor who lives with his humpbacked painter brother and the brother's wife in a small town, in relative harmony until...SATAN! shows up on a dark and stormy night and seeks shelter. Of course he doesn't say he's the fallen angel or anything, but we the audience will probably figure it out before anybody in the film does, and the pastor doesn't take too long. Satan worms his way into the pastor's soul, asking him why his deformed brother should have the wife, and he the obviously superior man remain celibate? Soon the evil work takes hold, with tragic results...

This was I guess originally a 2-part film, with each part probably screened separately - there are separate credits at the halfway point or so for Part II - but each part seems to be missing it's ending; if I had to guess I'd say the film ran about 2 hours total, but what we have today is 87 minutes, with each part given a very quick (kind of hilarious, actually) wrap-up in the last minute in the titles. I don't know that a complete restoration with all the missing footage would help any - while this isn't terrible or anything, it's quite easily the weakest of the five films I've seen from the director, predictable and full of the worst over-the-top acting that stereotypes a lot of silent film to the uninitiated; watching this I'd understand why people sometimes can't respond to silents. Star Ivan Mozzukhin (playing both the pastor, and his son in the second part) had a stellar career both in his native country and in France, where he fled after the Revolution, and he's got a certain magnetism to him, as does Aleksandr Chabrov as the Satan figure, and I tend to like stories of devils and their games with man, so this wasn't a total loss, but the filmmaking isn't all that interesting and on the whole it was pretty flat.
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11) They/Them (2022, John Logan) - 0.5/5 (19 checks)
12) Ali & Ava (2021, Clio Barnard) - 4/5 (49 checks)
13) Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn (2021, Radu Jude) - 2.5/5 (396 checks)
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01) August Underground (2001, Fred Vogel) - 4/5 (202 checks)
02) Not Okay (2022, Quinn Shephard) - 3.5/5 (35 checks)
03) Creative Nonfiction (2009, Lena Dunham) - 4/5 (54 checks)
04) Vengeance (2022, B.J. Novak) - 4.5/5 (14 checks)
05) Dark River (2017, Clio Barnard) - 2.5/5 (120 checks)

06) The Cloud in Her Room (2020, Zheng Lu Xinyuan) - 3.5/5 (49 checks)
07) Belle (2021, Mamoru Hosoda) - 3/5 (297 checks)
08) Jazz on a Summer’s Day (1959, Bert Stern & Aram Avakian) - 3.5/5 (350 checks)
09) Prey (2022, Dan Trachtenberg) - 3.5/5 (30 checks)
10) Cleopatra Jones (1973, Jack Starrett) - 3.5/5 (393 checks)

11) They/Them (2022, John Logan) - 0.5/5 (19 checks)
12) Ali & Ava (2021, Clio Barnard) - 4/5 (49 checks)
13) Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn (2021, Radu Jude) - 2.5/5 (396 checks)
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14) Christmas on Mars (2008, Wayne Coyne, Bradley Beesley & George Salisbury) - 3.5/5 (116 checks)
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01) August Underground (2001, Fred Vogel) - 4/5 (202 checks)
02) Not Okay (2022, Quinn Shephard) - 3.5/5 (35 checks)
03) Creative Nonfiction (2009, Lena Dunham) - 4/5 (54 checks)
04) Vengeance (2022, B.J. Novak) - 4.5/5 (14 checks)
05) Dark River (2017, Clio Barnard) - 2.5/5 (120 checks)

06) The Cloud in Her Room (2020, Zheng Lu Xinyuan) - 3.5/5 (49 checks)
07) Belle (2021, Mamoru Hosoda) - 3/5 (297 checks)
08) Jazz on a Summer’s Day (1959, Bert Stern & Aram Avakian) - 3.5/5 (350 checks)
09) Prey (2022, Dan Trachtenberg) - 3.5/5 (30 checks)
10) Cleopatra Jones (1973, Jack Starrett) - 3.5/5 (393 checks)

11) They/Them (2022, John Logan) - 0.5/5 (19 checks)
12) Ali & Ava (2021, Clio Barnard) - 4/5 (49 checks)
13) Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn (2021, Radu Jude) - 2.5/5 (396 checks)
14) Christmas on Mars (2008, Wayne Coyne, Bradley Beesley & George Salisbury) - 3.5/5 (116 checks)
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